Urban Tellers®

Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers® at Bag & Baggage

Bag & Baggage Productions

Urban Tellers® is coming to Hillsboro on Saturday, January 18, 2020! Portland Story Theater and Bag & Baggage Productions are joining forces to bring outstanding live storytelling to The Vault.

Bag & Baggage Productions, The Vault in Hillsboro

Bag & Baggage Productions,
The Vault in Hillsboro
Photo by Scott Palmer

This show promises to be a phenomenal experience featuring some of Portland Story Theater’s top storytellers, including Warren McPherson, Kathy Gillis, and Frank Engel as well as Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, Portland Story Theater founders.

Urban Tellers® shows give people an inside look into the heart and soul of our community. Every live storytelling show creates a sense of connectedness – an extraordinarily rare experience in this digital age. Urban Tellers® brings together people to share stories of our mutual human experience.

Tickets $15 Advance | $20 Day of Show
Urban Tellers®
Saturday, January 18, 2020
The Vault in Hillsboro
Doors 7 pm | Stories 8 pm

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Storytelling Workshops

Portland Story Theater Storytelling Workshops

Workshop Offerings

Each workshop is limited to 6 participants with a 1:3 instructor:student ratio.

We offer three different storytelling workshops so that you can learn to express yourself with this amazing art form:

  • 3-Hour Crash Course
  • 1-Day Storytelling Bootcamp
  • 6-Week Art of Personal Narrative
  • All sessions take place at Portland Story Theater’s Home Studio, also known as The Story House, located at 3333 NE 15th Avenue.

    Portland Story Theater Home Studio, The Story house

    The Story House
    PST’s Home Studio

    These workshops give you an opportunity to learn a unique approach to storytelling:
    intentional, heart-felt, transformative.

    You’ll discover how to apply the elements of storytelling to your personal story, reshaping it so you can express yourself in a new and powerful way.

    Registration Holds Your Place

    Please go to our Workshops page to register or call us at 503.284.226 if you’d like more information.


    Armchair Adventurer

    Lawrence Howard tells Nansen of The North

    Nansen of The North

    This year, Lawrence Howard takes the Armchair Adventure north, to Norway and Greenland and the East Siberian Islands, to Svarlbard and Spitzbergen and Franz Joseph Land. This year the story goes all the way back to the 1890’s, to the father of polar travel: the one and only Fridtjof Nansen.

    Lawrence Howard tells the story of Fridtjof Nansen in NANSEN OF THE NORTH

    Fridtjof Nansen,
    Father of Polar Travel

    2020 Performances

    Civic Center, Dallas, Oregon
    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Nordia House, Portland, Oregon
    Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Club House, Crooked River Ranch
    Central Oregon
    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    For more information, please visit Lawrence Howard’s Armchair Adventure page.


    Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

    Portland Story Theater is generously supported by The McIvor Family Charitable Fund; Tonkon Torp; John Moe; Diane Ponti and Ward Greene; Ronni Lacroute; Polk Family Charitable Fund; Dana and Steve Dennis; members of the Portland Story Theater Board, Founders’ Circle, and Narrative Network, and many other individual supporters, as well as by the Oregon Community Foundation; The Collins Foundation; James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation; Meyer Memorial Trust; The Kinsman Foundation; The Autzen Foundation; NW Natural Gas; Oregon Arts Commission; and The Oregon Cultural Trust.