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...
Join us for this intriguing discussion in French live-streaming from the Alliance Française de Chicago on February 12 at 4:30 pm. There are no subtitles.
“When goods don't cross borders, soldiers will,” said 19th century French economist Frédéric Bastiat. The World Trade Organization in Geneva is one some thirty other organizations, such as NATO or UNICEF, created after World War II to help prevent such devastating world conflict from ever happening again.
But the relevance of these organizations is being called into question by a US administration keen to pull away from many world accords. International trade has become into a hot political topic at the center of the news cycle, with the potential to impact not only the stock market but the lives of people across the globe.
Professor Gabrielle Marceau, Senior Counselor in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization, will survey the state of multilateral trade relationships. Professeur Marceau will be in conversation with John Cruickshank, Consul general of Canada in Chicago.
Free for Alliance members. $8 for non-members. Limited seating is available; please register in advance.
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 email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.