Quoi de neuf · Communiqué

Another Chance at Venting! 
Last Friday a sold-out crowd at the Alliance enjoyed a unique workshop that explained the nuances of current-day interjections and exclamations en français. Presenters explored reactions to outbursts by well-known figures such as Nicolas Sarkozy, explaining why certain terms are taboo while others are acceptable. If you missed the February workshop, attend the repeat session on Friday, May 2nd, 6:15pm. Sign up for the first hour (in English) or the second hour (in French) or both. $7 per session or both for $14 (members). $10 per session or $20 for both (non-members). Click here to reserve. 
Tickets Now Available: SOIREE ST TROPEZ

Tickets are now available for the Alliance's annual soirée and fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Included in the all-inclusive $75 ticket price are a French-themed silent auction, a live auction, entertainment, wine service, and a seated dinner with a fabulous menu orchestrated by the James Beard award-winning chef, Philippe Boulot. Don't miss this event which is the highlight of the Alliance's calendar for 2014. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit education mission serving close to 2000 students per year. Click here to reserve. 

Apértif dînatoire on Indigo's Roof
Vous êtes français(e) et vous vous êtes installé à Portland récemment ou depuis longtemps? Venez partager votre expérience, votre aventure - venez en discuter autour d'un verre et rencontrer d'autres compatriotes qui comme vous ont tenté l'aventure américaine. Le 19 mars à 18h. Faut réserver, mais c'est gratuit. UNIQUEMENT pour les expatriés français et leurs partenaires (parlant français). Boissons et amuse-gueules offerts par l'Alliance. Généreusement organisé par des membres de l'Alliance, un Français et sa fiancée américaine. Cliquez ici pour réserver. (Note: This particular event is for French expatriates and their partners.) 
Events and Other Announcements
  Cara Black and Murder in Pigalle: Meet international best-selling author Cara Black on Wednesday, March 5, when she stops in Portland as part of her U.S. tour! Click here for details - free! 
   French Music in Hillsboro: On Friday, March 21, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of French Music at the Century High School Auditorium, 2000 SE Century Blvd., Hillsboro. Click here for details.
  French Conductor in Portland:  Ludovic Morlot of the Seattle Symphony will conduct the Oregon Symphony on March 30 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. 20% off for Alliance infolettre readers; click here for details.
  Le MoLe Monde 2012nde Is Hiring:  Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School, Portland's first and only French immersion public school serving grades K-3, is now hiring teachers and assistants. Qualified native or near-native French-speaking applicants should see Le Monde's employment page at www.lemondeimmersion.org for job descriptions and applications. 
Welcome New Member
Welcome to new Alliance organization member, Maison Eclectique, which has just opened on SE Division Street. The store, owned by Frenchwoman Véronique Landier of  Paris and her husband Philippe Landier of Tonneins, offers Portlanders a fun place to shop as it represents a mixture of the owner's lifelong love of collecting, along with new items. The store carries "Clutter and Clothes," including vintage and new clothing, some made in USA and also items from France made especially for this market. Reasonable pricing and fascinating finds - use your Alliance membership card to get 10% off. Bienvenue! 
Dates to Remember
Mar. 5: Cara Black on Murder in Pigalle
Mar. 20: Open House (Portes Ouvertes)
Mar. 30: Ludovic at the Oregon Symphony
Mar. 31: Start of the Spring Term
Quick Web Links


Now enrolling for Spring Term that starts March 31. 

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., Mar. 5 & 19 at 6:00 p.m.

SE Portland

At Chez Machin, Mon., Mar. 10 at 7:00p.m. and at Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.


At Gustav's in Vancouver, Tues., March 4 & Apr. 8 at 5:30 p.m.



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TV5MONDE: What's On for March           
Available as premium channel 695 on Comcast, TV5MONDE programming is a great way to keep up your French. Here are the March programming highlights.


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