Banks, Oregon: The Gateway to Outdoor Adventure
The city of Banks, Oregon, is located on Highway 26, en route to/from the Oregon Coast. With a population nearing 1,900, this small city is known for its superb outdoor recreation.
Banks marks the start of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a 21-mile linear trail open to cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. This popular path was the state’s first rail-to-trail project and remains one of the most popular multi-use paths in the region.
Banks is the gateway to the Oregon Coast. It’s less than a 45-minute drive to the pristine beaches and the refreshing Pacific Ocean.
Less than a 45-minute drive to the beaches of the Oregon Coast, this agricultural community radiates with small-town charm, and the friendly hospitality of its residents can be found at the area’s u-pick farms and farmers market.
Plan your Oregon’s Tualatin Valley Getaway
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Tualatin Valley Arts Trail is Here!
Dozens of murals, sculptures, and metal and glassworks are on display. Explore these pieces of art along the Tualatin Valley Public Arts Trail with our new, free mobile passport! Download today and start exploring.
Venture Out on the Tualatin Valley Ale Trail
The Tualatin Valley Ale Trail is a free passport program to introduce beer lovers to the wealth of craft beer in Tualatin Valley. From the ubiquitous McMenamins to small-batch brewers making IPAs, stouts, porters and more – the Ale Trail has something for each beer connoisseur.