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Joel Palmer House Achieves Recognition in Travel Oregons Sustainable Business Challenge Program


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Historic, family-run restaurant demonstrates their commitment to stewardship and sustainability in their business practices.

Dayton, Oregon (PRWEB) July 07, 2014

Nestled in the heart of Oregons Willamette Valley, the Joel Palmer House delights dinner guests five nights a week with a cuisine focused on local produce, seasonal wild mushrooms, and outstanding Oregon wines. The Joel Palmer House has taken its commitment to preserving Oregons heritage and environment to the next level by achieving recognition in Travel Oregons Sustainable Business Challenge and becoming part of the Travel Oregon Forever network a highly esteemed network of pioneering companies and destinations working to make Oregon a better place to live and visit.

The Sustainable Business Challenge is designed to quantify and qualify the commitment Oregons tourism and hospitality businesses are making to environmentally and socially responsible practices. Chef Christopher Czarnecki, fourth-generation owner and Executive Chef of the Joel Palmer House, is honored by the recognition and excited to integrate sustainable practices into his family business.

This is a unique opportunity for us to give something back to the valley that supports us, says Chef Christopher Czarnecki. Were excited to be part of a network of businesses that are committed to improving both local Oregon community and environmental health.

As part of the Joel Palmer Houses commitment to sustainability, they installed two electric vehicle charging stations this past August. Chef Czarnecki wanted to help Electric Vehicle drivers experience Oregon Wine Country without worries about where to recharge and the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Joel Palmer House restaurant help eliminate range anxiety for EV drivers visiting Oregon's Willamette Valley wine country. The charging stations are located in two adjacent parking spaces behind the Joel Palmer House restaurant, right next to their culinary gardens mushroom patch. The technology by SemaConnect, Inc. uses the industry standard J1772 EV Connector and can also recharge Tesla Motors vehicles. The Joel Palmer House is also a featured restaurant on Travel Oregons North Willamette Valley EV Itinerary, an Oregon Electric Byways Road Trip.

As an EV enthusiast, I realized that EV drivers from Portland and Seattle wanted to be able to visit Oregon Wine Country but were apprehensive about the ability to recharge their vehicles while out in the valley, says Chef/Owner Christopher Czarnecki. "I'm excited to be part of the solution to these concerns."

About The Joel Palmer House Restaurant

The Joel Palmer Houses innovative and exciting menu features choice local produce, wild mushrooms and Oregon truffles. Chef Christopher Czarnecki and family strive to incorporate seasonal ingredients and use many locally grown vegetables, including many from their own on-site garden. Chef Christopher Czarnecki has created a tantalizing, creative menu that marries perfectly with the world renowned Pinot Noir of Oregons Willamette Valley. Of note, the Joel Palmer House ranks as one of Oregon's finest historic homes and is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Oregon Historic Register. Built in 1857, the house is Dayton's oldest standing structure. When weather permits, guests can enjoy their dinner on our outdoor patio, soaking in the last rays of sunshine in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.

About the Sustainable Business Challenge

Based on the 37 Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, Travel Oregons Sustainable Business Challenge is a voluntary reporting program that quantifies and qualifies the commitment of tourism and hospitality organizations to running sustainable and environmentally responsible operations. All tourism-related organizations are eligible to participate. Participants receive special recognition and marketing exposure through Travel Oregons advertising network. Learn more at

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