Banks

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Nestled in the scenic foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range, Banks offers small-town charm just 30 miles from Portland. Visitors can choose from a number of cultural and recreational opportunities in close proximity. You might play golf, shop for antiques, sip wine from the vineyard or explore the beloved Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a rails-to-trails project that is open only to hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. The itinerary is up to you.

Greater Portland

Banks is located in Greater Portland, where you'll find the distinctive neighborhoods of Portland surrounded by wine country and the foothills of Mt. Hood.

Nearby cities are: Forest Grove, Cornelius, North Plains, and Hillsboro.

a Grant’s GetawayRolling Through History: Banks-Vernonia State Trail

by Grant McOmie / March 10, 2014

I’m a big believer in exploring Oregon’s back roads and learning something new about my home state at the same time. There are many ways to explore Oregon’s back roads and byways and a growing favorite way to see the sights and hear the sounds…

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an ItineraryRide the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

by Karl Samson / February 24, 2015

If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was in Tuscany. Golden wheat fields roll off into the distance. Grand old oaks, their leaves a dark and dusty green, cast shadows on the ripening wheat, and rows of grapevines stripe a distant hillside. But I…

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a Grant’s GetawayDirt Track Racers

by Grant McOmie / July 13, 2012

If the need for speed in your outdoor recreation is something you live for, there’s a special way to find itat the Banks Sunset Speedway, where dirt track racing gets the green flag. Each Saturday night, there’s music in the air where…

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an Scenic BywayThe Vineyard and Valley Tour Route

by Travel Oregon / February 21, 2016

Winding through the heart of Tualatin Valley’s vineyard country, this tour route beckons you to enjoy the region’s agricultural and viticultural bounties among bucolic rural scenery.

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Find things to see and do In Banks

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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Washington County Visitors Association 11000 S.W. Stratus St., Suite 170, Beaverton 503.644.5555 or 800.537.3149 www.VisitWashingtonCountyOregon.com
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