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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

Water Line & Hydrant Flushing

Public Works will be flushing water lines and fire hydrants throughout the City of Dayton starting October 16th. The process of flushing is an important maintenance activity which will refresh the water system. 

As a result of the line flushing, you may experience temporary discoloration of the water. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water.   If you experience this, please clear your pipes in your own home by running all water faucets for a minute or two.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call City Hall at 503-864-2221.

Dayton City Council

Next City Council Meeting:  Monday, December 3, 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.




Press Release - 6.26.18



Election 2018

Community Calendar

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December 1 - Christmas Tree Lighting

December 8 - Breakfast with Santa 

December 8 - Holiday Bazaar


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