• Danse & Culture Seminar

    Danse & Culture Seminar

    Find out more about this Cultural Seminar, starting in the Kamm House and ending in Newmark Theater, for CNDC-Angers' performance of two masterworks by the legendary Merce Cunningham: “Biped” and “Beach Birds”, brought to Portland by White Bird.

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  • French Night at Blazers vs. Hornets January 13

    French Night at Blazers vs. Hornets January 13

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  • Exploring France by Boat: A personal guide to traveling by canal, November 15 from 6:30-8 pm.

    Exploring France by Boat: A personal guide to traveling by canal, November 15 from 6:30-8 pm.

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  • Beaujolais Nouveau, Friday, November 22, from 6-10pm, Headwaters at the Heathman in Portland

    Beaujolais Nouveau, Friday, November 22, from 6-10pm, Headwaters at the Heathman in Portland

    Tickets now available for the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival and the Air France Raffle.

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  • See What's in Store for Winter at the Open House December 5

    See What's in Store for Winter at the Open House December 5

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  • Come Practice Your French with Natacha November 16

    Come Practice Your French with Natacha November 16

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  • Beginning French Preview Class

    Beginning French Preview Class

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Bienvenue to the Alliance Française de Portland, the French language center and cultural community for everyone.
Where Portland gathers to speak – and learn – French.

Coming Up

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Oct 22 - Nov 23
  Following a celebrated seminar in partnership with PAM, we will next honor dance in partnership with White Bird as they present France's National Center for Contemporary Dance/Angers, under the direction...
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Nov 22
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The 18th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 6pm at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. Culinary partner, Headwaters at the Heathman, under the leadership of...
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Interested in French, but want to get an idea of what it’s like first? Come to our first ever Free French Class event on Thursday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m....
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Dec 05
6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Save Thursday, December 5, 6:15-8:30 p.m. for our Winter Open House and Holiday Bazaar! Join your classmates – present and future – along with your teachers and our staff and...
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What goes together like café et croissants? Portland et le basket. The Charlotte Hornets and former Blazer, French National team member, Nic Batum return to the Moda Center on January 13....

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Jacob Kamm House Portland Oregon

The Historic Kamm House in Goose Hollow

The Alliance Française is located in the historic Kamm House in downtown Portland. The Kamm House was built in 1871 by steamboat captain and financier Jacob Kamm and is said to be the only remaining French Second Empire style house in Portland. The Alliance occupies offices and classrooms on the ground floor, the second floor, and the lower level. We're a half-block up SW 20th Avenue from the Goose Hollow Max station on SW Jefferson, just a few blocks south of Providence Park.

There is limited parking in front of the Kamm House. However, there is ample free parking available nearby in Parking Lot A at 1450 Southwest 18th Avenue for Alliance students and visitors. Look for the Alliance sign and please get a parking permit from the office. Parking is also available (AFTER 6:00pm ONLY!) in the Willamette Dental parking lot at 1933 SW Jefferson St.

Bikes are welcome at the Alliance, and you'll find a bike rack to the rear of the building.

Contact Us:

Email:  info@afportland.org Two administrators review all email and respond quickly to your inquiries.

Phone: 503.223.8388

Physical Address:

1425 SW 20th Avenue, Suite #102
Portland, OR 97201

 

Getting Here on Trimet

The Alliance Française is just steps away from the Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson St Max Station. The 58 Canyon Road bus stops at SW 20th and Jefferson.

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Driving to the Alliance

Coming into town on Hwy 26, arriving from the West:

  • Take Exit 73 to Jefferson Street, Providence Park.
  • Merge onto SW Jefferson Street (the BMW dealer will be on your left).
  • At the first red light, turn right onto SW 20th Ave (just before the Goose Hollow Max station and just before the Jefferson roundabout.)
  • Destination will be the large Victorian building on the right.

Coming into town on I-5, from the South:

  • Go north on I-5.
  • Keep left to take 1-405N via Exit 299-B toward US26W/City Center/Beaverton.
  • Take exit 2A toward Salmon St./Providence Park.
  • Turn slight right onto SW 14th Ave.
  • Take the first right onto SW Salmon St.
  • Take the 1st right onto SW 13th Ave.
  • Turn right onto SW Jefferson Street and pass through the roundabout.
  • Turn left onto SW 20th Ave (at the light at the Goose Hollow Max station.)
  • Destination will be the large Victorian building on the right.

Coming into town on I-5, from the North:

  • Head south on I-405.
  • Take exit 2A for Couch St toward Burnside St.
  • Merge onto NW 15th Ave. Stay on 15th Avenue as it crosses Burnside, until the road ends at SW Salmon.
  • At SW Salmon, turn right.
  • At the light at SW 18th Avenue, turn left.
  • At the traffic circle (roundabout at SW Jefferson), take the 1st exit onto SW Jefferson St.
  • Turn left onto SW 20th Ave.
  • Destination will be the large Victorian building on the right.

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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

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

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