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 

  • Discussion Workshop: Achieve wellness in uncertain times

    Discussion Workshop: Achieve wellness in uncertain times

    Join Elisabeth for four discussion workshops about wellness and self-care.

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  • ***Winter Specialty and Cultural Classes Are Open For Registration***

    ***Winter Specialty and Cultural Classes Are Open For Registration***

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  • ***Winter Core Classes Are Open For Registration***

    ***Winter Core Classes Are Open For Registration***

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  • 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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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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Jan 03 - Feb 05
French à la carte, the 4 week drop-in workshop series, returns this winter with a flurry of new offerings to fire up your French language skills. Each week explores a...
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This winter choose from two five-week long modules, Winter 1: January 4 to February 6, or Winter 2: February 8 to March 13. Sign up for both parts, or choose...
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Jan 04 - Mar 13
Winter Term core classes are now open for registration. Choose from two five-week long modules, Winter 1: January 4 to February 6, or Winter 2: February 8 to March 13....
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Jan 05 - Feb 26
  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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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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This holiday season give yourself or a loved one the gift of wellness and self-care. Let Elisabeth Perucca, a French-born, certified yoga therapist and cancer survivor, guide you through an...
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Author of 40 cookbooks, NY Times food writer Melissa Clark first fell in love with France and French food as a child. Join us to learn how these childhood experiences...
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Join us for a special free virtual tasting event February 6 presented by WillaKenzie in partnership with the Alliance Française. WillaKenzie Estate has deep roots in France. It was founded in...
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Author and journalist Pamela Druckerman joins us via Zoom from her home in Paris to present her new rhyming picture book Paris by Phone, and discusses the myth of the American...
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French for True beginners, Art Studio, Nature Explorers - 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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Join Rhonda Garelick, cultural commentator and author of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History in conversation with Pamela Druckerman. Coco Chanel, born into poverty in rural France, was—by age...
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The Alliance Française of Portland teams with the French Quarter Magazine to present Valentine's Day with Paris Chansons! Celebrate love, life and friendship with the timeless music of Aznavour, Dassin,...

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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