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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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French for Travelers Workshops
Monday, February 04, 2019 - Friday, March 22, 2019
French for Travelers Workshops

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...

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Champs-Elysées Film Festival - Call For Entries 2019
Friday, March 01, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019
Champs-Elysées Film Festival - Call For Entries 2019

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!

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Win Two Business Class Tickets on Air France to Paris
Monday, March 11, 2019 - Saturday, April 27, 2019
Win Two Business Class Tickets on Air France to Paris

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. Purchase tickets here and see details below.

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...

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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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