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Local Weekend EventsOwn The Weekend

At Oregonians Credit Union, we consider the weekend a time of relaxation, rest, play, adventure and everything in-between. We love this beautiful state we call home and we know you do too! That is why we are introducing OWN THE WEEKEND! A weekly round-up of Oregon events so you can get the most out of every weekend, live your best life and experience all that Oregon has to offer.

Each week we will publish a list of local events happening near you. Don't miss the list! Follow us on social for event updates every Thursday! Are you ready to OWN THE WEEKEND? Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram & Twitter.

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.

7/27 - 8/25 Street of Dreams -View show homes featuring the latest in residential construction reflecting the unique and professional talents of builders, interior designers, craftspeople and landscape architects.

8/23 – 24 Airshow of the Cascades in MadrasSee vintage aircraft, warbirds in the air, an antique car & motorcycle show, aircraft fly-in show. Families can experience glider and helicopter rides, ride the zip line, enjoy Friday Fireworks, ​sample great food, live music, and so much more.

8/23 - 24 Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival at Mt. Bachelor – Free bike clinics, live music, vendors, food & beer, and a great view of the Skills Park all weekend long.

8/23 -25 Art in the High Desert – Central Oregon’s premier juried art & craft show brings over 120 nationally acclaimed, hand-picked, visual artists to on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District. Come see, meet, and buy.

8/23 – 25 Boring Beer Festival - Featuring beer & cider from the Mt. Hood Territory "Tap Trail,” and “Fruit Loop,” plus PDX and SW WA!

8/23 - 25 Fairy Festival - Costumed faeries, entertainment, music, a food court, and 80 vendors of art, literature, and crafts at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains. 

8/23 - 25 OBA Pickers Fest & Retreat - This is an opportunity to relax and play music with group of equally relaxed picker’s in an idyllic setting.

8/23 - 9/2 Oregon State Fair - See farm animals and craft displays, eat fair food, drink local beer and wine, and enjoy carnival rides.

8/24 Brazilian Festival - Sharing Brazilian music, food, art, dance and much more!

8/24 Rose City Photofair - One of the largest camera shows in the West featuring a 6,000 square foot hall filled with photo gear to buy or sell.

8/24 - 9/2 Dahlia Festival - View 400 floral arrangements of dahlias indoors, 40 acres of dahlias outdoors, and dahlia growing and arranging demonstrations

8/24 Kids Obstacle Challenge, Sherwood - The #1 obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16 in the country.

8/24 Good Bike Co. Street Party & Kid Bike Race – Free family fun that includes a bike race, photo booth, bounce house, concert, food vendors and a beer garden in Prineville.

8/25 Hawthorne Street Fair – Music, kid’s activities, beer gardens, shopping and food!

8/25 Collector Car & Boat Show - The only show in the tri-county area that combines collector cars and classic boats with a free shuttle provided between the two venues and free admission!

8/31 Arab Festival in Oaks Park- Celebrate Arab heritage with live music, Middle Eastern cuisine, henna, games, dance, poetry, carnival games and more.

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


Holiday Closures:  

  • Labor Day - Monday, September 2nd 
  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 14th 
  • Veterans Day - Monday, November 11th 
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28th

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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!