About Banks

The City of Banks is a small, rural community located in Western Washington County, situated just outside of the Portland Metropolitan Urban Growth Boundary.  It sits twenty-four miles northwest of Portland, at the foot of the Coastal Mountain Range. The population of Banks is 1,865.
The Community of Banks, Oregon was named after John L. Banks. Mr. Banks was born on October 1, 1840 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He came to Oregon in 1882, and became a successful farmer and businessman. Mr. Banks passed away on September 22, 1909 in Washington County, Oregon. - picture used with the permission of the Banks Historical Society

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