Portland is a close-knit community in which Bank of America strives to be on the forefront of promoting racial equality and economic opportunity; we carefully select our local partners to align to the most pressing needs of our community.
Roger Hinshaw | President, Bank of America Portland & Southwest Washington
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The Portland & Southwest Washington region is your home. It’s ours, too.

We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.

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Taking action to support our communities, clients and teammates

Now as always, our commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve is unwavering. We’re partnering with local leaders and organizations to address critical needs, and to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. We’re collaborating with companies and working with skill-building partners to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. And we’re doing our part to help people stay healthy — including investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities.

Roger Hinshaw | President, Bank of America Portland & Southwest Washington

Roger Hinshaw | President, Bank of America Portland & Southwest Washington

Let’s build something together

Bank of America has been a long-time advocate for workforce development and job creation within the Portland Metro region and Southwest Washington. We partner with local leaders and organizations at the intersection of education and economic development to help connect individuals with secure family-wage careers. These efforts encompass skills development, education on viable career paths and networking programs that bring Portland’s major employers together with local students and talent from historically marginalized communities. 

To further support advancing economic mobility in our region, we work with local organizations to address food insecurity as well as provide access to affordable housing and healthcare to our community members in need. And to support the region’s vital small businesses, we provide financial mentorship to entrepreneurs throughout the region. We address these pressing community needs through philanthropy, strategic partnership and by mobilizing our employees to provide thousands of volunteer hours each year. 

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Jobs that pay a living wage — and so much more

Portland Community College provides educational and career development services to residents of five Oregon counties, with support from the PCC Foundation. The organization’s extensive experience with Black and Latino communities, vulnerable populations — including people with health challenges, those with a history of housing insecurity or incarceration, and English-language learners — helps coordinate education, social services and job assistance so each participant can achieve economic self-sufficiency. As Oregon enters a post-Covid recovery, training programs are in high demand, underscoring a need for additional funding for the organization to provide comprehensive support for local residents and businesses.

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New Avenues for Youth helps at-risk teens in Portland overcome homelessness

Through services like free meals and housing, GED programs, counseling and job-readiness programs, New Avenues for Youth provides the support and tools young adults need to transition on a path out of homelessness, and connects the community to the mission through its social enterprises. With the support of Bank of America and the Neighborhood Builders® award, New Avenues for Youth has been able to expand its existing services and grow geographically, opening the Youth Opportunity Center, a new service hub in East Multnomah County.

Find a location

Whether you have everyday financial needs or more complex ones, our experienced specialists can help at locations around your city. Find a location and make an appointment to talk with us.

We remain committed to supporting you with your financial needs during the health crisis. Of course, nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we have taken multiple steps to minimize health risks, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. These steps we have taken in our financial centers include enhancing the daily cleaning procedures, implementing plastic screens and distancing markers, following local restrictions on the number of clients that can enter a financial center at one time, and requiring our employees to wear masks. In addition, we are requiring clients wear masks when visiting our financial centers.

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Enjoy local culture for free

See some of the best museums in your area with our Museums on Us® program. You’ll receive free general admission during the first full weekend of every month with your active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.