Guest Blog Post by Jamie Akers, owner of Local Flow

Fresh and Wholesome Delights Await at Local Flow in Historic Downtown McMinnville!

Are you searching for a restaurant that offers a delightful array of smoothies, lunch bowls, and crepes made with delicious fruits and vegetables? Look no further than Local Flow in the heart of historic downtown McMinnville, Oregon. This cozy eatery is a haven for food enthusiasts who value natural flavors and care about what goes into their meals.

The food artists at Local Flow will create beautiful works of art for your taste buds to enjoy, and while waiting for your food you can peruse the selection of local artist’s work, write a message on our community art wall, or participate in our free, weekly Art on the Spot.

At Local Flow, they believe in serving up only the best, using fresh and nutritious ingredients in their offerings. Say goodbye to artificial flavors and dyes – every smoothie, smoothie bowl, juice, crepe, and lunch bowl is crafted with care to ensure a delightful and healthy experience for every customer.

One of the highlights at Local Flow is their delicious smoothie bowl selection. Bursting with vibrant flavors, these smoothie bowls are a perfect pick-me-up any time of the day. From classic combinations like banana, mango, and pineapple to inventive blends like green avocado, spinach, and kale, there’s a smoothie bowl to suit every taste bud. And the best part? The toppings of your smoothie bowl have a variety of options such as granola, chia seeds, or fresh fruit for that extra burst of goodness.

If you’re in need of a hearty and nourishing meal, look no further than Local Flow!


I am a North East Oregon native.  I grew up exploring and playing in the mountains surrounding my home.  I grew up on food from our garden, foraging for huckleberries and mushrooms  and preserving food for the winter.

I have a Bachelors degree from Eastern Oregon University and speak fluent Portuguese.  I lived in Brazil in my early 20’s and enjoy learning about other cultures and food.  We have hosted 3 exchange students in the last 5 years and now have 3 “international children” we love to visit.

My son attends Western Oregon University and majors in music composition and my daughter is a freshman at U of O and studying elementary education.  My husband Aaron is a plumber by day and painter by night.  He discovered his love of landscape painting during the pandemic and now loves to teach others. My family has called McMinnville home for 10 years now.  I enjoy exploring our area of the state with my friends and go mountain biking, hiking and skiing as often as I can.

I have owned and operated Crepe World for 3 years and Local Flow for 1 year.