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Torrid opens at Columbia Gorge Outlets; Unitus Credit Union branch to celebrate grand opening on April 6

COURTESY PHOTO - Torrid, which opened Saturday, March 16, at Columbia Gorge Outlets in Troutdale, offers plus-size clothing and accessories for women and teenage girls sizes 10-30.

Torrid celebrates opening at Columbia Gorge Outlets

Torrid, the newest store at Columbia Gorge Outlets, 450 N.W. 257th Way, Troutdale, celebrates its grand opening Saturday, March 16, with events and savings. The first 50 shoppers on Saturday received a free $100 gift card.

Located in suite No. 338 next to Rue21 and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Torrid offers plus-size clothing and accessories for women and teenage girls sizes 10-30.

"We're excited to add Torrid to our amazing store lineup," said Rebecca Galuppo, vice president of marketing for the Woodmont Company, which operates the outlet mall. "There have been several center enhancements (to the outlets) over the last year with more planned in the near future. We pride ourselves on offering shoppers quality name brand stores at unbeatable prices, all tax-free, and Torrid is the perfect addition."

Torrid opened its doors Tuesday morning, March 12.

For updates and information, visit Torrid's Facebook page at

Unitus Community Credit Union branch marks opening with events

Unitus Community Credit Union will celebrate the opening of its newest location at Gresham Town Fair with events on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, April 6.

The new branch opened Friday, March 15, in Gresham Town Fair, Northwest Eastman Parkway and Division Street.

A ribbon-cutting event took place 9:15-10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, and a Grand Opening Celebration is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6.

City dignitaries are invited to attend, including Mayor Shane Bemis, "Mr. Gresham" Todd Kirnan, Lynn Snodgrass, CEO of Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Carla Piluso, Gresham City Council members, and principals of local high schools.

The event will include a $500 grand prize giveaway; gift card giveaways to Gresham businesses, networking opportunities, family games like Giant Jenga and cornhole, catering and beverages provided by Heidi's of Gresham and Schmizza Public House.

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center gets $145K in grants

The Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than $145,000 in grants to support cancer services, healthcare scholarships and child passenger safety seats at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St., Gresham

The grants total nearly $114,000 for general expenditures at the hospital and more than $32,000 for cancer services.

The largest grant to support cancer services will fund expansion of the art therapy program through the addition of a full-time therapist. The program includes writing workshops, craft groups, a patient art gallery and individual sessions for patients and their families.

Other grants supporting cancer services will fund a retreat for recent breast cancer survivors, yoga classes and a fitness and nutrition program for patients who have recently completed treatment.

The foundation has also allocated grants to remodel the hospital chapel and provide hemorrhage control kits for local public schools, as well as funds to aid patients who need help paying for medications, temporary housing and medical equipment.

To learn more about the foundation, visit

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