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Beaujolais Nouveau at the Heathman 
Portland's 12th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Fête will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Heathman in downtown Portlandnull. Presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance Française of Portland with partners, the Heathman Hotel and the Heathman Restaurant & Bar, the event is the largest on the West Coast, drawing 450-500 each year. Guests will enjoy Beaujolais nouveau wine, premium Oregon and Washington wines, cognac, absinthe, European-style cider, in addition to facility-wide gourmet buffets that will include Sylvie grass-fed beef, roasted pig, lamb, Hama Hama oysters, charcuterie, premium ham, imported French cheese, assorted fresh breads and tantalizing desserts. This event sells out early each year, click here for event details and here to reserve.
Students Share Feedback, Highlights 
Each term the Alliance surveys its students to gather feedback. Click here to see some of the highlights of their comments, from the just-completed summer session during which a total of 310 students participated in group classes, summer camps, annulld private tutoring. Enrollment is brisk as well for the fall term which begins the week of September 16. Considering a class but worried about absences? Remember that complimentary make-up options are available for most classes - this is a very popular feature that helps students stay on track even when work or other conflicts get in the way of attending class. Optionally, consider private lessons - at any given time the Alliance has up to 100 students in private lessons, either one-on-one or custom small-group lessons for persons with a shared level and interests. Email info@afportland.org or call 503.223.8388.
Events & Workshops - Many Choices! 
This fall brings many choices of French-connecteBouchrad events and workshops in Portland, summarized below and in more detail on the Events page online.
  TBA features Moroccan and Algerian choreographers, Sept. 12-22. Click here for info on the dance performances or the free conferences.
   Alliance Française Night at Scott Paul PDX will be on September 20 in NW Portland; click here for info.
   French Toast Public Speaking - This workshop on October 4th, open to the public, offers a chance to practice your French and at the same time, work on your public speaking skills! Click here for info.
   CompaHardy Glassgnie Maguy Marin - This French dance company comes to Portland for their U.S. premiere on October 10 at Newmark Theater. Click here for info including a discount code for tickets.
   Hardy Cognac Event on October 10 at the MAC - Come explore some of France's premium, rare cognacs with the brand ambassador from France - just 10 tickets are left for this exclusive event! Click here nullfor details.

  Bilingualism for Children: Benefits & Expectations - Explore the considerations and benefits of raising children to be bilingual. Click here for details on this October 18 event.

  Anne Willan, James Beard award winning cookbook author and founder of La Varenne Cooking School, will speak at the Cedar Hill's Powell's. Free to the public; click here.
Dates to Remember
Sept. 16: Fall Term Starts - Call 503.223.8388 for Openings
Oct. 4: French Toast Workshop - Spaces Available
Oct. 10: Hardy Cognac Event at the MAC - Just 10 Seats Left
Quick Web Links

 Now enrolling for the Fall Term which begins the week of Sept. 16.

 Visit www.afportland.org 

or call 503.223.8388. 




Hosted by Alliance staff or board members. Drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged but not required.

NW Portland

St Honoré on NW Thurman on Wed., Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m.

SE Portland

At Chez Machin, Mon., Oct. 14 at 7:00p.m. at Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.


Lapellah Restaurant in Vancouver, Tues., Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m.






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Member Announcements, Open House Photos, Help Needed, and More  

   Largest Open House Ever: The Alliance's fall open house on September 5 attracted more visitors and nnullew students than ever before. Guests enjoyed a raffle for $150 in prizes as well as gourmet chocolates from A Yen for Chocolates. Click here for the online photo gallery of the event.

  Seeking Professional Photographer: The Alliance has a couple projects that call for a talented photographer; possible trade of substantial class credits for photography work. Email info@afportland.org or call 503.223.8388 to discuss.   

   Portland in Saveurs Magazine: The September issue of the Paris-based magazine, Saveurs, has 10 pages of articles on the Portland food scene, and includes mentions of Alliance supporters and partners, Powell's Books and Bridgeport nullBrewpub, among others.

  Haute Couture Hairstyle Show: On October 3rd at 7pm, Alliance member French Cut Hair will host a fashion show on hairstyles. The salon has been named one of the top 100 salons in the U.S., and offers 10% off to Alliance members. For more info on the style show, click here. Note that Alliance members also qualify for 10% discount tickets for the hairstyle show.

 SeekingParisMetroEiffel Paris Apartment: Alliance members Joe and Nicole Rivlin are seeking suggestions for an apartment rental in Paris for 4-8 weeks in the spring. The ideal would be a one bedroom with kitchen, eating/dining area located on a quiet street. A/C would be nice but not a requirement. They are open to quartiers but prefer Montparnasse. Email rivlinj@hevanet.com.

  French-speaking Volunteer: The organization Impact NW is seeking a French-speaking volunteer who'd do weekly visits to an 80 year old French woman who lives in an assisted living facility in Tigard. For further information, contact Jane Linn, 503-357-7520, email jlinn@impactnw.org.

   Sorbonne Student Seeks French Teachers (FLE) to respond to a survey: PauliCheckYesna est étudiante à la Sorbonne Paris 5-Descartes et elle termine son cursus Master 2 Didactique du Français Langue Étrangère. Dans le cadre de la rédaction de son mémoire, elle cherche des professeurs de FLE qui pourraient répondre à une enquête en ligne sur les TICE (Technologie de l'Information et de la Communication) (2 minutes seulement sont suffisantes pour y participer). Cliquez ici pour le lien de l'enquête.

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