Since 2003

Selected for the GQ100, featured in Playboy
& voted "Favorite Men's Boutique" in the Portland Mercury


Thanks for the memories...

Onto a new chapter with Machus!
Thanks for years of support, we have the best customers on the planet.

Justin Machus

See you at the NEW store!

542 East Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

Full webstore dropping soon!!! Stay Tuned.

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Final Letter Regarding Local35

I feel like I need a little more explanation for my actions in closing Local35.

When I started Local35 in 2003, I was a 25 y/o ski bum/photographer. I found the location on Hawthorne during a morning coffee stroll and knew I could make a store from the ideas in my head. The brands I was drawn to were smaller brands (back then) like RVCA, WESC, Freshjive and others. They were mostly affiliated with skate/active lifestyle.

It wasn't until a few years ago that I really got into the fashion side of the industry. The finer fittings, fabrics and fashion as an expression and art.

Local35, being such a site-specific name and the Hawthorne location didn't allow me to expand into the premium sector like I wanted nor could I move the store and have the name make sense.

It was time for change and a new chapter.
This new store, Machus, focuses on clothing designed for limited distribution by fashion designers. Hyper-creative people doing what they love. I have a wonderful relationship with every collection I sell and deeply admire each of them.

The bottom line, I am doing this to keep me on my toes and push myself. I am not a multi-location kind of business owner. I want to have one and do it to the best of my ability.

I hope you enjoy the new store and I thank you for 8 years of support.

-Justin Machus

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