Emergency loans in Portland Oregon area.

The city of Portland and Multnomah County has dozen of lenders that can provide short term, emergency loans. The application can be done in person or online, and the cash loans can help pay for any number of bills that the resident may have. Funds can help with housing, rent, medications, gasoline, car repairs or even emergency travel; there are no restrictions.

While the better the applicant’s credit score and/or income is, the lower interest rate they may get, the fact is even Portland Oregon families with bad credit can apply for an emergency loan. Applicants may borrow hundreds or in some cases thousands of dollars for paying their bills. The different options in the region include payday lenders and check cashing stores; loans from pawnbrokers; non-profit community action agencies; and also car title companies. All of these private (or non-profit) lenders may provide the cash a resident needs to help them with their critical bills.

Types of loan companies in Multnomah County and Portland

There are several, some that are high risk and some that are more financial aid focused. It is recommended to call around to inquire at one or more for information on their emergency cash loans. Note most have Spanish speaking, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other languages on staff.




  • -Payday – salary advance – They give cash to people with a source of income, including a job, SSI disability, pension, or some other source. The loan is technically an advance, and comes with high fees and interest rates
  • -Car title loans – Most lenders in Portland also offer this service.
  • -Check cashing stores – Many financial services are usually offered, including loans for paying bills, wire transfers, Visa pre-paid cards, credit card programs, money orders and more.
  • -Non-profits – Financial help in the form of loans can pay for rent, utilities, food, and other bills. Options include community action agencies, charities, and similar groups. There are also loans for senior citizens, and they are addressed to meet their needs.





  • -Pawnshops – They buy and sell goods, including gold, diamonds, electronics, TV, rings, guns, and more. Loans can be given for a pawn ticket on the item.

Those are the main categories of lenders in Portland Oregon. The locations listed below may offer borrowers additional options. The fact is a low to moderate income family can shop around for emergency loans and use them, as a last resort, when their need matches with a good use of the funds.

99 Pawn & Guns – This is a pawnbroker. While they buy and sell guns or ammunition, they also can provide emergency loans for other goods too.

  • 14110 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267, call (503) 653-7831

A Cut Above Pawn

  • The store is at 18295 SW Tualatin Valley Highway #A, Beaverton, OR 97003. Main telephone number is (503) 277-2274

A-1 Hawk Pawnshop

  • Mailing Address: 20005 McLoughlin Blvd, Gladstone, OR 97027, (503) 656-7002

Ace's Quick Cash

  • 4916 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97206, (503) 234-4784

ACE Cash Express – This is a leading outlet in Portland Oregon. A number of financial and credit services are available; basically all of them. Financial aid for bills, housing, and other needs can be met by unsecured loans, payday and title loans, check cashing programs, money orders and more.

  • Primary Address: 2929 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202. For more information, dial (503) 233-2274
  • Location is 3110 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. Telephone number - (503) 526-9200
  • 11705 SW Pacific Hwy Ste Y, Tigard, OR 97223, (503) 968-1010
  • 16502 SE Division Street Ste H, Portland, Oregon 97236. For hours of the store, call (503) 760-4600
  • 11902 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97216. For intake and details, dial (503) 255-2274
  • Southridge Shopping Center at 1630 Beavercreek Rd Ste J, Oregon City, OR 97045. Phone - (503) 722-1010
  • 5600 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97211, (503) 287-6669
  • Address: 11701 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97086, phone (503) 445-2274
  • 2722 N Lombard Street, Portland, Oregon 97217, (503) 285-2929




Advance America

  • This payday and auto loan store is in Columbia Square. Main address: 13503-C SE Mill Plain Blvd #1, Vancouver, WA 98684. Telephone - (360) 254-8900

All That Glitters Pawn Shop Portland

  • Address: 12200 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97236, (503) 761-9699
  • Another location is 2932 N Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97217. They buy or sell gold, jewelry, and other items. Call (503) 247-1019

Cash & Company

  • Primary Address: 1235 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006. Call (503) 533-8865

Cashco Financial Services Inc.

  • Main Address: 3420 SE Cesar Estrada Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97202. Call (503) 234-2274
  • Location is 1955 NE Division Street, Gresham, OR 97030. Dial (503) 465-8484
  • This lender is located in Aloha Mall at 18673 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Aloha, OR 97006. For information on their interest rates, emergency loan programs, or other assistance, call (503) 356-1100.

Cash Land

  • Main location - 11051 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97266. Dial (503) 252-2528

Catholic Charities of Portland

Check Cash Pacific

  • Located in West Slope, Oregon. Address: 10359 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005. (503) 626-4939

Check Cash Western Union – They transfer money, offer pre-paid cards, wire services, and other help.

