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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.
These introductory two-part workshops in English will teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.
In the first two-hour workshop, you'll be introduced to travel themes and scenarios with handouts on vocabulary and phrases.
In the second two-hour workshop, you'll practice and apply the topics with role playing, oral and listening drills which will put your knowledge of Part 1’s lessons to the test.
Those with little or no French experience will want to take the Level A1 workshops. Those with some knowledge of French will enjoy the A2/B1 level. Visit Workshops in French Classes to register. Classes are held on Monday at 10, Thursday at 1:30 or Friday at 5.
Topics to be covered include:
First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.
Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.
Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.
Dining: Menu reading and ordering.
Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.
Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.
Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.
Fees are $40 for one two-hour workshop...
The Alliance Française de Portland will start a new drop-in French conversation group for all levels of French on Saturday, February 23, at 1 p.m. at the Kamm House (1425 SW 20th Ave). Free for Alliance members.
The group will be hosted by Natacha, a native French-speaker from Le Mans, France. Whether you are a beginner or a fluent speaker, you'll find this friendly conversation group to be great practice!
Reservations aren't required for this free monthly event, but you can help us out by letting us know that you're planning to come. Remember, if you're not currently an AF member, memberships start at just $20 and are available at the event.
P.S. We have plenty of free parking for you. Click here for the possibilities.
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
Join us for the Alliance Française’s “Dîner en français” prix-fixe group dining event Sunday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Saint Honoré’s beautiful restaurant on SE Division.
Diners will enjoy a three-course menu masterminded by Dominique Geulin, who holds the distinction of Meilleur Ouvrier de France. Guests will enjoy salad with goat-cheese toasts, fricassée de volaille with mushroom sauce, potato gnochis, vegetable medley and a signature St. Honoré dessert.
Tickets are inclusive of gratuity: $42 for Alliance members and $49 for non-members. You’ll pay separately for drinks, with choices of French wines, cider and beer.
We’ll group diners at communal tables based on language preference (English/French mixed, French only, etc.)
Reserve early – these small-group dining events sell out fast. 21+.