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  • Secret Society Ballroom (map)
  • 116 NE Russell St
  • Portland, OR 97212
  • USA

21+ Doors/Drinks/Food 8:30PM — Show 9:00PM

No Lies. No Notes. No Time!

The evening will feature risk-taking 8 storytellers that you'll recognize from the design world including ADAM ARNOLD, KATE BINGAMAN-BURT, ARTHUR BRADFORD, NICOLE J. GEORGES, LEATHER STORRS and more announced soon!

How it works: each show begins with a GIANT WHEEL full of juicy story prompts. One of the 8 storytellers will be randomly drawn. They spin the wheel to decide the prompt for their story. They can play or pass. If they pass another teller can steal their prompt! Then the risky part…each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on that prompt!!! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare!

At the end of the night, the audience will select a winner who will receive 50 bucks, A New Deal Distillery tasting for 8 people, a Saint Cupcake gift certificate, and more cool prizes like bragging rights for life. AND one audience member will also win a bevy of gift certificates.

BACK FENCE PDX is generously sponsored by: Hotel deLuxe, Saint Cupcake, New Deal Distillery, Betsy + Iya, Bunk Bar, and Popina Swimwear.

Admission is $15 online, $18 at the door.


Back Fence PDX

BACK FENCE PDX has been playing to packed audiences since 2008. The night features locals + out of towners telling true personal stories



Event listed in cooperation with our partners at Design Week Portland.  Visit Design Week Portland for more information and a full list of DWP events!