  • 418 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 274-2765
  • Oak Grove, Oregon - Address: 16705 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267. Main phone (503) 659-5240
  • 700 SE Chkalov Drive #23, Vancouver, WA 98683, (360) 448-2274

Community Services Division

This is the regional social and human service agency. The non-profit, government funded groups can direct the disabled, poor, and others to financial assistance for their bills, mortgages, or rent. This also includes short term loan programs. Learn more on Portland Oregon Department Human Services community action agency.

Credit Concepts Inc.

  • Primary address is 12901 SE 97th Ave # 250, Clackamas, OR 97015. For details on their programs and financial aid, call (503) 496-1090





Diamond & Jewelry Buyers

  • 534 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204, (503) 224-1500

Excel Financial of Portland Inc.

  • Address: 3809 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, Oregon 97005. Telephone (503) 520-1444

Hawker's Locker

  • Address: 933 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97220, (503) 252-5423

H & B Jewelry & Loan - Jewelry store as well as pawn shop. They offer cash, loans, etc. for people that sell items.

  • Location is 526 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Main number - (503) 222-6625

Liberty Buy Sell - Resale shop dealing in secondhand tools, electronics, musical instruments & lots of video games.

  • Address: 5939 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266. For hours and loan terms, call (503) 777-9559

Lucky Loan Pawn Shop

  • Mailing address - 614 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. Call (360) 693-4161. People from Portland Oregon often stop by here for money, or to shop-sell goods.

OneMain Financial

  • Main Address: 4340 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97213. Primary phone (503) 282-3284
  • Located in: 205 Place, 9732 SE Washington Street k, Portland, Oregon 97216, (503) 256-0969

One Stop Check Centers

  • Primary Address: 1724 NE Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232. For details on their check cashing services, including salary advance or payday loans for paying bills or rent, call (503) 288-8845.

Pacific Finance

  • Primary Address: 8201 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97266. (503) 775-3405

Pacific NW Federal Credit Union - BPA Branch & ATM – The non-profit gives much more affordable interest rates to members.

  • Address: 911 NE 11th Ave #122, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 256-5858

Pacific Pawn & Cash

  • Main Address: 11146 NE Halsey Street, Portland, OR 97220. (503) 252-9810

Portland Gold Buyers – They buy and sell gold, and give emergency loans for it. Necklaces, rings, and other items can be bought for cash.

  • Willamette, 534 SW 3rd Ave #305, Portland, OR 97204, (971) 222-3435





Provident Funding Association LP

  • Address: 5100 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239, call (503) 964-5516

Rapid Cash – Online and in person applications are offered. Each store has Korean as well as Spanish speakers that can help when applying for a cash loan or short term financing.

  • 3849 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202. Main phone - (503) 239-5225
  • 10309 SE Mill Plain Blvd A, Vancouver, WA 98664, (360) 885-2274
  • Location is 12131 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97266. Telephone number is (503) 762-2224
  • Mailing address - 12131 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97266. For hours, information on financial assistance or loans, and more call (503) 762-2224
  • This loan agency, which cashes SSI and employment checks too, is at 7116 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661. Main phone: (360) 253-5238
  • 19026 E Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97233, (503) 665-7535

SELCO Community Credit Union – Salary advance products are offered as an alternative to payday loans. They also provide free budgeting classes, debt consolidation loans, mortgages (as well as foreclosure help) and other support.

  • Address: 2465 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210, (503) 228-2106

Silver Lining Jewelry & Loan

  • Address: 2122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, telephone - (503) 813-9273

The Equitable Finance Company

  • Eastport Plaza Shopping Center, 4124 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97266, (503) 808-7939

Tropics Jewelry & Loan

  • Primary address - 9208 NE Hwy 99 #103, Vancouver, WA 98665. Call (360) 334-5988

United Finance – This lender can provide emergency loans for paying bills. They also focus on poor or bad credit applicants, and the money can pay for bills, housing, transportation and other costs. Options in Multnomah County include payday as well as title loans, unsecured financing, and others.

  • Address: 515 E Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214, dial (503) 232-5153
  • 21931 SE Stark Street, Gresham, Oregon 97030, (503) 661-5626
  • Primary Address: 10870 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005. Call (503) 644-1153
    10245 NE Clackamas Street, Portland, OR 97220, (503) 238-6466
  • Location and Mailing Address: 7305 NE 4th Plain Rd, Vancouver, WA 98662. Telephone - (360) 737-2897

USA Pawn & Jewelry Company

  • Mailing Address: 18449 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233. (503) 912-0600
  • Powell Street Station, 8001 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206. Telephone number is (503) 774-2051

Weststar Loan Servicing Corporation

  • Address: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive # 109, Portland, Oregon 97220. Call (503) 274-0363
  • This is a money transfer service in Gresham, Oregon. Address: 19201 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233. For hours and applications, or check cashing, dial (503) 492-6111

Western Union

  • 8201 SE Powell Blvd Ste C, Portland, Oregon 97266, (503) 771-0169



By Jon McNamara

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