The City is alive with downtown development and redevelopment. The Old Baptist Church was recently renovated and now houses one of four downtown Dayton restaurants. The City Dayton Community Development Association (DCDA) and businesses have also partnered to start a summer event series called Dayton Friday Nights. Every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day there is live music a vintage car cruise-in and vendors in the park downtown. Friday Nights have increased both the tourism the City experiences as well community togetherness as both residents and out-of-towners enjoy Friday Nights in downtown.
Residential development has increased over the last couple of years. More and more people are relocating. The City continues to improve its infrastructure in order to keep pace with growth.
With help and leadership from the Technology Association of Oregon the City and Dayton School District have embraced the need to establish a culture of innovation within the community. The City is pushing new water and wastewater technology in order to both secure the City’s water and wastewater systems as well as to reduce the cost impact of city infrastructure on residents. The School District has established innovative curriculum aimed at helping students learn new skills as they produce solutions to real world problems.
Dayton’s enviable climate convenient location friendly people and current city vibe make living in Dayton small town living at its finest. Located in the Willamette Valley approximately 25 miles southwest of Portland and seven miles east of McMinnville.
City of Dayton: 503-864-2221 www.ci.dayton.or.us
Community Development Association: www.daytonoregon.org