Tales of the City

Back Fence PDX Turns 10 with a Farewell to Its Signature Show

But the stories don't end there.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Fall Arts

20 Can't-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2018

From Young Fathers to aquatic romance, Ukrainian puppets to Drake v. Tchaikovsky, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Storytelling

Can Live Storytelling Be an Antidote to Xenophobia?

With an evening of personal tales from immigrants and refugees, Portland Story Theater is betting on it.

04/04/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Long Story Short

At Tender Table, Women and Nonbinary People of Color Share Stories of Food and Family

"I felt the need to bring people together around food and stories about food," says poet and founder Stacey Tran.

02/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Storytelling

Pop-Up Magazine Is Back and Everyone Is Pumped

Um, so what is it, anyway?

10/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Storytelling

Women's Storytelling Series Brings Together Activists, Athletes, and Authors

Together Live kicks off in Portland with soccer star Abby Wambach and others.

09/14/2017 By Kayla Brock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy February with These Local Wellness Events

Take a polar plunge, laugh at dates gone awry, and learn more about neuroscience, healthy relationships, garden design, and fermentation. (Oh, and did we mention goat yoga?)

01/25/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Storytelling

What's It Like to Be a Woman in Tech in 2017?

Six women—from computer animators to software engineers—give an insider peek into the tech industry.

01/24/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Arts News

Northeast Portland Has a Brand-New Theater Space

The Fremont Theater opened its doors in October and is already filling its calendar with kindie rock, storytelling shows, and radio dramas.

11/21/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Theater

Shaking the Tree’s Storytelling Magic

Artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe on displacement and dismemberment.

10/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Storytelling

Liars’ League Takes Portland by Storm

With some local and international support, Stumptown’s latest storytelling event—with a twist—is already standing room only.

09/21/2016 By Jason Buehrer

TALL TALES

Why Do We Love Storytelling on Stage?

Portlanders are flocking to live storytelling events, with five local organizations offering them up. This month, RISK! comes to town to vie with the homegrown options for your confessional throw-downs. So what’s to gain from public humiliation?

03/26/2015 By Rene Bermudez

CULTUREPHILE

Is This Man Portland's Best Storyteller?

With his new book, the storyteller cements his status as one of Portland’s finest raconteurs.

02/02/2015 By Kevin Friedman

Books & Talks

Guide to Portland Storytelling Events

There's an event for every taste: comic, nostalgic, raunchy. Find the stories you want to hear—or the stage you want to brave. Up this weekend: Urban Tellers and Mystery Box

10/10/2014 By Danielle Klenak

BOOK & TALKS

February's Lit and Storytelling Events

There’s a lot of book love to go around this month, from lit-power couple Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis to international author Isabel Allende to the bday bash for William Stafford.

01/29/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Kristin Leigh