Featured Portland French Events
The Alliance Française holds cultural events throughout the year, large and small. They are mostly in English and are open to the public. Come join us!
The member discount is applicable for one ticket per member.
Guests must pay the non-member price. Please note that a reservation is only confirmed upon receiving payment.
If tickets are available, the Alliance can accept payment at the door by credit card, check, or cash.
- Registration for Alliance Française events can be made in person at our office, over the phone, by mail, or through the web site.
- Please make all checks payable to: Alliance Française de Portland. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Cancellations & Refunds:
- Refunds will be automatically issued if the Alliance cancels an event.
- If you need to cancel your registration for an event, you must do so at least 24 hours prior to the start of the program, and you will be fully credited toward a future event.
- Refunds must be requested in writing no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled event and will incur a 4% credit card processing fee.
This summer, the Alliance is adapting to everyone's ever-changing schedules in the time of COVID-19 by offering flexible, low commitment online classes. Summer Term is offered in two sets of 5-week classes. Summer 1 ran June 8 - July 1; Summer 2 runs July 13 - August 15.
Browse through French Classes on our website to see the full Summer offerings. Core classes from French 101 through the Edito series continue with the second five weeks of the class. Rest assured, if you miss the Summer 1 session and start with Summer 2, we will give you pointers and provide handouts to help you catch up with the first part of your class.
Literary Conversations at the A2/B1 level continues, but each class is stand-alone, so you can easily join in for the second five weeks. In Summer 2, we're offering Art and Race for B1 students that takes a historical look at representation of color in Western art.
French à la carte continues in Summer 2 with new workshops including Hands-on French family cooking, Poésie engagée: Aime Césaire, and Cinema and Minorities. Workshop favorites such as Phonetics and Exercise Your Grammar continue in Summer 2.
See you this summer!
Free contest to win one cooking class in French – a $28 value!
On July 13, you can enjoy cooking authentic French dishes with Francine via Zoom, with all instructions in French! (Those classes are part of French à la carte program).
To enter the contest, just email us a photo showing your culinary talents (a dish that you’ve cooked, or a picture of you while you’re cooking). We’ll post it on our social media. The post that collects the most likes (Facebook and Instagram combined) will get one free pass to the class. We’ll announce the winner on July 11. Submit pictures ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting this Friday you can purchase a $12 pass, good for five days, to stream the best French short films of 2020. This showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut from animation to romance to absurdist comedy. The seven petite Gallic pleasures boast exceptional award-winning films from Cannes, Venice, Locarno, and Palm Springs ShortFest.
The films range from 9 minutes to 30 minutes, totaling a program of 150 minutes (all are subtitled) of viewing from the comfort of your home device. Note: this program is for adults only - mature themes.
Ticket sales benefit the Alliance and its frequent partner, Living Room Theaters. The show streams July 3 through 16, so snap up a pass to enjoy the films over any period of five days.
List of Shorts
Le chant d’Ahmed
Dir. Foued Mansour, 2018, 30 min
Winner of Bridging the Borders Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019
Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea…
Moutons, Loup et tasse de thé
Dir. Marion Lacourt, 2019, 12 min
Official selection: 2019 Locarno Film Festival
Tuesday from 8 to 6