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

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


APRIL 6 BACK FENCE PDX | RUSSIAN ROULETTE | DISJECTA 8371 N INTERSTATE AVE GET TIX HERE! [Get tickets for TEN BUCKS by using the code: roulette2013] Back Fence PDX presents a brand new live storytelling format! The first show in January was a hit! Come and check out! STORYTELLERS for this round of RUSSIAN ROULETTE include: DERRICK BROWN (pictured) … Read More

HASHTAG NERD videos are up!!

For those of you who were at the last show…relive your favorite moments! And for those of you who weren’t able to make it — enjoy the show for the first time!  Here’s the fabulous LINDY WEST to wet your storytelling whistle. See all the videos HERE. Don’t miss out on our next show, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN..on sale … 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

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

Free Tix For Next Back Fence Available SOON!!

HOLD THE PHONE! Tickets for our Jan. 23, 2012 show — I DIDN’T THINK THIS THROUGH — will become available online on Tuesday Jan. 3 at 10am. This show is FREE due to a generous community grant received by Portland Center Stage. Don’t miss the kick-off of our 2012 season, featuring Laurie Notaro, Mary Van Note (pictured), Carli Davidson, and other … Read More

Fave Radio Host DARIA Tells of Her Teen Past!

DARIA ELIUK spins her personal stories on 101.5 THE BUZZ on a near daily basis. It was awesome to have her LIVE on the Back Fence stage telling her ‘That’s a Mouthful’ story! You can purchase a CD from CD Baby of Daria telling more stories, “THE BEST OF DARIA’S LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDES VOLUME I” (JUST CLICK HERE!). All net … Read More