We are temporarily closed and hope to see you all soon. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline for reopening. Thank you for your patronage.

OREGON-MADE ICE CREAM AND HOUSEMADE TREATS

Owned and operated by MV Advancements, a local non-profit that empowers adults with disabilities to live, work, and thrive – 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, housemade 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

In addition to our own mission to provide employment to adults experiencing developmental disabilities, we also are working hard to support other 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 excited to announce our 2020 charity partners:

February 11 ? Lemonade Day; McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce

March 10 ? Soroptimist Club

April 14 ? Juliette?s House

May 12 ? Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation

June 9 ? Give-a-Little

July 14 ? Beyond Backpacks

August 11 ? Homeward Bound Pets

September 8 ? A Family Place

October 13 ? McMinnville Library Foundation

November 10 ? The Rotary Foundation

December 8 ? YCAP

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.

WHITE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL CRASIN $1.25

A LOCAL FAVORITE AND FREQUENTLY REQUESTED COOKIE FOR PARTIES AND FUNDRAISERS.

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.

SOUPS

DINE-IN OR TAKE-OUT!

WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI

(gluten-free)

Served daily. Hearty and full of flavor. Serendipity?s original recipe is made with grilled chicken, tender Great White Northern beans, aromatic onions, fresh garlic, spicy green chili, and the perfect amount of spice.

CHICKEN ENCHILADA

Mondays. Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a big bowl of soup. Made with grilled chicken, fire roasted tomatoes, spicy black beans, green chili, authentic Masa Harina and pungent chipotle chili in adobo sauce. Topped with optional sour cream and tortilla chips.

CHICKEN NOODLE

Tuesdays. Classic and comforting, our chicken soup is made with tender chicken, a mirepoix of carrots,celery, and onions. Simmered in a rich broth with hearty rotini noodles and aromatic herbs.

MINESTRONE

(dairy-free option)

Wednesdays. Filled with tons of great flavors and textures. Loaded with fresh seasonal vegetables, 2 kinds of beans, bijou pasta and simmered in a rich tomato broth. Topped with optional parmesan cheese.

CHEF’S CHOICE

Thursdays. Seasonal soup or stew using local fresh ingredients.

BAKED POTATO

(vegetarian option)

Fridays. This soup starts with fresh russet potatoes simmered in a mild vegetable broth with white pepper and blended with a 3 cheeses to create a rich and creamy soup. Topped with bacon, and cheddar.