Important Announcement

Group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment.
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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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  • The Making of the Exhibition

    The Making of the Exhibition "Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900"

    Hear the story behind the exhibition from PAM curator Mary Weaver Chapin, Dec. 9 at 3 pm

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  • Winter Wines Dec. 11: recipes and recommendations from Maxine Borcherding

    Winter Wines Dec. 11: recipes and recommendations from Maxine Borcherding

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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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Get a head start on the next level, have an in-depth review and practice during the long break between Fall and Winter term! Kick-start French Program is a 4-day intensive...
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Mary Weaver Chapin PhD,Curator of Prints and Drawings, Portland Art Museum,Thursday, December 9, at 3pm The feature exhibition at the Portland Art Museum Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of...
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With the arrival of cooler weather, heartier foods have taken the stage, and more robust wines are called for. Join our in-house Sommelier Maxine Borcherding as she presents recipes and wine...
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Dec 13 - Dec 17
  Try Something New Week - December 13-17 It's time to mark your calendars for December special programs! Try Something New Week workshops are now arriving and more are being added to...
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Storytime at the Alliance as author Marion Donon reads Vilaina, la petite sorcière, a story from her Petites Princesses series: "Il était une fois une petite Sorcière, Vilaina, qui vivait avec...
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The Alliance Française de Portland is partnering with Frantastique for a fresh way to develop your French.Learn French everyday with an entertaining, interactive lesson delivered to your inbox. It's a...
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Jan 03 - Mar 12
Winter 2022 | January 3-March 12 | French Classes for Adults Two types of discounts are offered until November 30: 10% Early Bird (code EARLYBIRD) or 15% Senior discount (code SENIOR).   Start...
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Children and Youth Programs - Winter 2022   This winter, the Alliance Française offers a variety of classes for children ages 3-10 and youth ages 11-18. You will find classes with or...
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AP French preparation course   Join a small group of students in preparing for the AP French Language and Culture exam in May 2022. Topics studied may include Global Challenges, Contemporary Life,...

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.

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The Alliance office is virtual
during the COVID pandemic.
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