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  

  • 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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  • HELD OVER! Slalom: Streaming from Kino Lorber until May 25. Join the discussion group May 26 at 4pm.

    HELD OVER! Slalom: Streaming from Kino Lorber until May 25. Join the discussion group May 26 at 4pm.

    A compelling drama of the trials of a teenage ski prodigy

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  • Summer Term Classes

    Summer Term Classes

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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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This riveting, 2020 Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor, played by frequent Dardenne Brothers collaborator Jérémie...
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This summer, choose from two five-week long modules, Summer 1: June 14 - July 17, or Summer 2: July 19 - August 21. Sign up for both parts, or choose...
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French on the Go, the 4 week drop-in workshop series, continues this spring with new offerings to liven up your French language skills. Each week explores a different topic or...
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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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Join the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA to hear about the internationally best-selling novel series on police chief Bruno Courrèges. The conversation will be moderated by Josette Marsh, president of...
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Join us for a discussion of Charlene Favier's riveting film, Slalom, about a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor. Jacqueline Arante, former PSU faculty member, will led you in...
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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was perhaps the most influential fashion designer of the twentieth century. Her name alone evokes fashion, perfume, emancipation, and allure. Born in the Loire Valley at Saumur, Chanel...
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The Alliance offers two opportunities to learn about art and improve spoken French through either a class or a workshop. Led by a Museum Educator and French teacher, Elene Zedginidze,...
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Cultural Seminars return in 2021 with two new four-week offerings. Enjoy learning about the history and traditions of French regions through the lens of cuisine and wine. Both seminars can...
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Join us for the third lecture by art historian Céline Glon who offers a vivid and intriguing look at a life of Napoleon I, the strategist General, Consul, and Emperor...

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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