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World Cup: France vs Germany
The quarterfinals match between "Les Bleus" of France and Germany's team will happen on Friday, July 4th, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. Internet stats show that France and Germany (including the former West Germany) have met 25 times since 1931, with Les Bleus winning on 11 occasions compared with Germany's nine wins. But in the World Cup, France has bested Germany only once (in 1958). If you would like to join others to watch the competition, remember that all three St. Honoré locations will be showing the World Cup matches on big-screen TVs. Depending on the location, drink specials will include $1 off draft beer, cider and/or house wines as well.      
7th Annual Concours de Tartes aux Fruits  
Portland's 7th Annual Concours de Tartes aux Fruits, a competition of the region's top pastry chefs, will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Multnomah Athletic Club. Over 20 chefs will compete and judges will include members of Portland's food press and James Beard award winners. Guests will enjoy a sampling of the tarts, sparkling wines, Lillet aperitif wines, as well as imported French cheese and charcuterie. All-inclusive tickets for the general public are $30; discounted tickets for Alliance and MAC members are $25. Click here to reserve online (MAC members can reserve directly with the club). Click here for further details. 
Bastille Day Press, Volunteers & Ad Space 
New BD 2013
The Bastille Day festival set for July 12 in Director Park in downtown Portland (near Nordstrom) was featured this week on Oregonlive and other news sources. Look for radio spots on OPB and digital spots on the Oregonian's site as well. A few more volunteers are needed; setup starts at 8am, volunteers are needed throughout the day (through 7pm). If you can work a four-hour shift or more, email info@afportland.org with "Bastille Volunteer" in the subject line. In the email, list the hours you are available and any preferences for tasks. Finally, there are a few last-minute spots available for ad placements in the Bastille program which is distributed onsite and via this bulletin to 6,100 readers. Click here for ad rates (starting at $50) and act by July 7.
Member Announcements  
  Host families Needed for Teens in August: Alliance member Andeo International is seeking host families for French-speaking students who'll may attend weekday English classes in downtown Portland or who might have unstructured schedules. Students bandeo kids 1ring their own spending money and are covered by insurance. For more information please contact Paulene Hedgpeth at ANDEO International Homestays at 503-274-1776 or paulene@andeo.org or sign-up online at www.andeo.org.
  Frencchildcareh Speaking Sitter Sought:
e members in SW Portland (zip code 97219) are seeking a native French speaker (or equivalent) for occasional babysitting evenings and weekends this summer. Their son is 7 and attends a French immersion school. Call Leslie at 503.452.2431 for further details.     
Holiday Closure, Links of the Week & Quiz

In observance of July 4th please note that the Alliance (new office photo shown here) will be closed on Friday (though some students may still opt to meet with their teachers for private lessons). Saturday (July 5) classes will be held in most cases, though not all. If unsure, email the office or your teacher.  

  And now, for links of the week: The New York Times this past  Sunday discussed how the Bastille neighborhood has rediscovered its "cool" - click here for the short article accompanied by good photos. In other Paris news, the city bicycle rental system has added 300 bicycles (in four different sizes) for the exclusive use of children, in a new program called P'tit Vélib. Click here for the article in the Guardian (UK) which has interesting stats. And heading south to Aix-en-Provence, the Wall Street Journal recently published a quick bullet list of 10 things not to miss, when visiting that city - click here.  

  Quiz for fun: In which Portland store can you find this product (rather striking packaging with a strong message is shown here) on the shelf? The first person to respond (send an email to info@afportland.org) with the name of the store will receive a complimentary Alliance membership ($36 value). 

Dates to Remember
July 11: Rose City Open PETANQUE Tournament
July 12: Bastille Day in Director Park
July 20: Tuileries French-Language Tour at Portland Art Museum (Sold Out)
July 28: French Immersion Week
Aug. 7: Concours de Tartes aux Fruits (Tickets Now Available)
Quick Web Links

Enrolling for Summer Term, Summer Camps and Immersion Programs.




Some are hosted by Alliance staff, board members or other volunteers. Drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged but not required.

NW or Central PDX 

St Honoré on NW Thurman on

Wed., 6pm, July 16  

C'est Si Bon on NE 7th on Tuesdays @ 6pm 

SE Portland

At St Honoré on SE Division, Monday, July 7, at 6pm.

At Chez Machin, Mon., July 14, at 7p.m.

At Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.


At Gustav's in Vancouver, Tues., Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m.



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TV5MONDE Updates        
See below for a recap of the July highlights of TV5MONDE cinema on demand. Francophiles and Francophones are taking even more advantage of their TV5MONDE subscriptions, through the convenient new OnDemand movie choices. Subscriptions are $9.95/month for this premium channel. 


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