Pacific West Bank

Pacific West Bank


Pacific West Bank is committed to providing customized banking and financial solutions to businesses in the Portland Metro area. We are passionate about serving our community and providing a consultative, client focused approach to banking.



Pacific West Bank is a local business bank founded and headquartered in the Portland metro area. All decisions are made here by local banking professionals. We offer a full suite of business banking and commercial lending products with features and flexibility to meet your specific needs.

Our mission is to understand your business, develop solutions to help you grow, and work together toward mutual success. Besides the right banking products and our friendly and knowledgeable staff, we are a bank that was formed by local business owners for the community, dedicated to serving the Portland Metro, and building long-term relationships. We provide a consultative, wholistic banking approach where we advise strategy and not push product.


““As a small business owner, it is essential to have good partners — folks who help you by owning categories of work that you cannot handle alone — but unfortunately, many service providers talk a big game about partnership, but are just a vendor. So, when you find a true partner — someone who goes deep to understand the nuance of your business, care about your success, and sweats the small details to get it right — you really need to embrace and hold on to them.

I cannot overstate how valuable a partner Pacific West Bank has been to my businesses. They care about us, know us, and go to bat for us every time. I think they are a rare institution that genuinely cares, puts in the extra effort, and really serves their clients well.”
— Paul Weinert, Managing Principal & Founder of GRAYBOX
““In 20+ years working in Financial Management and interfacing with different institutions, I can confidently say that Pac West has been the easiest and most efficient bank I have ever dealt with. Aside from their simple and easy processes, they nail the customer experience on all levels, from processing loans to ordering checks. They are fast, responsive, and extremely caring. I cannot praise them enough and am delighted to have them as a partner at EO.”
— Ana Chaud, Business Strategist Executive Advisor, chaud + co.


  • Free remote deposit for 3 months on new accounts ($150 value)

  • 3-month waiver of all deposit account service charges on new accounts

  • Discounted Commercial Loan Pricing


Invite us to speak at your Forum (contact info below)! Here are some potential topics:

  • Commercial Real Estate Financing

  • Equipment Financing

  • Working Capital Financing

  • Fraud & cyber security protection tools in banking

  • Treasury management and payment services


  • Forum Meeting: Yes

  • Accelerator Meeting: Yes

  • EO member company staff/team meeting: Yes

  • Seats available: 4-30

  • Address: Wells Fargo Tower, 1300 SW 5th Ave, Suite 900

  • Parking available under the building/street parking

  • Inquire with Carissa: [email protected]


Lisa joined Pacific West Bank in October 2018. With over 25 years of commercial banking experience, she leads a team of dedicated commercial bankers providing consultative relationship banking to locally owned businesses and nonprofit organizations. As a community connector, Lisa has a passion for serving nonprofits. Lisa’s expertise in nonprofit management is sought after by the community as a board member, workshop leader and speaker. She currently serves on the boards of Friends of the Children Portland, Clackamas Community College Foundation, Nonprofit Professionals Now and an advisory board member of Open Signal. She also serves on the finance committee for Quest Center for Integrative Health and the development committee for Ride Connection.


Carissa joins PWB with over 10 years of experience in business and commercial lending in the Portland metro area. She sets herself apart by being knowledgeable, responsive, and flexible. She is a relationship-focused lender who works with local business owners and investors to help them accomplish their goals. She also enjoys working with an array of professionals in the community. This allows her to be a resource for her clients bringing them value often beyond just banking needs. When she's not working, she can be found outdoors enjoying the beautiful PNW or traveling throughout South America.


Lisa Faust, Senior Vice President, Chief Deposit Officer

[email protected] | 503-912-2066

Carissa Fedchenko, Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer

[email protected] | 503-905-2252

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