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.
How about business-class travel for two from Seattle to Paris on Air France? Sound good? This is a rare raffle that the Alliance and the FACC are pleased to offer, thanks to the generous support of Air France. Only 99 tickets will be offered. The winning ticket will be drawn at 8:30 pm at the Alliance's Spring Gala on April 27 at the MAC. You do not need to attend the gala to win. See details below.
Sorry, this event is now SOLD OUT.
Two Roundtrip Air France Tickets in Business Class, Seattle SEA - Paris CDG: The two Air France tickets in Business Class can be redeemed for travel on Air France operated flights between Seattle-SEA and Paris-CDG and are valid through December 31, 2019 and cannot be extended. Booking restrictions apply, and due to capacity-controlled seating, some flexibility is required. Reservation contact information will be provided to the winner by the FACC PNW. Both tickets must be used on the same flight and travel dates. The winner will be responsible for paying applicable taxes. Once issued, the tickets are non-refundable, and the routing cannot be changed. The estimated value for both tickets is USD 16,000.00. Must be 18 years...
Join the Alliance Française for its sixth annual gala on April 27, 2019, at the Multnomah Athletic Club. This year’s theme is the unique cuisine and culture of epic Normandy.
Gala participants will enjoy a multi-course seated dinner by James Beard award-winning chef Philippe Boulot, paired with French and Oregon wines. The event features a silent auction as well as a live auction with Jeff Kingsbury (auctioneer and comedian!), live music and more.
Silent auction items include premium Portland restaurant certificates, art, electronics and more. Live auction items include unique experiences such a vacation packages, immersion programs in France, and more. Visit the auction site for the full preview.
This event is 21+ only.
The Alliance will show the award-winning movie, Le Brio, on Saturday, May 4 (in French with English subtitles). Click here for more info on the movie and its famous lead actor (Daniel Auteuil); click here for the trailer. The movie hasn't been released to the U.S. market - we have it by special permission from the French Embassy/Cultural Services.
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A party is the best way to experience a culture! In Haiti, Flag Day is a national holiday celebrated with great fanfare. Parades of musicians and dancers line the streets of every major city.
The Alliance Françaisejoins withKay Soso, a Haitian Marketplace, to bring this year's celebration to Portland. Sway to the sounds of traditional Haitian music while enjoying a glass (or two) of wine from Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery. Order a sampling of gourmet Haitian appetizers. All while learning a bit of the history about the first Black republic in the world.
Practice your French and learn a few Creole phrases. Experience Haiti in Oregon with music, culture, history, food and wine. This is a cultural happy hour event you do not want to miss!
There is no entrance fee to the Flag Day celebration, but we'd be pleased to know if you plan to come. Please reserve a place here.
Frenchman Nicolas Quillé will hold a wine appreciation / education seminar with a curated tasting of select wines from the Beaujolais region.
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 May 18 Quillé event. Tickets are $30 for Alliance members and $35 for non-members.
Join us at La Petite Provence on NE Sandy on Tuesday, May 21, 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.
Born in California, raised in Kuwait and Paris, Mohamed Asem currently lives in Portland. He will read from his recent work of creative nonfiction, Stranger In the Pen, in which he narrates his experience of being detained by British immigration officers in Gatwick Airport, and explores questions of belonging in today's world as a person who finds himself in-between cultures, countries, peoples.
The event is free, but please reserve your seat. There will be a cash wine bar available.
Belgium-born Jacques Brel was one of the major and most iconic singer-songwriters of the 20th century in France. He is also considered a master of the modern “chanson” and influenced many English-speaking artists worldwide. An actor, poet, and director, Brel left an enduring influence on music and culture.
French singer songwriter Eric John Kaiser salutes Brel’s life and legacy with songs and stories about his life and his career. The presentation will be primarily in French, with some English. Come sing with Eric!
Known as The French Troubadour, Parisian-born Eric John Kaiser is a singer-songwriter reimagining Americana music through a French lens. Eric has released five full length albums recorded in Paris, Oregon, and Québec, and has performed in France and throughout North America. He has been based in Portland since 2006.
Tickets are $15 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members. Register here for this sure-to-be popular event.