BEAVERTON, Ore. (11/3/10)--Northwest Community CU, Springfield, and Unitus Community CU, Portland, will share a Beaverton location as part of Oregon’s first “co-branded” branch shared by two credit unions. The previous Northwest Community branch in Beaverton was small and hard to find within a strip mall, according to Randy Breese, area manager of Northwest’s Beaverton and Oregon City branches. The previous branch location, which served 3,000 members, closed over the weekend. Northwest Community reopened on Monday by offering services at a full-service desk within a nearby Unitus Community branch building. The new location allows Northwest Community to offer Saturday banking to members in the greater Portland area for the first time. Staff and resources from the closed Northwest Community branch will be redeployed to an office in Oregon City, where they will become part of Northwest’s phone center network.