The City of Dayton is located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley. Home to many vineyards, wineries, and restaurants; this small town has a special history. Dayton was the first city in Oregon to be designated as a national historic resource. A great community park is nestled amongst shops and cafes, and is walking distance to the library.
Official City Website: https://www.cityofamityoregon.org/
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Location: Highways 221 and 223. Turn south from Highway 18. Approximately three miles east of McMinnville.
FYI: Andrew Smith, ferryman, named Dayton for his hometown in Ohio.
Population: 2,688 (2021)
Attractions: South Yamhill River, historic buildings including 1856 Ft. Yamhill Blockhouse (pictured here) in city park, historic churches,1852 Joel Palmer House restaurant, Yamhill Locks Park, Red Hills Park, walking tour, wineries, Wheatland Ferry on the Willamette River and nearby Maude Williamson State Park.
Visitor information: 503-864-2221
Page updated 01/10/2024
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Enjoy ice cream, tacos, and other traditional Mexican dishes at Juanita's Cafe. Located directly across from the community park and playground, this great little spot makes for the perfect afternoon treat.
The Joel Palmer House ranks as one of Oregon's finest historic homes and is on both Oregon and National Historic Registers in downtown Dayton. The cuisine revolves around wild mushrooms, truffles, and the local Oregon bounty of fresh produce and Pinot Noir.
The family established the property in 1943 and the vineyard 50 years later. Over the last 29 years, they have patiently transformed the 400-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills.