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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  • 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 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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The Alliance is pleased to introduce the francophile commuity to the COLCOA Virtual Cinema, streaming French films in the US. This is a non-subscription service with a starting rental price...
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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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French on the Go, the 4 week drop-in workshop series, continues this summer with new offerings to liven up your French language skills. Each week explores a different topic or...
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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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Jun 25
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Have you read Marcel Proust? Do you just pretend to have read him? Are you afraid to even crack open In Search of Lost Time? No need to panic. Barnard’s Caroline...
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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...
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Between America and Paris presents novelist Diane Johnson, best-selling author of Le Divorce and of the new book Lorna Mott Comes Home, in conversation with Pamela Druckerman. Johnson's satirical novels often feature American heroines living...
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The Alliance will hold a LIVE Mini-Bastille Day Festival at Kamm House, Saturday, July 17, from 12-4 pm. We're delighted to offer an opportunity for Alliance members to get together...
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Discover the language of perfume in this two hour, hands-on workshop in English with Anastasia Sokolow, founder of Maison Sulékó in Paris. Anastasia will initiate you into the world of...

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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