Columbia State Bank Opens Its Newest Branch in the Portland Fox Tower Building

May 06, 2010, 19:23 ET from Columbia State Bank

PORTLAND, Ore., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia State Bank is announcing the opening of its newest branch located on the 27th floor of the Fox Tower Building in downtown Portland at 805 SW Broadway Street, Suite 2700.  The branch opened its doors on Monday, May 3rd and will hold an official grand opening ceremony on June 16, 2010.

This will be Tacoma-based Columbia State Bank's second branch in Multnomah County and the 85th location in its Washington and Oregon market.  The branch is a business banking center providing access to experts in the fields of Commercial Banking, Specialty Markets, Treasury Management, Wealth Management, Personal Banking and Private Banking.

About Columbia        

Columbia State Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Banking System, Inc., is a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. Columbia Bank was awarded second place in the large employer category by Seattle Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For 2009 and was designated one of Puget Sound Business Journal's "Washington's Best Workplaces 2009". 

With the January, 2010 FDIC-assisted acquisitions of Columbia River Bank and American Marine Bank, Columbia State Bank has 85 banking offices, including 60 branches in Washington State and 25 branches in Oregon. Columbia Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name at the Bank of Astoria's former branches located in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at

Contact: JoAnne Coy

Corporate Communications and Investor Relations


SOURCE Columbia State Bank