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Welcome to Dayton, Oregon

The City of Dayton is located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley.  It is situated just off Hwy 18 between McMinnville and Newberg and is centrally located 55 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 24 miles from the State Capital and 60 miles from Mt Hood. 

Rich in history, Dayton was founded in 1850 by General Joel Palmer and Andrew Smith. Incorporated in 1880, the history of Dayton dates back to Oregon's beginning.  The current population is 2635.

Dayton was the first city in the State of Oregon to be designated as a national historic resource.  The numerous homes and buildings on the National Historic Register are easily viewed on a walking tour within the city. For walking tour brochures contact the City of Dayton at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Summer Reading Program

The 2017 Summer Reading Program starts June 21st and runs through July 26th.

The program is open to all children through age 14. Come and be entertained by our wonderful performers at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Dayton Community Center.

Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 - 2:30 we will have craft and activity sessions at the Dayton Courthouse Square Park. For more information call 503-864-2221.

Free Wi-fi at Courthouse Square Park

As a part of the Dayton Friday Nights summer event series, Online Northwest has provided free Wi-fi at Courthouse Square Park. This service is being provided free of charge as a part of Online Northwest's commitment to the Dayton Community. In your list of wi-fi options on your device, the park wi-fi is under "Dayton Park Wifi." Come enjoy our beautiful park and free wi-fi in Courthouse Square Park. 

Dayton City Council

The City Council currently has an open vacancy.  If you are at least 18, have a primary residence in the City of Dayton, and have resided within the City for at least 1 year prior to June 16, 2017, you are eligible to apply.   Applications can be picked up at City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton, Oregon or you can email cityofdayton@ci.dayton.or.us for an electronic version.  Application deadline is Friday, July 14th.   Any questions, please contact Rochelle Roaden, City Recorder at 503-864-2221.


Next City Council Meeting:  July 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m, Dayton City Hall Annex located at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.  Meeting Agendas and Packets will be posted here the Thursday prior to the meeting.

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