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The Trailhead Difference

Our Commitment to Members

Here, it’s different

A financial institution that conforms to fit your unique situation, not the other way around.

Our mission is to deliver financial solutions, enhancing members’ quality of life and enriching their communities.

Advocating the Diversity of Our Community

Trailhead advocates and champions the members of our diverse community and credit union. We recognize the potential of every individual by empowering members with opportunities, access, and solutions. Our differences unite us.


Enriching the Communities We Serve

Our certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) means that we help individuals with modest incomes become financially self-sufficient through our innovative lending practices, educational efforts, and small business lending.

Providing Support Where You Live, Work, and Play

We are committed to bettering the welfare of our local community through partnerships that represent our values, mission, and our Portland community.


Financial guidance for whatever trail you choose

Wherever you are on your path to financial success, we can help you navigate the trail so you can reach the summit. Whether the summit is getting out of debt, home ownership, or something else, we are proud to find creative ways to help you get there. Here are some of the most common topics we work on with our members.


Understanding Credit

Knowing how credit works and how you can use it — rather than feeling like it is using you — lays the foundation for a strong financial future.

Plant Grow

Investing in Your Future

Whether you need tactics for building up your savings or advice on how to get good returns on the savings you have, we can help.

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Managing your money

You are empowered to manage your money any time, any place with Trailhead’s advanced digital tools.

Home Loans

Home Ownership

Whether you are looking to buy your first home, refinance, or even move into a floating home, we offer solutions and guidance throughout the process.

Trailhead’s community involvement supports PDX life

  • In 2023, we donated

    to local community organizations.

  • In 2023, we paid

    in rewards to members with Kasasa accounts.

  • Trailhead welcomes

    members to our financial cooperative.

Trailhead proudly supports these community partners

We are honored to offer assistance to a variety of non-profits that help form our successful and unique community. Here are some of the organizations we have recently supported:

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out how you can join us in our community efforts, with volunteer and donation opportunities for these remarkable establishments. Keep Portland thriving!

Credit Unions vs. Banks: What's the difference?

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Credit Unions

  • Type of Organization

    Not-for-profit financial cooperative

  • Who Owns It


  • Board of Directors

    Volunteer members (unpaid)

  • Who Can Join

    Anyone within a designated field of membership

  • Income Goes To

    Members (in the form of better rates & fewer fees)

  • Deposits Insured By


  • Type of Organization

    Type of Organization

  • Who Owns It

    Who Owns It

  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

  • Who Can Join

    Who Can Join

  • Income Goes To

    Income Goes To

  • Deposits Insured By

    Deposits Insured By


  • Type of Organization

    For-profit enterprise

  • Who Owns It


  • Board of Directors

    Stockholders (paid)

  • Who Can Join


  • Income Goes To


  • Deposits Insured By


Maximize your Membership

Get in touch

Call: 503-220-2592


Send a secure message through Digital Banking.

Come on in!

Visit any of our branches:

Old Town: 221 NW 2nd Ave, Ste 100

Mississippi: 3904 N Mississippi Ave

Division: 3354 SE Division St