Important Announcement

All group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is also virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at  Learning Material pick-up dates at Kamm House: March 17, 19, 23, 25 and 27 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

  • How to Take an Online Class

    How to Take an Online Class

    A short guide and tips for using Google Classroom and Zoom for your online class. And Zoom for events!

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  • Drop-in Workshops

    Drop-in Workshops

    Weekly drop-in workshops for levels A2 to C1

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  • Spring Term Core Classes

    Spring Term Core Classes

    Browse the PDF of core spring classes by clicking "Read more" or go to the main menu, "French Classes" to sign up.

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  • Francophonie Festival of Short Films Runs to March 16

    Francophonie Festival of Short Films Runs to March 16

    View three short French films at your leisure February 28 - March 16, then discuss in English or French on March 16. These films are presented in the US exclusively through the Alliance Française.

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  • Kick-start French - Spring Break Intensive Classes

    Kick-start French - Spring Break Intensive Classes

    4-day intensive brush-up class (2.5 hours per day with two short beaks) offered for A1+, A2 and B1 level students. March 22-26.

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Bienvenue to the Alliance Française de Portland, the French language center and cultural community for everyone.
Where Portland gathers to speak – and learn – French.

Coming Up

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French on the Go, the 4 week drop-in workshop series, opens this winter with a flurry of new offerings to fire up your French language skills. Each week explores a...
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Join us for an exceptional online event with the talented actor and director, André Nerman, who is well known to the Alliance Française USA audience. André will share his in-depth...
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The Alliance’s free weekly conversation group on Zoom, run by board members and other volunteers, is available for drop-in conversation on Wednesday nights at 5:15pm. It attracts 20-30 registrants who...
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View online from Feb. 28 through March 16.Concludes with a live Film Discussion Event on Zoom on March 16 from 5:30-6:30 pm! The Alliance Française of Portland is pleased to offer...
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Mar 18
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Do you want to find more satisfaction in your body, your emotions, your relationships, your life’s goals? Do you love l’art de vivre à la française? Then join French-born and certified...
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Join journalist Simon Kuper in conversation with political scientist Catherine Fieschi as they discuss how the Le Pens built and changed the French far right. What French historical traditions are...
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Get a head start on the next level, have an in-depth review and practice during the two-week break between Winter and Spring term! The brand-new Kick-start French Program is a...
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Mar 27
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
French cooking doesn’t have to be complex—with Susan Loomis, it’s as easy as un, deux, trois ! The spirit of the plat du jour, the dish of the day, is...
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Mar 29 - Jun 05
Spring Term core classes are now open for registration. Choose from two five-week long modules, Spring 1: March 29 to May 1, or Spring 2: May 3 to June 5....
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This spring, choose from two five-week long modules, Spring 1: March 29- May 1, or Spring 2: May 3 - June 5. Sign up for both parts, or choose just...
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French for True beginners, Art Studio, Voyage Around the World - Who’s ready for fun? After the online school day has ended and with few after-school programs available this winter, your child may...
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Apr 01 - Jun 25
  Bibliothèque. Médiathèque. Culturethèque.   Alliance Française de Portland is pleased to offer our members Culturethèque, a digital library at your fingertips. You will have access to a world of French language content...
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Apr 17
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Janet Hulstrand will join us on Zoom to tell the story in English of how a lifelong love of the French language inspired the journey that led from her home...

More about the Alliance Française de Portland

All year round, our dedicated teachers, visiting authors, and enthusiasts of French culture share their passion for the French language and its culture with curious minds like yours. Our expertise in teaching is complemented by a rich array of programs for the public (most in English), our wonderful library and mediatheque, other resources, and a community of welcoming like-minded individuals.


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

The Alliance office is virtual
during the COVID pandemic.
Contact us at
Call 503.223.8388 from 12-3pm,
Monday through Friday, or leave
a message anytime.

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