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Granted we’re a bicycle based company and believe cycling should take over the world and businesses, humbly we must admit that cars do have their uses. Family trips to Eugene or Seattle for instance, or nice little weekend getaways at the coast with you and your sweetheart. Cars are also apparently (reminder this is only speculation) quite helpful for toting bicycles and other heavy objects over large distances.

So now that we’ve established reasoning to have a car, lets talk about actually buying one. One unfortunate part about buying these metallic beasts is affordability, amIrite? Then the other downside is knowing what you’re in for when you’re shopping and whether or not you’re getting a decent rate. Really, auto buying can sometimes be a traumatic experience. Well our friends from Point West are back with a couple events to ease the stress and prevent the trauma!

As your trusted ear on the streets, we at Portland Pedal Power ( food delivery services and Portland knowers of knowledge) must say that Point West Credit Union is pretty kick awesome. We appreciate the fact that they are there for their the people, to keep the people properly informed, and help however they can. That being said, they are holding an event tomorrow, September 20th, from 12-1pm called the “Auto Buying Lunch & Learn“. Point West has teamed up with auto shopping service Auto Mentors in an effort to teach you the ins and outs of buying a new car as a means better prepare you for your next big investment. (to RSVP email [email protected] or call 503.546.5376)

After bestowing this knowledge upon the people, the partnered Point West and Auto Mentors will give you the opportunity to put your knowledge to use as they hold a new and used car sale Saturday, October 6th (See details below). Whether you purchase a car or not, Point West is offering free BBQ, kids events to keep the little velociraptors busy, and an opportunity to learn more about Point West Credit Union and the services they offer.

So if you’re in the market for a new (or used) car, we would highly recommend taking advantage of these great opportunities. To learn more about the events, see what Point West had to say below!

Join Point West Saturday, October 6th for a new and used car sale from 9am – 4pm. In partnership with Auto Mentors, Point West’s trusted auto buying consultants, a variety of makes and models will be on hand for test-drives – 2013 models have just hit the showroom floor! Plus, have a trade-in valuation done on your old car.


With rates as low as 1.99% APR, now is the time to finance with Point West. Point West loan officers will be available for on-site financing and credit union memberships. Are you eligible for membership? Check
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Enjoy free BBQ and events for kids – bring the whole family.
Learn more about the different types of auto loans available through Point West including new and used cars, RVs and boat, ( bicycles ( and more!


Meet Auto Mentors: Auto Mentors is a locally-owned auto broker who works exclusively with credit union members to make their auto-buying and selling experience easy. From the car search, to the negotiation, to trade-ins, and more, Auto Mentors will walk you through the entire process. Learn more about Auto Mentors (


Point West Credit Union is a local, not-for-profit credit union serving the Portland Metro area for the last 80 years. Their mission is “building life long relationships one member at a time.” Being a part of this cooperative means members have access to better loan rates, competitive deposit products, and a suite of services all under one roof, with members’ best interest at the heart of everything. Point West offers access to a nationwide network of ATMs and shared branches, making your local credit union available to you no matter where you live or travel. Learn more at (


*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Approval required. Terms and conditions apply.

Contact a loan officer at 503.546.5000 or [email protected] to get pre-qualified for a loan prior to the car sale.

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