$40 for $80 Worth of Fine Dining and Wine at Joel Palmer House in Dayton


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  • Menu inspired by wild mushrooms
  • Extensive wine list
  • Historical landmark

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid on 5/8, 5/27-30, or 11/23-27. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For $40, today's Groupon gets you $80 worth of fine dining and wine at the Joel Palmer House. This Dayton dining destination was named one of Portland's Top-10 Romantic Restaurants by Gayot.

The Joel Palmer House fills fine china with globally inspired dishes that fuse locally produced herbs and vegetables with wild Oregon mushrooms. Amorous eaters take breaks from sweetheart staring contests to thaw benumbed tongues with warm bowls of Joe's wild mushroom soup, a 75-year-old family recipe that combines the rich essence of pureed suillus mushrooms with creamy crème fraîche ($9). The beef stroganoff pleases palates with succulent meat, wild mushrooms, and seasoned rice ($30), and the sautéed sea scallops, served with lotus root, wild mushroom duxelles, and a creole pinot gris sauce ($32), fill abdominal abysses. Fortify fungus fare with a bottle of locally fermented pinot noir from a sprawling list of Oregon wines and achieve a culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves.

Grandiose columns line the entrance of the Joel Palmer House, the colonial-style landmark in which pioneer, politician, and Dayton-founder Joel Palmer once lived, slept, and perfected the moonwalk. Inside, antique mirrors and charming wall adornments lend the cozy interior an atmosphere of old-timey elegance and intimacy, creating a romantic venue for celebrating an anniversary or popping the question with a plate of diamond-encrusted portobellos.

Today's Groupon does not include the mandatory 18% gratuity.


Eighteen Yelpers give the Joel Palmer House a 3.5-star average rating and Citysearchers give it a three-star average. TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes.

Customer Reviews

I've never liked mushrooms. The mushrooms in the dishes I ordered were very good and have changed my mind about liking mushrooms.
Bob S. · January 14, 2012
The food was terrific. A couple of items were different than I anticipated, but I put aside my expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The service was perfect. The first time I ate here, there was too much service, but they've dialed it back to just the right level.
Dave A. · January 3, 2012
Very good. Very spendy!
Scott H. · January 3, 2012
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    600 Ferry St.

    Dayton, Oregon 97114

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