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: RUSSIAN ROULETTE videos are up!

For those who have been dying to check out our Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE* series of high-stakes, no-time-to-prepare storytelling, we have good news! We now have a new YouTube Channel that features all of our RUSSIAN ROULETTE storytellers! Start by checking out the below storytellers JASON SAULS + LEATHER STORRS — audience selected winners from our June 20 and … Read More

Welcome our NEW sponsor betsy & iya!

We’re so excited to partner with betsy & iya as our newest sponsors! Their jewelry shows off their unique and eye-catching aesthetic, and their story is absolutely inspiring. Here’s their story from their website. And a VERY adorable video. betsy & iya started in 2008 in a coffeeshop with a notebook, a bright red pencil, and nothing to lose. Among … Read More

Tickets on sale NOW for our SEPT shows!

Tickets *just* went on sale for our SEPT 27 + 28 Storytelling shows! Both shows take place at the Mission Theater! –> GET yourself some tickets HERE  SEPT 27—A redux night of fan favorites telling stories on the theme AFTER DARK. Including #1 Best Selling Thriller writer CHELSEA CAIN (PDX), Frontman for The Long Winters JOHN RODERICK (SEA, pictured), Longtime … Read More

Our Anxieties & Phobias videos are up!!!

For those who missed it (or those who want to relive the evening) the videos from our ANXIETIES & PHOBIAS show are up and available for your viewing pleasure. WATCH THE REST OF THE STORIES —> HERE… And… —> You can get tickets for our next Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE show on SAT, JULY 20. With STEVE ALMOND, JILLIAN … Read More

Our First Fall Show is HERE! HASHTAG NERD

==> Get yer tickets here: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND @ the MISSION THEATER 1624 NW Glisan Street No lies. No notes. No memorization. $12 in advance* | $15 at door (Get’em now! We turned people away from our last 5 shows!) DOORS 6:30PM | STORIES 8:00PM (A reminder to arrive by 7:45, unclaimed tickets will be released to those waiting … Read More