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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!

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Events Policy

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.

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Soirée en Normandie Event Photos
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Sunday, June 16, 2019
Soirée en Normandie Event Photos

The Spring Gala is over for 2019 -- Thanks for coming and making the fundraiser a great success. And mark your calendars for next year's spring gala on April 18, 2020! View the event photos by photographer Elene Zedginidze and the photo booth portraits by photographer Erin Belisle. Read more about the 2019 Soirée en Normandie event in case you missed it.


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Reading by Author Mohamed Asem
Saturday, May 25, 2019 5pm - 7pm
Reading by Author Mohamed Asem


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. The presentation will be in English, and there will be a cash wine bar available.

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Free French Film on May 26
Sunday, May 26, 2019 3pm - 5pm
Free French Film on May 26

The Alliance is partnering with PSU's French Section to present a free screening of the award-winning movie, Le Brio, starring Daniel Auteuil and Camélia Jordana, on Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Theater in downtown Portland.

The film will be shown in French, with English subtitles. Click here for the trailer and here for more info.

Location: 5th Avenue Theater, 510 SW Hall St., Portland OR 97201
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Eric John Kaiser Salutes Jacques Brel
Friday, May 31, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Eric John Kaiser Salutes Jacques Brel

Belgian-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.



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Parking Information

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office.

After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
or by appointment

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