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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.




ayton City Council

Next City Council/Budget Meeting:  Monday, July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Dayton City Hall Annex located at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.  Meeting Agendas and Packets will be posted here three days prior to the meeting.


The City of Dayton is Hiring!
Office Specialist I –
Dayton, Oregon (www.ci.dayton.or.us).  Population 2,720. 

The Office Specialist I’s main responsibilities are a variety of routine clerical and administrative work and as the code compliance officer who interprets, applies and enforces Dayton municipal code and ordinances. This work is performed under the direct supervision of the City Manager. An application and complete job description, including veteran’s preference information, is available here.  Send cover letter, resume and City of Dayton Application for Employment to: City of Dayton, Attn: Rochelle Roaden, PO Box 339, Dayton, OR 97114, or e-mail to rroaden@ci.dayton.or.us.

Closing date: Open until filled.  EOE

Job type:  Full Time

$15.33-$17.26/hr DOE, plus excellent benefits.

Summer Reading Program
Mr. Fantastic

Next Summer Reading Program - June 26
Join us at 9:45 in Courthouse Square Park **NEW LOCATION - PALMER CREEK LODGE COMMUNITY EVENTS CENTER** to complete an outer-space themed craft (Downstairs). 

At 10:30 (Community Events Center - Upstairs), Vicki Gasko Green will delight us with her special brand a magical ventriloquism! This should be a show to remember. 

Please visit Vicki's website for more information about her show. 


Press Release - 6.26.18



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Community Calendar

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  June, 2019 


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