The Banks Post is an online and print newspaper that covers news, events, sports, culture, and opinion in the communities of Banks, Buxton, Manning, Roy, Hayward, Timber and more. Our coverage area extends from Highway 47 outside of Forest Grove, north to encompass all of Banks almost to North Plains, then up through the forest and farms to the edge of Columbia County, then west past the Timber Junction on Highway 26, looping back to include the town of Timber, with the mountain ridge between Hayward and the Gales Creek Valley roughly forming our southern boundary.

We strive to provide as neutral, unbiased, and transparent a journalistic process as possible, maintaining our independence through a strict non-political endorsement policy, meaning we do not endorse political candidates or measures.

We are funded through a combination of subscriber donations and business advertising. To truly be a successful community newspaper, we rely on the continued support and generosity of our community.

If you would like to safeguard the future of local journalism in the Banks area, please become a Patron of the Banks Post and our sister publication, the Gales Creek Journal and join our mission to bring local journalism from a local viewpoint to the rural western half of Washington County. If your are a business owner in the area and would like to reach the citizens of the Banks area, please click here.