About us

This is not the cookie-cutter, same-as-a-million-others place to bank. 

Trailhead Federal Credit Union was founded in 1935 when eleven employees from Portland Gas and Coke decided to pool their money to form a financial cooperative. These founding members encouraged other gas company employees to deposit their money into the Credit Union so that their co-workers who needed to borrow, could do so at a reasonable rate. Unlike a bank, the profits of Trailhead are returned to our members in the form of better rates and lower fees.

Today, Trailhead continues to serve NW Natural employees and their families, as well as anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Multnomah County, Oregon. As we embrace the “small enough to know better” mantra, we work to guide each member on their individualized path to financial success. We believe in Portland, our hometown, and the unique people who live here. So we embrace their individuality — and work to help them succeed.

Locations

Find a location near you »Visit us in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood or on Mississippi Avenue, or find Shared Branches or ATMs when you aren’t so near.


ATMs

Find a free ATM »Trailhead members enjoy access to more than 38,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide.


News & Announcements

The latest and greatest »Learn about new products, services, events and special offers. There’s never a dull moment at Trailhead.


History

Established in Portland in 1935 »Trailhead is proud to be one of the oldest credit unions in Oregon with deep local roots and ties to our founding company.


Careers

Come work with us »Trailhead employees work together to achieve common goals and embrace our members’ individuality as we help them find their unique paths to financial success.


Volunteer

Serve on the Board of Directors »Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives owned by their members and have a volunteer Board of Directors that oversees the operations. Learn more about how you can volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee.