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

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

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 AVEWe’re excited to be a part of Design Week Portland again. This show will feature all kinds of designers and others telling stories based off of design-y prompts.Featuring the winner from out previous show along with BETH LISICK (NY), BETSY CROSS (PDX), ADAM ARNOLD(PDX), EMILY OVERSTREET (PDX) and more announced soon! Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE Music by BOBBY from Sex Life DJs $15 ADVANCE | … Read More

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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

BEHIND the SCENES of BFpdx with our bell ringer — Katrina Scotto di Carlo

Hey you all! We have so many awesome people working, sponsoring and supporting Back Fence PDX…so we’re ripping back the curtain to embark on a little look BEHIND the SCENES… First up our bell ringer, the sometimes bearded and always lovely, KATRINA SCOTTO di CARLO. __________________________ Some folks see a simple, infantile xylophone when they look at my table. A … Read More

The Big Float Videographers ⎜Stephen Kurowski + Marina Tait

Will Levenson of Popina Swimwear fame brought Back Fence PDX Producer/Host B. Frayn Masters on board to write and co-produce videos to help promote his awesome civic project, The Big Float. Look for lovely Back Fence Babes Nathalie Weinstein, Meagan Kate, and Kerry Grether in… Life Jacket-Less Susie! On three afternoons of filming video shorts for The Big Float 2, … Read More


Howdy Story Lover! Our next show is Wednesday, September 21st at the Mission  Theater…the theme is MISTAKES WERE MADE. It’s gonna be AWESOME. RESERVATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ABOUT A WEEK! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! See you soon. The Back Fence Babes

We're Teaming up with Portland Center Stage!!!

HELLO and Happy Holidays!! If you were at our last show you heard the exciting news…our next show will be on January 24th in the BIG theater at Portland Center Stage! AND IT WILL BE FREE*. Back Fence PDX and Portland Center Stage bring you a painfully funny night of people telling true, unmemorized ten-minute stories on the theme “Our … Read More