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Local Weekend EventsOwn The Weekend

 All Summer Portland Cars & Coffee @ World of Speed - Part car show, part social gathering, all a great time. Join us Saturday morning’s year around to drink some fantastic Portland coffee, make some new friends, and admire some beautiful cars — or to have everyone admire yours! Grab muffins & mimosas across the street at Vanguard Brewing Co. from 9-12 pm.

6/21 – 9/1 Portland Movies in the Park all Summer - Live performances by local musicians, free popcorn, and movies at dusk.

6/20 Bites for Rights – Eat statewide at participating restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and bakeries to raise funds for local LGBT organizations.

6/20 – 6/30 Oregon Cider Week – It takes more than 7 days to celebrate all things cider in Portland. Sample ciders from around the region at themed tastings and tap takeovers galore.

6/20 Oregon Taxidermy Show & Competition – Hosted by Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville.

6/20 - 6/23 4 Peaks Music Festival, Bend - 4 days and 3 nights of music, arts, and fun with your family & friends! This boutique, intimate, and eclectic Festival spans many genres of world-class musicians. Picturesque camping is free, as are kids 10 & under.

6/21 Summer Solstice Shuffle, Redmond - 1 mile and 5K walk or run along the Dry Canyon trail, free concert from Precious Byrd, food carts with tacos and bowls for purchase, a Kids Zone for the little ones and the opportunity to learn more about the health and wellness resources at St. Charles Health System.

6/21 – 6/23 Festival of Balloons in Tigard – Hundreds of hot-air balloons take to the skies at sunrise. Then the festivities kick off, with cotton candy, a car show, and much more.

6/21 – 6/23 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts – This huge regional art show features established and emerging artists, from dancers to painters and sculptors, all around town. Most shows free.

6/21 – 6/23 Good in the Hood Festival – Live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids activities, and a beer and wine garden at King School Park. A parade on Saturday at 11 am.

6/22 – 6/23 Blues Fest in the Gorge – Features locally made beer and wine, live music, and great scenery in Stevenson, WA. Friday evening is free.

6/22 Taste of Parkrose – 5k run, food tasting, kids entertainment, beer tent, circus, live music, and 45+ vendors!

6/22 Petal Pedal Silverton, OR - A premier cycling event with four beautiful route options in the Willamette Valley. Registration includes admission to The Oregon Garden, live music, a fully supported ride with delicious stops along the route and a gourmet dinner with unlimited wine and beer.

6/23 SE Portland Milk Carton Boat Race - Children and adults race and show off their handmade, human powered boats that float only by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs.

Oregonians Credit Union does not promote or endorse any of these events, vendors and/or their products.

Holiday Closures:  

  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4th
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 2nd 

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ScholarshipCollege is a lot of things: exciting, challenging, rewarding - did we forget to mention expensive? In order to help students pursue their educational dreams, Oregonians Credit Union will award four $1,000 scholarships:

  • Graduating High School Students: two $1,000 scholarships
  • Current College Students: two $1,000 scholarships

If your high school graduation is around the corner or you'll be attending another year of college during the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year, we invite you to apply. Click here for more details. 


CEO Transition Announcement

After 37 years with OCU Chuck Garner, CEO retired on May 1st. Sam Launius has been named the new CEO.

CEO Transition

When Oregonians Credit Union was formed in 2005, the 3 CEOs of the merged credit unions were retained by the OCU Board.  The plan was to have an enviable management succession plan covering the future.

The first CEO after the merger was Mike Cline who was the CEO of the former Oregon Central Credit Union. Chuck Garner, the CEO of the former Oregonian Federal Credit Union succeeded Mike in early 2008.  Chuck had served as the CEO of Oregonian FCU since 1981.  Prior experience included two other credit unions and he served as a branch manager for a national consumer finance company for almost 7 years before joining credit unions.  Chuck’s total years in consumer finance was just shy of 45 years!

Before the formation of OCU, Sam Launius was the CEO of the former Mountain View Federal Credit Union, a position he held for more than 12 years. Since the merger over 12 years ago Sam has served as VP of Operations where he was instrumental in helping to make the merger a success, and since 2008, the position of EVP.  He has accumulated over 30 years in financial service positions.

Chuck Garner summed up Sam’s career: “Sam is well positioned to be Oregonians’ CEO.  He has served in many capacities during his career both here at OCU and in past positions.  He is well aware of OCU’s Board plans and goals for serving the membership, volunteers and staff and the issues that face the industry, and has proven he is capable to take the next step.”

We thank Chuck for his leadership over the years and wish him the best in retirement!