Featured Portland French Events
The Alliance Française holds cultural events throughout the year, large and small. They are mostly in English and are open to the public. Come join us!
The member discount is applicable for one ticket per member.
Guests must pay the non-member price. Please note that a reservation is only confirmed upon receiving payment.
If tickets are available, the Alliance can accept payment at the door by credit card, check, or cash.
- Registration for Alliance Française events can be made in person at our office, over the phone, by mail, or through the web site.
- Please make all checks payable to: Alliance Française de Portland. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Cancellations & Refunds:
- Refunds will be automatically issued if the Alliance cancels an event.
- If you need to cancel your registration for an event, you must do so at least 24 hours prior to the start of the program, and you will be fully credited toward a future event.
- Refunds must be requested in writing no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled event and will incur a 4% credit card processing fee.
Winter Term at the Alliance Française offers French classes for all levels of student, from true beginner to advanced.
Sign up online through the French Classes tab or in person at the Alliance office.
We're pleased to offer Art classes in 5-week sessions as well as a new Music class taught by Eric John Kaiser, Portland's French Troubador. Find out more from Eric himself at our Open House.
Among the regular 10 week classes offerings, you'll find the core Saison and Edito series. Winter Term also includes the popular Cuisine course from Francine and Regions from Marie-Pierre.
Be sure to visit us at the Winter Open House and Holiday Market, December 6, from 6:30-8:30.
On January 27 the Alliance will hold its annual celebration featuring tasty galettes des rois, in recognition of the traditional French holiday, la Fête des Rois (Feast of the Kings).
Come learn about the tradition and sample fresh-baked galettes (King’s Cake) from St. Honoré. The presentation by the Alliance's Elene Zedginidze will be in English and includes French vocabulary.
Open to all ages and includes a raffle for a fresh-baked galette to take home. Reserve in advance, $8 for Alliance members and $10 for non-members; refreshments and galettes will be served.
Click here for online reservations for the Sunday, January 27, 2:30 p.m. presentation.
(Photo courtesy of St. Honoré Boulangerie.)
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? How about tickets to see the Blazers play the San Antonio Spurs on February 7? This nationally televised game is sure to light up the Moda Center.
With only 7 games separating teams 1-14 in the Western Conference, the competition has never been so tight.
Make sure to snag your tickets by the January 4 deadline. Details, pricing and perks for "group night" participants can be found here.
Frenchman Nicolas Quillé will hold a wine appreciation / education seminar with a curated tasting of select wines from Roussillon, France. The seminar (in English with some French vocabulary) will be followed by an hors d'oeuvre buffet and complimentary silent auction.
Reserve tickets here for the February 16 Quillé event. Tickets are $25 for Alliance members and $30 for non-members. This event is sold out. Please firstname.lastname@example.org be added to the waitlist.
Join us at La Petite Provence on NE Sandy on Wednesday, February 20, at 12 noon for a group lunch. All levels of French are welcome.
You'll pick your meal from the menu and will pay individually at the event.
Registration in advance is required –– $5 for AF members and $8 for non-members –– and will help pay for a shared dessert.
About La Petite Provence: "In 1996, we came together as a small group of foodie friends to share our passion for the traditional bread, pastries, and food from our countryside villages in and around Provence, France, that we missed so much. Soon after, we decided to open La Provence, a small bakery and bistro in Lake Oswego, Oregon. There, we enjoyed bringing European delights to the plates of all who stopped by – friends, family, and neighbors."
The Sandy location is the newest of La Petite Provence's restaurants and is also home to their central bakery. Parking is available in the Chopsticks parking lot from 7 am – 3:30 pm.
The Champs-Elysées Festival is a unique French and American independent film festival and is the biggest film festival in Paris. In 2018 it was presented in Portland by Portland State University and the Alliance Française de Portland.
The festival is returning to Portland in 2019. The call for entries is open now until March 29th!
Click here for more information