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.
As they prepare for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, the Martinique Soccer team “Les Matininos” will return to Portland this June!
This will be their second visit as a team to the Rose...
Mingle with teachers, fellow students and friends at the Alliance Française’s Summer Open House on Thursday, June 13, from 6:15 - 8 pm. Summer Term runs June 17 - August 24, and the Alliance offers classes at all levels.
Special guest and Alliance student Marcia Michaels will be displaying and selling faience de Quimper including pichet, small vases, plates, and other small French earthenware items that she has sourced in Brittany.
Summer term includes the core classes in the Edito series, starting with Beginning French 101 at the A1 level through Advanced Edito at the C1 level. Most classes run for 10 weeks and meet once a week. Private tutoring and convo sessions are also available all summer.
Special thematic classes include La Conjugaison with Francine, a solid look at verbs at the A2 level. At the intermediate level (B1/B2), Marie-Pierre will offer Jules Verne - Paris au XX-e, an exploration of the French pioneer of science fiction, also at the B1/B2 level. Francine offers Perfectionnement, a course that hones speaking, listening, grammar, and pronunciation skills. This class is offered in two 5-week sessions that can be taken separately or combined for a full ten weeks. L'humour Français with Emmanuel explores what makes...
The next monthly conversation group at the Alliance is on Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. with Natacha from Le Mans. The group is for AF members.
Not a member yet? Sign up on the registration form or take out a membership at the meeting. Seats are limited, so register to reserve your place.
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For those who want to work on your French language skills, Alliance Française educator and museum docent Elene Zedginidze leads a lively conversational tour of the Paris 1900 exhibition en français. This event is part of the Portland Art Museum Partner Programs with the Alliance Française.
This event is SOLD OUT. Check back on our website for upcoming additional tours.
In conjunction with the Paris 1900 exhibit at PAM, this seminar will explore the city of Paris through the lens of history, literature, visual arts and culture. This is a 5-week seminar: 4 will take place at the Kamm House; one will be held at PAM in the exhibition galleries.
Each session will be led by a different, specialized instructor.
Kala will perform French art songs by Georges Bizet, Reynaldo Hahn, Hector Berlioz, and Charles Gounod, accompanied by pianist Chad Halligan. Highlights include Je veux vivre from Gounod's Roméo et Juliet and Le spectre de la Rose from Berlioz' song cycle Les Nuits d'été.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Soprano Kala Mulcahy currently studies voice with Dr. Marshall Tuttle and regularly performs with the UCC Bethel Choir. She studied music and Italian at Queens College in New York City and Siena, Italy. She has performed with local groups like Divergent Opera, the Liedertafel-Harmonie German Singing Society, and is thrilled to perform la Marseillaise at the Alliance's celebration of Bastille Day on July 13 in Jamison Square.
Admission is $5 for Alliance members and $8 for non-members. Reserve your seat today. Cash wine bar will be available.