By Molly • Molly Walker • 

Along the Street: Barlow Room to open in Dayton

The owners of Joel Palmer House, Chris and Mary Czarnecki, plan to open a second Dayton restaurant, The Barlow Room Restaurant and Bar, at 306 Ferry St. That’s just three blocks down from the Palmer House, on a historic block across from Dayton’s Courthouse Square Park.

“The Barlow Room is a perfect complement to what we currently offer at the Joel Palmer House and gives us the opportunity to cook what we love, even when it’s not at the fine-dining level,” said Chef Chris Czarnecki. “The Barlow Room will still deliver on our high quality standards, but at a more modest price point.”

It is named after pioneer Sam Barlow, who joined Joel Palmer on the westward migration to Oregon. He helped blaze a new trail over the Cascade Range that became known as the Barlow Road.

While Barlow continued to Oregon City, Palmer settled in Dayton. He went on to found the city and build the house where his namesake restaurant now operates.

The Barlow Room will feature a casual dining menu inspired by northwest cuisine. It will offer seasonal outdoor seating.

The decor will include exposed brick walls and historic photographs. It will be open for lunch and dinner Wednesdays through Sundays and provide off-site catering services on demand.



A WorkSource Job Fair will be held in conjunction with this year’s Community Connect, set to run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Sue Buel Elementary School, 185 S.E. Davis St.

The event, a one-day resource fair designed to connect individuals and families in need with an array of community resources, will feature educational opportunities, bike repair services, hair cuts, veterinary services, health screening and educational booths.

Other elements include a Veterans Stand Down, an outreach effort for homeless veterans; an American Red Cross Blood Drive, to run noon to 5 p.m.; and basic dental care, out of the McMinnville School District Conference Center at 135 S.E. Booth Bend Road. In addition, free countywide bus service will be offered throughout the day.

Volunteers and donations are welcome. To volunteer, contact Diane Lonaker at or 503-687-1412. To donate, or to register for the blood drive, contact Elise Hui at or 503-883-4318.


A total of $670 was raised for Antonia Crater Elementary in Newberg by Newberg Dodge Jeep Chrysler through Chrysler’s Drive for the Kids Program.

The program, held in conjunction with the school’s recent carnival, featured a $10 contribution for every test drive taken in a Chrysler vehicle.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters set for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at The Joint Replacement Institute, located on the second floor of the Willamette Valley Medical Center, 2700 S.E. Stratus Ave.

Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce has one from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at Heirloom Roses, 24062 Riverside Drive NW in St. Paul.

Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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