More Shopping Savings:
In the last bulletin we told you about a couple shop
ping options for French-themed gifts in Portland, and here is another one. Gé
rard Philippon, a former president of the Alliance, is partnering with several other businesses to hold a PDX Pop-Up in the space previously occupied by Cargo, at 380 NW 13th Avenue in the Pearl. Featuring mostly European imports, you'll find that a section of French-themed gifts, including woven market baskets, French country diaries, Provence linens, and even pé
tanque sets. At checkout, simply mention that you are from the Alliance, and you'll rec
eive 10% off all purchases in the Pop-Up.
Jet Black Pearl: A newcomer to the Portland entertainment scene, Jet Black Pearl, will play at Vie de Bohème on Sunday, December 28 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Called the "World Wild Woman of the Accordion," the trilingual performer from Amsterdam has performed on more than a thousand stages in Europe and the US.
She will be singing, rapping and beat boxing about slugs in love, criminal gurus and hallucinating butterflies; this cabaret gypsy party will feature 50% of the songs in French, including classics and originals. Visit the venue
's site for other details and get tickets at the door for $5 (discounted to $4 for Alliance members). Nanny/Babysitter Sought
: Lake Oswego Mom to 16-month-old girl and son who is a first-grader at one of the area French Immersion schools, seeks a kind, energetic, bright and upbeat part-time nanny/babysitter. French language fluency/ability to read and play with the kids in French is a big plus. Work would ideally include 3 mornings or afternoons a week with just the baby, plus one weekend day and one evening a week with both kids. Pay is $18/hr. Click here for all details and the contact info.
Job Postings: The Alliance is accepting applications for teachers (days, evenings and Saturdays) and for administrative support staff. Click here for details
. Start date: January 2015. FAIS Holiday Market:
The holiday market (shown here at the bottom right) drew an estimated 1,100 attendees. The winner of the raffle at the Alliance bo
oth was Cyreena Boston Ashby, who will enjoy a free class (value $295). Merci to all who stopped by to say, 'Bonjour'! Seeking a Holiday Gift?
Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for the Francophile in your life? Consider buying them an Alliance gift certificate for a class or membership. Simply contact our office with a credit card over the phone and we'll e-mail you the gift certificate in pdf format. Print it on nice paper on your end, and you're good to go!