I don't know if you learn about this network from your storytelling friends in Portland or not. The search box at the top of each page shows a lot of folks in your area. Don't stop there, though, as this is an international network of more than 1800 storytellers. Groups here are open to read, but you need to join them if you want to ask questions or otherwise contribute. The Forum has general discussions probably not fitting a group. The Groups & the Forum, can give you an idea about what members you may want as Friends. There are member blogs & videos, too. That search box I mentioned also is great to put in a topic you want to see if anybody has discussed.
Hope that overview helps. Feel free to speak up...after all that's what we storytellers do.