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Bank Accounts

One of the things you will want to do soon after arriving on campus is to open a bank account, usually a “checking account” or a “savings account.” Below is a list of information you will need to speed the process of opening an account. This information is based on the requirements for the banks located nearest the Lewis & Clark campus.

Bank of America
Hillsdale Branch
6309 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97239
TEL: 503-275-1335

OnPoint Community Credit Union
Kruse Meadows Branch
6300 SW Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
TEL: 503-228-7077

U.S. Bank*
7300 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
TEL: 503-275-6504

Chase Bank
(Inside Fred Meyer)
7555 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
TEL: 503-231-4546

Wells Fargo Bank
7615 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
TEL: 503- 225-3151

*Banks that have Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) on campus in Templeton College Center.  There is also an ATM (not associated with US Bank) located in the library at the Law School.

At the Bank, You Will Need

  1. Your full name, home address, home telephone number, your campus telephone number, and your college address. (Your campus box number will be given to you before or soon after your arrival).
  2. Two pieces of identification. Acceptable IDs include: your passport, your Lewis & Clark ID card, birth certificate (acceptable at some banks), Oregon driver’s license, or a letter from International Students and Scholars.
  3. A letter from your home bank confirming that you have a good banking history. (Most of the banks above will not require this letter in order to open a new account for a student).
  4. Your mother’s maiden name.

More Info

In order to open an account, your funds must be in cash, in travelers checks, or in the form of a check that is payable through a U.S. bank.

For your convenience, after you have opened a local account, Student and Departmental Account Services will cash your personal check up to $25 if you present a valid Lewis & Clark ID card.

If you have any questions regarding banking, please feel free to contact International Student Services at (503) 768-7305.

Directions By Car

  • From any campus gate, turn right onto Palatine Hill Road.
  • Follow S.W. Palatine Hill Road past the Griswold Stadium and Palatine Hill Road becomes SW Palater (for a short distance).
  • Continue down the hill, going through the traffic circle, to the first stop light. SW Palater becomes SW Terwilliger Blvd.
  • Continue straight on SW Terwilliger Blvd through the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th traffic lights.
  • The 5th traffic light is at the far end of the Terwilliger Bridge, at the intersection of SW Terwilliger and SW Barbur Blvd.

For US Bank:

  • (Follow the directions above)
  • As you approach the 5th traffic light, stay in the right hand lane.
  • Go straight through the intersection and turn into the US Bank parking lot, on your right.

For Wells Fargo Bank:

  • (Follow the directions above)
  • As you approach the 5th traffic light, stay in the left hand lane.
  • Turn left on to SW Barbur Blvd. and continue past Fred Meyer’s store.
  • Just past Kentucky Fried Chicken, turn right onto SW 13th.
  • Wells Fargo will be on your left.

For Chase Bank:

  • (Follow the directions above)
  • As you approach the 5th traffic light, stay in the left lane.
  • Turn left on to SW Barbur Blvd and continue to the Fred Meyer Store.
  • Chase Bank is inside the Fred Meyer store.

For Bank of America:

  • As you approach the 5th traffic light, stay in the left hand lane.
  • Turn left on to SW Barbur Blvd. and stay in the right hand lane.
  • At the next intersection, turn right onto Bertha Blvd.
  • Continue on Bertha Blvd.
  • At the second light on Bertha Blvd. (at intersection of Bertha and Vermont), go straight through the intersection, and then take the first angled road to the right.
  • You will come to a traffic light. Turn right onto Capitol Highway
  • Bank of America is about 75 yards up Capitol Highway on the left.

Directions By Bus

  • From the campus, take either Bus #39 or the L&C Shuttle to Fred Meyer store.
  • Orient yourself by walking to the main front door of the Fred Meyer Store. As you face away from the store, see the directions below

US Bank:

  • (Follow the directions above)
  • US Bank will be down the street to your left about 150 yards, at the second intersection.

Wells Fargo Bank:

  • (Follow the directions above)
  • Wells Fargo Bank will be up the street to your right, just past Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Chase Bank:

  • (Follow the directions above)
  • Walk inside the front door of Fred Meyers store. Chase Bank is inside Fred Meyer, past the Florist and Kitchen supplies to the right.