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Travel Logistics

Linfield College is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley on Oregon Highway 99W in McMinnville – 40 miles from Portland and 25 miles from Salem. The closest commercial airport is Portland International (PDX). If you are using GPS or need an address for an online map search, enter 450 SW Linfield Avenue, McMinnville 97128 (that’s the Michelbook House, home to the Office of Admission).

Driving Directions
Parking
Shuttle Services

Driving Directions

Tours depart from the Michelbook House, located at 450 SW Linfield Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.

If traveling from colleges north of Linfield, we recommend you allow the following time:
Newberg: 30 minutes
Forest Grove: 45 minutes
Portland: 1 hour, 30 minutes

If traveling from colleges south of Linfield, we recommend you allow the following time:
Monmouth: 40 minutes
Salem: 50 minutes
Corvallis: 1 hour
Eugene: 2 hours

Please note, due to ocean beach traffic on weekends, travel to McMinnville can take longer than expected (especially, on Thursday and Friday afternoons). We recommend planning for more than the traditional 90 minute travel time, or consider alternative routing.

Via I-5 south from Portland:

  • Take I-5 South to Exit 289 (Nyberg Rd/Tualatin-Sherwood Rd).
  • Turn right (west) onto Nyberg Road, which becomes Tualatin-Sherwood Road.
  • Keep going, through the city of Tualatin, until you reach the town of Sherwood (about five miles).
  • In Sherwood, immediately past the Albertson’s shopping complex, turn left onto Oregon Highway 99W South.
  • Stay on Highway 99W South for approximately 22 miles – through the communities of Newberg, Dundee and Lafayette. Then you’ll enter McMinnville on the northeast end of town.
  • Stay on Highway 99W South (Baker Street) through McMinnville. After about three miles, the Linfield campus is on the left.
  • Turn left at Fellows Street and take an immediate right (on Blaine Street) before passing the Linfield College sign.
  • The Office of Admission (in the Michelbook House) will be at the end of Blaine Street at Linfield Avenue.

Via I-5 north from Salem:

  • From I-5 North, take Exit 253 (North Santiam Hwy) and go west into Salem.
  • Follow the signs for Oregon Highway 22 about 10 miles to the traffic light at the junction with Oregon Highway 99W.
  • Turn right onto Highway 99W and travel north approximately 20 miles to McMinnville.
  • In McMinnville, continue to the traffic light at Fellows Street. Turn right and take an immediate right (on Blaine Street) before passing the Linfield College sign.
  • The Office of Admission (in the Michelbook House) will be at the end of Blaine Street at Linfield Avenue.

Alternative Routing from Portland:

  • Take I-5 South to Exit 278 (Donald/Aurora).
  • Turn right (west) onto Ehlen Rd NE.
  • At the end of Ehlen Rd NE, turn right onto OR-219 North (toward Champoeg and Newberg).
  • Continue on OR-219 North into Newberg, turning right on Villa Rd.
  • Turn left onto 99W South (toward City Center and McMinnville).
  • Turn right onto OR-240 West/N Main Street and continue to follow OR-240 West for six miles.
  • Turn left onto NE Carlton-Chehalem Creek Rd/NE Kuehne Rd (toward Lafayette and Carlton).
  • At the stop light in Carlton, turn left onto OR-47 South (toward McMinnville). Continue for four miles.
  • Turn right onto OR-99W South. Continue through McMinnville to the traffic light at Fellows Street (about three miles).
  • Turn right and take an immediate right (on Blaine Street) before passing the Linfield College sign.
  • The Office of Admission (in the Michelbook House) will be at the end of Blaine Street at Linfield Avenue.

Parking

Visitors are welcome to park anywhere on campus. There is a small visitors' lot located next to the Michelbook House and a larger lot across Linfield Avenue. No parking permits are required for visitors and parking is free.

Shuttle Services

If you are arriving by plane into Portland International Airport, we recommend you review the Ground Transportation options provided on the airport's website for information regarding private shuttles and rental car agencies.

McMinnville is not accessible via Amtrak or Grayhound/Boltbus; however, local public transit agency, Yamhill County Transit Area (YCTA), does provide service connections to Tri-Met, the Portland metro public transit agency.