the alliance spring gala
is back, saturday, april 29 2023

The Alliance Française is ecstatic to present its 7th Annual Gala Fundraiser, "A Taste of France".

Taking place April 29th at the Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC), our Annual Spring Gala "A Taste of France" will remind us all how important it is to safely gather together as a community. It's no secret that the past couple of years have been hard. Now more than ever, it's important for us to come together to support each other and support the Portland French community. 

Win fine wines from the Willamette and beyond, unique French properties, cooking classes, great dining experiences, and unique finds – these are just some of the tantalizing items you'll find in the Soirée's live auction.

VISIT The Spring Gala Online Auction! April 22 - May 1 

Create your account at the auction site to bid. Items will be available for pickup at the Alliance starting May 3.
Certificates will be mailed to the winners

spring gala at the french alliance in portland oregon

Something to Donate?
If you would like to donate an item to our auction, please email We are looking for a variety of donations, including gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, artwork, jewelry, and other merchandise. Download a donation form here and help make this a superlative gala!

Ready to Volunteer? An event like this takes many volunteers. If you have skills to help put the show together, please contact We're looking for people to help before, during, and after the event.

A Word About the Organizers.  The Seventh Annual Spring Gala is an important fundraiser which benefits the nonprofit mission of the Alliance Française de Portland of bringing the French language and culture to the Portland community. The Alliance teaches nearly 2000 students each year and presents both live and online events throughout the year.


Hors d'oeuvres 
Parmesan Gougère
Onion Tart
Mustard Green Gruyère Quiche

First course
Moule Rémoulade
(vegetarian option: Moule Rémoulade without seafood)

Second course
Boeuf Bourguignon
Aligoté Potatoes, legame glaze
(vegetarian option: Crêpe au Fromage)

Third course
Baba au Rhum,
pistachio chiboust

Wine tasting

6-7pm  •  French Winemakers in Oregon

Meet winemakers with Old World passion and sensibility who create exquisite wines from New World terrains:

Bruno Corneaux, Domaine Divio winemaker/owner

Dominique Mahé, Furioso winemaker

Thibaud Mandet, Clos Griotte winemaker/owner

Isabelle Dutartre, 1789 winemaker/owner and De Ponte Cellars winemaker 

Join Us

For $85 ($95 non-members), you'll get it all - an exciting live auction, the music of live music from Jet Black Pearl and La Belle Rue, great Willamette Valley wine, and of course the lavish seated three course dinner. We hope you'll join us in supporting the Portland French Community.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A 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.


The Alliance office is open 10am-3pm Monday through Friday.
Call us at 503.223.8388 during business hours or leave a message.
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