Important Announcement

All our group and private classes are running and will be taught online throughout the end of April. We will then evaluate the safety of switching to in-person classes. If you have any questions please contact

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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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Spring Term Goes Virtual March 30
Monday, March 30, 2020 10pm - Saturday, June 06, 2020 8:30pm
Spring Term Goes Virtual March 30

Spring Term run March 30 to June 6. Given the restrictions we all face in this crazy time, the Alliance is happy to have a way for our students to continue with French. We all love the French language and culture and staying in touch with the the language is one way we can carry on with life as normally as possible.

Try out a Free Online Preview Class this Saturday class at 10:00-10:30am for Beginners or Advanced, and Intermediates at 10:40-11:15am.

Online, virtual, or distance learning – call it what you like –  is a today's way to keep up your French, see your classmates, and learn from your teachers. Headphones or earbuds are recommended.

Get together with fellow francophones for a virtual French Hour—a new, Zoom-based conversation class orchestrated by an Alliance Française teacher. Choose from core French language classes or cultural discussions. Levels range from A1 to C1. Click here for more info and to sign up.

The Alliance Française offers French classes for all levels of student, from true beginner to advanced. Sign up online or call...

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POSTPONED - French Chansons at the Old Church, Friday, April 3
Friday, April 03, 2020 8pm - 10pm
POSTPONED - French Chansons at the Old Church, Friday, April 3

Paris Chansons returns to Portland with a fresh, exciting program in partnership with the Alliance Française de Portland! Featuring French favorites from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo, Dalida to Zaz & Stromae! Plus beloved Russian & Italian classics!

Paris Chansons is an exciting French band with a global twist based in Los Angeles! Their exhilarating performances are punctuated with gypsy jazz standards as well as classics in Russian, Italian, and other languages.

Get a taste of Paris Chansons in action, and see how the news in France (sur Télèmatin!) recently featured them.

Tickets are $30 for general admission. Details and ticket info here:

Location: The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97201
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Watch ABRAHADABRA, a new French film, online with the Alliance
Monday, April 06, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020
Watch ABRAHADABRA, a new French film, online with the Alliance

On a ranch-style farm in south west France, Jane Cavalieri, 14, lives protected by the love of her father Ludovic and grandfather Papifou. The sudden death of her father in a terrorist attack plunges Jane into a waking dream.

ABRAHADABRA, described as a drama with fairytale, is a low budget film shot on a tablet, running just over an hour. Visit the film's official site here. Director Yannik Ruault joins famous French Low Budget filmmakers Agnès Varda, Alain Cavalier, and Jean-Pierre Mocky in this genre. For more to read about the film, just click here.

This film can be viewed at home through a direct link with the distributor and will be available for viewing anytime from April 6 to April 12, midnight to midnight. In addition, a group of Alliance members will be invited to join in an online Cinema Alliance discussion led by Nathalie Gerts the following week. The film is available to all registrants. The invitation for the online discussion group will be sent out to the first ten registrants. Click here to register.

Bring your own popcorn!

This film being shown online ONLY. The...

Location: At Your House
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Parking Information

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B 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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