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 is event is sold out. Please submit waitlist names to email@example.com. The 17th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 6pm at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland.
Culinary partner, Headwaters at the Heathman, under the leadership of Executive Chef Tim Eckard and James Beard award-winning chef Vitaly Paley, will provide the gourmet buffet throughout the Heathman Hotel's mezzanine and ground level Tea Court. Headwaters is one of a handful of Oregon restaurants that has earned Leadership designation in the James Beard Foundation’s Smart Catch program, which promotes sustainability of the worldwide seafood supply chain.
The event, one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast, will feature tastings hosted by prestigious French-connected vintners and importers, including Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2018, WillaKenzie Estate, Pacific Rim, Ruby Vineyard, Anne Amie, Terroirs Originels, M. Chapoutier, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, and Furioso Vineyard. Guests will sample spirits including Hardy Cognac and Balinoff Vodka (in a signature cocktail, the Perrier Greyhound).
Look for many premiere French and American brands in seafood, meats, breads, cheeses, desserts and more. Guests will also enjoy fabulous desserts...
Dreaming of Paris? Raffle tickets are now available for two roundtrip Air France tickets in Economy Class for travel between Seattle-SEA and Paris-CDG (Charles de Gaulle airport)!
Raffle tickets are just $20 and only 300 tickets will be sold. For details and to order online, click here.
The lucky winner's name will be drawn at 9 p.m. at the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival at the Heathman Hotel, November 16, 2018.
Thanks to Air France and the Alliance's event partner, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the nonprofit missions of the Alliance Française of Portland and the FACC PNW.
Frenchman singer Eric Vincent has a special passion for taking his music to every corner of the globe. He has performed in more than 140 countries!
Although his background is in classical music, Eric's music encompasses many styles. His songs contain elements of jazz, folk, rock and rhythms reflecting his travels in Africa and the Caribbean. His music has a timeless quality which identifies him as a singer in the best tradition of the chanson française.
His concerts delight audiences of all ages and appealing to a range from native French speakers to students of French to those who speak no French at all. He is often invited to return to universities and high schools where his songs capture the attention of students for their universal themes and for the appealing music.
Over his long career, Eric's music has been known for its tenderness, humor, and passion. He has shared the stage with many luminaries, from James Taylor to Georges Moustaki to Cheri Samba.
Eric will perform at the Alliance Française on Sunday, November 25, from 4-5:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members.
Reserve your tickets here or call the Alliance at 503.223.8388. Cash wine bar will be...
Join us at our Portes Ouvertes and Holiday Mart on December 6 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Meet the teachers and choose your Winter Term class as you enjoy a glass of wine and holiday cheer with staff and friends.
Winter Term runs January 7 - March 16, 2019, and classes are available for all levels, from true beginners to advanced. Start the new year with studying the language you've always wanted to learn. With our immersion method, you'll learn to hear, speak, read, and write in French from day one.
New offerings Winter Term include Literature & Culture of the 20th Century (B2/C1) with Khadija, Regions of France (B1/B2) with Marie-Pierre, a 5-week course in Music (B1/B2) with the Portland's French Troubador, Eric John Kaiser. Especially for gourmets and gourmands, we're again offering Cuisine (B1) with Francine, an engrossing study of French gastronomy.
Visit our Holiday Mart with chocolates from Yen for Chocolate and unique tree ornaments direct from the Savoy region in France, hand-carried to Portland by Alliance prof Francine Chough.
Remember, December 6 is the last day for the 10% Earlybird Discount for Winter Term!