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Join Trailhead Credit Union

Banking for the non-conformist

Come as you are.
Leave a little better.

We give you advice and financial solutions as unique as you are to help you live the life you want.

Why Trailhead?

We’re not the cookie-cutter, same-as-a-million-others place to bank. When you join Trailhead, you become part of a financial cooperative, where individuals come together to reach financial goals.


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.

Service and tools for whatever trail you choose

Mobile App

Advanced Digital Tools

Manage your money with digital banking. Pay bills, transfer funds, deposit checks, and more.


Branches & ATMs Nationwide

Enjoy surcharge-free ATM access at over 38,000 ATMs and access to your Trailhead account at other credit union branches nationwide through the Shared Branch network.


Better rates & lower fees

As a not-for-profit cooperative, we return our profits to members through better rates and lower fees.


Free checking that pays

Trailhead offers free checking accounts for your everyday banking, including two that reward you in cash.

Home Loans

Mortgage + Home Equity Options

Get into a new home or get more out of the equity in your home with our loan and line of credit options.

Credit Cards

Visa Credit Cards

Choose from three member-friendly cards, all with no annual fee and reduced rates for balance transfers.

The Trailhead Difference

Learn more about Trailhead’s commitment to members and the communities we serve.

Discover the difference

Who We Serve

There are a variety of ways to qualify for membership.

People who live, work, worship, or attend school in Multnomah County, Oregon are eligible to become members at Trailhead Credit Union.


People who are immediate family members of current members are eligible to become members at Trailhead Credit Union. Immediate family members include:

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Parents or step-parents
  • Children or step-children
  • Brothers, sisters, or step-siblings
  • Grandparents or step-grandparents
  • Grandchildren or step-grandchildren

Belong somewhere you feel free

All you need is $5 in your savings account to become a member.

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NOTE: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. When you open an account, we are required to obtain your name, physical address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We will also ask to see your driver’s license and other identifying documents to verify identity.