Important Announcement

All our group and private classes are running and are taught online until Fall Term. If you have any questions please contact

Bastille Day Festival CANCELLED for 2020

The Bastille Day Festival scheduled for July 11, 2020, has been cancelled, due to the unstable public health outlook. We will miss you but we will be back in 2021! Take a look Bastille Day 2019 by clicking here, then save the date for next year's festival! Venez nombreux!

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14th Annual Waiters Race: The popular Portland Waiters Race starts at 2:00 pm. Racers will be competing for $2000 in prizes (mostly cash)! Cheer them on as they circle the square three times while balancing glasses of water on a tray — it’s not easy! The winner will combine the best time with the fewest spills. Interested waiters can register online  or contact the Race Manager for more info.

L’Avenue de la cuisine: French-themed menu options will be plentiful from popular Portland spots such as St. Honoré Boulangerie, C'est Si Bon Crêperie, and Olympia Provisions. The popular wine & beer garden in Jamison Square will feature specialty cocktails from diamond sponsor, Hardy Cognac. Plus you’ll enjoy refreshing beers and wines.

zephyr2018Le Marché: Enjoy the wares of local arts & crafts vendors (including many importers of French products) and find a bargain at the stunningly huge French book sale hosted by the Alliance Française.

Live Music: The festival features French-themed music on the main stage throughout the day.

kid2018Pour les enfants: Look for a wide range of children’s activities with special activities led by Portland Art Museum docents, face-painting, and more.

Pour tous: Enjoy the fencing demonstrations, then try it yourself with the masters from Northwest Fencing Center. Wander through the Concours de Deux-Chevaux on NW Johnson and marvel at the collection of vintage Citroëns.

Jamison Square is located at 810 NW 11th Avenue at NW Johnson in the Pearl. The festival occupies the entire Square, known for its shady lawns and spacious fountain. Jamison Square can be reached by the Portland Streetcar A Loop and NS Lines, with stops at NW Johnson and NW 10th/NW 11th.

Please contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

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

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
or by appointment

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