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DESSERTS | CANDY | ESPRESSO | ICE CREAM

Currently owned and operated by the Simpson Family, we are carrying on the traditions set up by MV Advancements.  Serendipity is a gem to locals in McMinnville’s historic downtown area and a hotspot tourist destination! Come on in and enjoy the 1880’s atmosphere, modern customer service, lively player piano, house made treats, and support a local cause.

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OUR STORY

A DOWNTOWN ICON

Since 1886, the Cook?s Hotel building has stood on Third Street on the center of McMinnville?s picturesque downtown. Although no longer offering lodging, the building now serves up hospitality of a different sort.

In 2000 the Cook?s Hotel lobby was painstakingly renovated to its original turn-of-the-century charm and Serendipity Ice Cream opened for business. Surrounded by stained glass, polished hardwood floors, etched glass chandeliers and a rollicking old player piano, workers serve up Oregon-made ice cream, handmade waffle cones, glass-bottled sodas, candy, scratch-baked cookies, and more!

In 2019 Serendipity was put on the Oregon Ice Cream Trail map and named one of 10 stops on the trail as a must-try! This trail showcases the ?best ice cream you?ll find anywhere in the world!? said Josh Thomas of the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council. ?These tempting treats offered with good old-fashioned customer service do a splendid job of bringing back favorite childhood memories to older Serendipity patrons and creating new memories for younger customers.

ENHANCING LIVES

THROUGH WORKPLACE SKILLS TRAINING

Established in 2000, Serendipity is owned and operated by MV Advancements, a local non-profit whose mission is to assist people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest potential and live fulfilling lives. MV Advancements serves and supports more than 350 adults experiencing developmental disabilities in Yamhill, Marion, and Polk counties to Live, Work, and Thrive. Serendipity is an inclusive employer and its workspace offers job related skill development training in hospitality for all their employees as they navigate their careers.

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SERENDIPITY SUPPORTS THE COMMUNITY

We also are working hard to support many local non-profit?organizations in our area. We regularly partner with other non-profits in the community to raise awareness and funds.

Like us on?Facebook?and get the inside scoop on all the latest events, promotions and?our fundraising partners.

We are beginning to reconnect with our local non profits and help them after being closed for several months before finding new owners.

BY-THE-SCOOP

24 FLAVORS OF OREGON-MADE ICE CREAM

SERVING ONLY OREGON-MADE ICE CREAM, SHERBET, & SORBET IN DOWNTOWN MCMINNVILLE: TILLAMOOK | CASCADE GLACIER | UMPQUA

CHOOSE FROM A SUGAR CONE, PLAIN CONE, OR A CUP TO GO. ADD A HOUSE-MADE WAFFLE CONE FOR $1.

SINGLE SCOOP $3.95

ADD AN EXTRA SCOOP FOR $1.75!

MINI SCOOP $2.85

SPECIALTY DESSERTS

OLD-FASHIONED TRADITIONS

BROWNIE A LA MODE $6.50

A DECADENT GHIRARDELLI HOUSEMADE BROWNIE WITH ONE SCOOP JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT. TOPPED WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND CHERRIES.

ICE CREAM COOKIE SANDWICH $5.25

CHOOSE 2 HOUSE-BAKED COOKIES AND SANDWICH IN YOUR FAVORITE FROZEN FLAVOR.

BANANA SPLIT $9.00

A TIMELESS CLASSIC – 2 SCOOPS OF ICE CREAM OVER A SWEET RIPE BANANA, COVERED IN WHIPPED CREAM AND ALL THE TOPPINGS!!

SERENDIPITY SURPRISE $9.00

LET OUR STAFF SURPRISE YOU WITH A REAL DELIGHT! WE PROMISE YOU WON’T BE DISSAPPOINTED.

? SUNDAE $6.00

A SINGLE SCOOP SUNDAE WITH A $1 DONATION TO OUR CHARITY OF THE MONTH.

? ? DOUBLE SUNDAE $8.00

FEEL EXTRA SWEET WITH A DOUBLE SCOOP SUNDAE AND A $2 DONATION TO OUR CHARITY OF THE MONTH.

SHAKE OR MALT $6.50 (12oz)/ $8.00 (20oz)

TAKE YOUR FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM AND SHAKE IT UP!

A&W ROOT BEER FLOAT $5.50

REFRESHING FOR THOSE HOT SUMMER DAYS.

BAKED GOODS

HOUSE-MADE FROM SCRATCH GOODIES

GHIRARDELLI BROWNIE $2.50

A DECADENT GHIRARDELLI HOUSEMADE BROWNIE.

CHOCOLATE CHIP $1.25

THE BEST IN TOWN CHOCOLATE COOKIES. GIVING THESE COOKIES AWAY WILL MAKE YOU FREINDS FOR LIFE.

HEART SUGAR COOKIE $1.25

DEVELOPED IN-HOUSE, THESE SOFT, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CUTOUT COOKIES ARE A TRIBUTE TO THE INDIVIDUALS MV ADVANCEMENTS EMPOWERS TO LIVE FULFILLING AND INTEGRATED LIVES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

We are sold out of Hot Chocolate Bombs at the moment but we are working hard to make more! We will post when we have more in the shop!
Also, message us if you’d like to place and order and we will put you on the list!
Thank you for all the support ❤️
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Its National Cookie Day! That means we are doing: Buy a Cookie, Get One FREE!

We hope you help us celebrate and stop by to grab a few cookies! 🍪
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🍫IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME🍫

We are so excited about the release of our Hot Chocolate Bombs that we want to give one away!

To Enter:
1. Make sure you are following our page
2. Tag a friend in the comments! One entry per tag with unlimited entries!!!
3. For an extra entry, share the post!

The giveaway will close Saturday at noon and the winner will be announced later that day!

GOODLUCK! 🍫✨
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Today's Christmas Countdown of Specials is... Buy One Get One 50% OFF Banana Splits! You choose 3 flavors of ice cream with a banana and 3 toppings and to finish it off, whip cream, cherries and nuts! YUM! ... See MoreSee Less