About The Party Team

Our Story – 20 Years of Entertaining

The Party Team is an interactive party company with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Bend Oregon, as well as Boise, Idaho. This makes us the premier party company in the Northwest. We are led by event planning experts that have been planning group entertainment events for 20 years!

Started in 2000, The Party Team has grown by offering the best service before, during, and after the party. Our dealers are energetic, friendly, knowledgeable, and we insist on professional appearance. Our number one priority is to make sure everyone has fun! This includes teaching less experienced players game rules and how to have fun at a table. This priority for fun also includes making sure the planner is proud to have hired The Party Team!

We take pride in offering the best party experience in the Northwest and we are dedicating to keeping our ideas and attitudes fresh to maintain that edge!

Our equipment is Tournament Quality and we constantly replace old with new.
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Meet our staff…

Jessica Johnson, Events Manager

Jessica is our events manager taking over the Portland office. With twelve years of event planning experience, the number of events she has encountered is too large to count! Entering the workforce at age 14 in customer service starting with the family business of photography, working with people has become a genuine passion of hers.

Switching focus from the family business of photography to the wonderful world of events, Jessica started out planning weddings and has seen over 150 brides down the aisle! Her experience extends from photography, wedding planning, to event design, catering, hotel sales, and event entertainment. With a well-rounded view of event planning, there are no details Jessica can?t help you figure out.

Jessica is active in the Portland chapters of Meeting Professionals International and International Society of Special Events, chairing multiple committees and volunteering wherever needed. Jessica spends her spare time as a wish granter with Make a Wish Oregon, and for over 8 years, has been making wishes come true for children with a life-threatening illness. Jessica enjoys baking, gardening, scrapbooking, painting, darts, the Seahawks, the Blazers, OSU Beavers, reading, her English Pointer “Mya” and of course, planning parties!!

Zach Thomas -Eugene
Event Director

Though I didn’t know it at the time, my 20+ year career in events began in high school. I started a band, booked us shows, and shortly afterwards I started DJing. I have performed for groups of just a few, to over 40,000. Fast forward to today, I have helped over 1000 couples get married, and have worked with many of the Northwest’s most famous brands. 

I joined The Party Team in 2022, and serve Salem, Eugene, Medford, and Central/Southern Oregon Coast. I love seeing everyone have a blast at the casino tables, helping non-profits raise money, and performing our game shows! I know what we do matters, and I genuinely love it! Events with your friends, family, and co workers are a once in a lifetime experience. It is unlikely everyone will all be together with you at your party you have with us, and it truly makes me happy to see everyone having fun together. That human connection is something we often miss in our day to day lives. Having a great time with the people you care most about is an experience I love being a part of and helping you create events no matter how big or small your party is! 

Outside of work I am a family man, and a very proud father of two amazing girls! I very much enjoy the outdoors and I love going to remote places to camp, fish, sight see, dig for fossils, swim, and overall experience the great things in life with my family and friends too!

Zach Thomas from The Party Team Eugene

Mindy Fryback, Co-Owner

As co-owner of The Party Team, Mindy has helped build our culture of professional fun since 2002.

Mindy will be taking care of you if you are planning a party in Mid, Southern or Central Oregon. Mindy is a wedding planning expert, and she has amazing ideas on how to make your party fun, unique, and unforgettable. Let her help you create a truly special event.

Party Team Testimonials

My staff had a great time! My fiance and I loved Jonathan! I am sure that if we do another party next year, you guys will be requested again! Thanks so much! Merry Christmas to you and your entire team!
-Linda Young, Carr Subaru Holiday Party

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special! The music, photobooth and lawn games were the perfect addition to our day! You were all so great to work with!

-Mr. and Mrs. Biggar

We have had the opportunity to work with The Party Team on multiple occasions and with a variety of clientele. They are always professional in manner and in dress and have helped create a fun and positive atmosphere at the events they are at. They have also been very mindful of our venue and any limitations or policies we may have, which in turn, only makes the client’s experience more positive. The Party Team would be a great choice for an upcoming event looking for any of the services this company has to offer.
– Jentry Walsh, Stueckle Sky Center


I wanted to send a note to thank your team for another great event. Our staff had a wonderful time at our annual holiday party on 12/6/2019. I especially want to compliment Eric and Chuck. As the event organizer, they both helped me to feel that the event was in good hands. Both were especially engaging and many of our attendees commented how fun they were. Chuck even went so far as to offer to help with cab fare if anyone was too drunk to drive. These two are a great asset to your business and are just good people. Thank you again!
– Amanda Champ, SIGA Tech

I can’t thank you all enough for the service you provided for our Roaring 20’s Charity Casino Night. We have used another company for this same kind of event in past years and it doesn’t even compare to what your company did for us.

The DJ service was perfect. The photo booth had all kinds of great props and was a really fun way to see who all was there. The best addition to our event was the M.C. The games and crowd interaction was more than I had hoped for. I will never host another event this size without your DJ and MC service. It made the event the unforgettable time that it was.

“Thank you again for continually putting my mind at ease and making sure I (the host) was having a good time too. I was able to fully enjoy the event I worked so hard to put together alongside my guests, which was a first for me! The Party Team was GREAT and I will absolutely use them in the future for all kinds of events!
-Holly Rudell, Assistant Project Manager/Event Planner

Just a note to say we enjoyed the tables and crew. Thank you for making my wife’s birthday a blast!

-Mike Forbis, Private Party

Your staff was great, the correspondence before and during the event was wonderful. The Dj was great and managed to bring life to the party even with no dancers. A special shout out to Herb who I got many compliments on that evening. He was patient, helpful and fun all around. He even was easy going about having red wine spilled on his shirt.

Everything was great. The game show set up was better than I was thinking. The host was fantastic!!! I will definitely recommend this and even do it again!!!
Matthew, Hydrofarm

Thank you so much for all that you did yesterday at #thelabportland. Attendees had so much fun and the photo strips looked awesome with our graphic. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Appreciate you!!
Misty Damico, Luxe Event Productions

Just wanted to say Thank you and your crew for a great job on Comcast 2010!! You and your staff are an absolute pleasure to work with!! Thank you for helping to make the event a huge success.
Nick, The Prop Shop for Comcast

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The testimonials don’t stop here! See what our clients and guests are saying on other review sites!

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We Love Our Third-Party Partners!

Although The Party Team is the Northwest’s premier entertainment vendor, we can’t do it all by ourselves. We work with some of the best companies in Oregon and Idaho to ensure that all of our events run smoothly! We are proud to partner with these high-quality brands.

  • Royce’s Prop Shop – Decor, Event Coordination, Rentals
  • Moxie Event Planning – Event Coordination, Catering, Bartending/Mixology
  • National Association of Casino Party Operators (NACPO) – We’ve been a member of NACPO for years, and we will continue to be for years to come! This organization provides support and insight to help us make our events bigger and better every year!

My wife and I attended a corporate event where they supplied the casino equipment and staff. We had a blast! Cody taught us Rock-Paper-Scissors casino version and we played Big Hand (huge cards!) Blackjack with Vicky. Both were friendly, helpful, and most focused on our enjoyment. I highly recommend their services.

We had the best casino party for my husband's birthday! We had a blackjack and texas hold em, and giant jenga. Staff was fun and professional. Overall, the party was a huge success and we can't wait to do it again!!!

What a team!!! Well done to all! Will definitely be using them again.
Your team was courteous, fun and interactive with all the guests. Couldn't have been better.

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