Melinda Campbell, Super: Woman In Tech

Super: Women In Tech presented by Diversa and Back Fence PDX will return for its second year on May 12. But first, check out this account from one of the storytellers from the first year, Melinda Campbell. Last year when I was invited to tell a story at Super: Women in Tech I had two initial thoughts in this order: … Read More


The first MAINSTAGE of our TENTH season was chock full of returning crowd favorites and some talented and compelling new storytellers. All telling true never-been-told stories based on the theme TRANSPLANTS. Think stories about moving from one place to another, transitions, finding yourself somewhere you don’t belong, and, of course, transplanting an organ from one body into another! This show … Read More

Back Fence PDX: MAINSTAGE | Snapshot

We wish we had a photographic memory because there wasn’t a moment from this Snapshot-themed show we want to forget! Our first Mainstage of 2017 saw us returning to the fabulous Alberta Rose Theatre with five fantastic storytellers, sharing their own true, personal stories.

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. Fundraiser Videos

Each year, Back Fence PDX is proud to partner with different community non-profit organizations to put on storytelling events that increase awareness and aid for the orgs, in addition to creating entertaining evenings. Last September, we collaborated with Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. to mount a fundraiser storytelling show as a part of their annual Tradeswomen Leadership Institute fundraiser efforts!

Upcoming Storytelling + Writing Classes at Literary Arts

Learn to tell your story through live storytelling or for the TV screen at one of the upcoming classes led by Back Fence PDX staff and favorite storytellers through Literary Arts! Just two classes left this Fall and Winter, don’t miss out on these chances to refine your skills & have some fun! …

Videos from our Something I Cannot Unsee or Undo show!

Stories about psychic powers that will not be ignored, stealing a car versus motherly love, birth of canine savior(s), and a woman discovers that making a documentary about the secrets of a small town Alabama woman — leads to discovering more about herself. Not to mention a he said/she said-style story from the differing point of views of  married people BRIAN FINKELSTEIN … Read More

Design Week BFpdx: RUSSIAN ROULETTE – chance to win tickets!

Back Fence PDX is bringing RUSSIAN ROULETTE — our fast-paced live storytelling show — to Design Week Portland this year, along with some regulars we’ll be featuring a cast of superstars from the Portland design community. Our October 11 round will include winner from the August show 101.5 The Buzz’s DARIA ELIUK taking on seasoned Russian Rouletter’s: from Austin, TX … Read More

Blindsided stories!

On August 15th, we returned to the beautiful Hollywood Theatre for tales that left all of our storytellers BLINDSIDED: all of those strange little twists and turns that life throws at you, and how you deal with the aftermath. Prepare yourself, then, because all of the videos from the evening are now live and available at our Vimeo page HERE … Read More

August Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE stories are up!

Wow. Simply wow. August’s installment of Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE inspired tales of sex, drugs, and more sex! From gym-partner crushes to late-night marijuana runs, from drag queen triumphs to dogs licking things that they probably shouldn’t be licking, it was an incredible night of off-the-cuff stories. The winner of the evening (who generously shared her prizes with some … Read More


DISJECTA 8371 N INTERSTATE AVEStorytellers include returning crowd fave LAUREN WEEDMAN (LA) and more announced soon!* Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE Music by BOBBY from Sex Life DJs $15 ADVANCE | $18 DOOR TICKETS ON SALE SOON! More about RUSSIAN ROULETTE… How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 8 storytellers will be randomly … Read More