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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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!

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Events Policy

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.

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Friday, December 17, 2021
Try Something New Week
Monday, December 13, 2021 - Friday, December 17, 2021
Try Something New Week


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 the schedule throughout October.

During the long winter break, the Alliance offers French learning experiences that go with the holiday spirit. Treat yourself to something exclusive and entertaining, or try something you haven't had a change to do this year, before it's over.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one, get half off the second workshop. Use the code HalfOff at checkout.

 Advanced Level - CECR B2/C1


Intro to French Surrealism & Creative Writing

Do you love word games like Mad Libs? Do you wish you could take a moment to just write spontaneously in French? Do you enjoy learning about unconventional literary movements? If you answered “oui!” to any of these questions, you will love this workshop on Surrealism. After learning the basics of the history of the movement and reading extracts of André Breton’s “Manifeste du surréalisme”, you’ll have the chance to try your hand at a few surrealist activities yourself. The focus of the workshop...

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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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