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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.

News and Announcements

Dayton City Council

Next City Council Meeting:  Monday, August 20, 2018, 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.


Election 2018


Voluntary Water Conservation

The City of Dayton is encouraging water conservation efforts this summer!

For more information on how to conserve water click here.



Press Release - 6.26.18



The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available for free with your CCRLS Library card!


Free Wi-fi at Courthouse Square Park

As a part of the Dayton Friday Nights summer event series, Online Northwest is providing wi-fi free of charge as a part of their commitment to the Dayton Community.  The park Wi-Fi will be listed as "Dayton Park Wifi."

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