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

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

February’s Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE videos are up!

Oooh, folks! Last week’s Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE* brought out a wide variety stories (from rocking back and forth funny, to dark/funny/poignant to funny/poignant…the whole shebang!) from daredevil storytellers who had only 5 minutes to prepare their 5-minute true story! (That’s how we roll at our RUSSIAN ROULETTE shows, y’all!) The audience spoke and voted the story of the … Read More

Don’t Box Me In videos are live!

Our April 5th show marked our farewell to the Mission Theater, Back Fence PDX’s Main Stage home since 2008. And what a great night it was, full of laughs, emotion, and superb storytelling. Wanna see what we mean? You can! The videos from our DON’T BOX ME IN show are all online for you to soak up. Be sure to … Read More

Ch Ch Ch Changes videos are up

We had a fantastic lineup of storytellers to kick off our 2014 series of Main Stage shows — and now you can relive the whole evening. That’s right: the videos from our CH CH CH CHANGES show are up and ready for you to enjoy. WATCH THE REST OF THE STORIES —> HERE… And… —> You can get tickets for … Read More


Monday DECEMBER 9, 2013 | DOORS/DRINKS 6:00PM | SHOW 8:00PM 21+ PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, THE GERDING THEATER AT THE ARMORY 128 NW 11th Ave Back Fence PDX: GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories & Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE GET TICKETS NOW To celebrate 5.5 years this show will be one half main stage show with GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories and one half RUSSIAN … Read More

Join Our Friends at World Pulse on Oct 9th!

How does a woman in Cameroon fighting against invasive breast ironing (or flattening) get her voice heard outside her small village? She, like other women fighting against the cultural and political violence in their communities, connects through Portland-based World Pulse. Women from over 190 countries are logging on and telling their stories. Women’s voices will no longer be silenced. Join … Read More