By Raan & Shea Parton, Justin Machus
Photos by Justin Machus, Adam Clough, Laura D'art & Kinfolk
We are proud to introduce the Apolis + Machus Portland Market Bag exclusively sold at Machus in Portland, Oregon. This is our 10th Local+Global, connecting regional retailers with our global advocacy and helping to create consistent employment for artisans in rural Bangladesh. The first ten Apolis mobile app users to visit Machus and purchase their exclusive Portland Market Bag & Apolis + Table Candle bundle will receive $30 savings. Also, in honor of today’s release, enjoy a meal or drink with any of Machus’ local neighborhood restaurants or cafés and bring your East Burnside receipt to receive $10 off of your purchase until January 15th.
Portland, Oregon is a creative’s city with lots of inspiration and community found within others that live or travel through the city. The usual scene includes most commuters riding bicycles, drinking coffee and supporting locally made goods through their city. Down the middle of town, running east to west, is Burnside street. This is where the majority of the city’s famous shops and restaurants are located, making it convenient for tourists to experience the best of Portland in a few short blocks. Machus, our Portland Local+Global partner, has newly opened and positioned itself right along that main drag. They participate in the monthly art walk and provide drinks and music to those enjoying the local artisans along Burnside. Justin Machus, also the proprietor of Local35 and namesake of the new shop, has been a friend in the business for many years and we are excited to release this Portland Market bag through his new concept store, Machus.