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Barlow is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, south of Portland, between Canby and Aurora along Hwy 99 E., on the banks of the Molalla River.

The early pioneers settled in Banks around 1840 using Government donation land claims of 640 acres each. The Peyton Wilkes land claim is the site of the present town of Banks. The area was named after the son of the man who opened the Barlow Ranger District around Mount Hood. In 1910, 100 Japanese families came to Banks and started raising strawberries.

Barlow is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.

Area attractions include: Molalla River State Park, Willamette River, Memorial State Park, Charbonneau, Frontier and Langdon Farms Golf Courses, Historic Barlow House, Fir Pointe Farms, St. Josef's Wine Cellar Winery. There are also many farms, dairies and livestock operations located in Barlow.

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04/13 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.