Back Fence PDX Happens April 22nd! Get Free Stuff!

Back Fence PDX happens on April 22nd at The Mission (1624 NW Glisan). Doors open at 6 for dinner and drinks, and the show starts at 7:30. GET TICKETS HERE! And because we love giving away the goods, we’ll hand out our awesome Back Fence PDX buttons from One Inch Round, and Tinymeat will be there giving away 25 free … Read More

Back Fence PDX is Today!

Tonight at 7:30pm at Urban Grind East (2214 NE Oregon St) six storytellers will tell six minute long, true, unmemorized stories. RSVP here. Details are in the sidebar. Check the video below for a wonderful example of the power of the live story. We asked Nate (@xolotl for Twitter-ites) of Xolotl.org to tell a story totally spontaneously. And he did. … Read More

Summer Love Featuring Ainsley Drew

BY AINSLEY DREW OF FACE PLANT, JERK ETHIC AND BITCHCRAFT The fish market I worked at the summer when I was twenty-four was nestled between a bakery and a cheese shop, on a stretch of West Village blocks associated with Sex and the City and snotty NYU students. I hated my job and only derived pleasure from interacting with neighborhood … Read More

Summer Love: Featuring Jess Under Construction

BY JESS UNDER CONSTRUCTION A few weeks before we packed all of our belongings into the backseat of an aging, blue VW Rabbit and drove the 2500 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Portland, Oregon, my soon-to-be mother-in-law sat my soon-to-be husband, Chris, down, looked him in the eye, and told him, “If you marry Jess and move to Oregon you … Read More