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  Learning Material pick-up dates at Kamm House: March 17, 19, 23, 25 and 27 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

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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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Saturday, March 13, 2021
Winter-2 Drop-in Workshops
Monday, February 15, 2021 - Saturday, March 13, 2021
Winter-2 Drop-in Workshops

French on the Go, the 4 week drop-in workshop series, opens this winter with a flurry of new offerings to fire up your French language skills. Each week explores a different topic or theme and are offered as drop-in workshops ($28) or the bundle of four ($105). The next series of workshops begin February 15, 2021.

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Exercise Your Grammar: Musical Edition

A2/B1 level: Wednesdays 10:30-12:00pm.

Who said studying grammar can't be fun? In this workshop you will improve your French grammar with contemporary French music.

Workshop 1 (A2/B1): Le passé composé and l'imparfait with Ainsi valse la vie, Black M.

Workshop 2 (A2/B1): Les questions and la description personnelle with Qui c'est celle là ?, Nach.

Workshop 3 (A2/B1): Le verbe "faire" and related expressions with Il est où le bonheur ?, Christophe Mahé.

Workshop 4 (A2/B1): Hypothèse and condition with Si, Zaz.




B2/C1 level, Wednesdays 6-7:30pm.

This series of workshops will allow you not only to develop your translation skills, but also learn how the French language works “from inside out” by comparing and contrasting it with English. Each workshop will introduce a specific translation challenge, illustrated...

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Le mois de la francophonie
Monday, March 01, 2021 - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Le mois de la francophonie

March is “Le mois de la francophonie”. Did you know that French is the official language of 29 independent countries? There are over 369 million French speakers on earth. Follow us all month long as we highlight the diversity of the francophone world on our social media @afdeportland, #francophonieafpdx.

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Weekly Apéro-Conversation Group Wednesdays at 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:15pm - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:10pm
Weekly Apéro-Conversation Group Wednesdays at 5:15pm

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 converse in small groups (Breakout Rooms) of 4-5 people for 3-4 segments of 14 minutes. The groups get re-created/mixed so that everyone gets to chat with a new group.

Levels include lower-intermediate to advanced and native-level speakers. Most high-A2 to C1 students can feel comfortable in this mixed-level conversational setting. Not sure of your level? Check in with the AF Portland office for guidance.

Sign up to be added to the reminder emails for upcoming sessions (no need to sign up again if you’ve already signed up for an earlier session). These free groups are for Alliance members only. Sign up here for memberships. (Just $36 provides membership benefits for a full year and is tax-deductible. )

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Oliver Gee Reveals Five New Secrets of Paris
Saturday, March 13, 2021 11am - 12pm
Oliver Gee Reveals Five New Secrets of Paris

Oliver Gee, the host of the popular Paris podcast The Earful Tower, has lived in Paris since 2015. His podcast has 70,000 downloads per month and was recently lauded by the New York Times as a great way to travel by ear. He recently published his first book, Paris On Air, a memoir telling the often laugh-out-loud stories from his past five years in the French capital. He and his wife, Lina, have also published their first children’s book, Kylie the Crocodile in Paris.

Oliver knows the city of Paris intimately and will share five carefully curated and undiscovered secrets of the city with the Alliance Française audience. Great for planning your next trip to the City of Lights! Please note that if you attended the first Oliver Gee event last August, this event will include five ALL NEW secrets. The presentation will be in English with a smattering of French vocabulary, and will include time for your questions as well.

This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members. Register below, and if you are not yet a member, you can sign up for membership on the same form.



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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.

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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