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 summer, choose from two five-week long modules, Summer 1: June 14 - July 17, or Summer 2: July 19 - August 21. Sign up for both parts, or choose just one. All classes are taught on Zoom.
Enjoy limited time discounts. Both discounts are valid until May 23.Early Bird 10% off the class tuition, use code earlybird at checkout Senior 15% off the class tuition, use code senior at checkout
A core language curriculum is the fundamental key to learning success. Alliance Française offers Édito, Méthode de français as its cornerstone to mastering French. Whether a true beginner or advanced, there is an Édito class for every level of student. Please sign up for both parts to complete the level. We invite those joining in part 2 without completing part 1 to contact the office to verify the level and class availability.
SPECIALTY AND CULTURAL CLASSES
Specialty and cultural classes are perfect to work on comprehension and communication skills. A certain level of French is required for each class. Please read carefully the pre-requisites for the class that interests you. If you're not sure about your level, take the...
The Alliance is pleased to introduce the francophile commuity to the COLCOA Virtual Cinema, streaming French films in the US. This is a non-subscription service with a starting rental price of $2.99 per film.
The COLCOA Virtual Cinema is presented by the Franco American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the DGS, MPAA, SACEM and WGA West, with the support of the Federation of Alliances Francaise USA. The yearly COLCOA festival brings French cinema to the Directors Guild of America.
Click here to go to the COLCOA website and check out their currently available films. Opening this week is a mix of films from 2011 to 2018, including a documentary on Alain Ducasse, Back to Burgundy, In the House, the Women on the 6th Floor, and more. Search the site by most popular, women directors, classics, documentaries, or programmer's picks, among others.
All films are in French with English subtitles.
There have been endless accounts of white Americans in Paris, from Thomas Jefferson through Ernest Hemingway. This class will focus on the many African Americans, and particularly African-American women, who have made Paris their home. Tracy Sharpley-Whiting will describe the artists, singers, dancers, novelists, nightclub owners and others who came to the French capital after WWI. She’ll talk about their lives in Paris, the complicated cultural lines they walked, and the community they forged with members of the African diaspora there. She’ll also discuss what Paris has meant to subsequent generations of African Americans, up to the present day.
Professor Sharpley-Whiting is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, and Director of the Callie House Center. She is the author, editor or co-editor of fifteen books, and is currently researching Men I’d Like to Have Known, a biographical study of four African diasporic figures across French historical movements. Interviewer Pamela Druckerman is the author of five books including Paris By Phone, a rhyming picture book for kids.
This program, produced in partnership with Pandemonium U, is sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA and the Cultural Services Department of the Embassy of France. Alliance Française and AATF members can register below to receive reminder messages and the Zoom link.