|Business Networking, Macarons, Music,
and Dining Deals
Business Networking Event: The French American Chamber of Commerce's business networking event held in the Pearl last week drew the Consuls of both Washington and Oregon (Jack Cowan and Françoise Aylmer), Patrick Meunier of the French Trade Council (Meunier is a Conseiller du commerce extérieur de la France) and area honorees including Philippe Boulot, Dominique Geulin, Bernie Lacroute, and Claudine Fisher. The gathering of nearly 50 included a variety of business sectors (click here for the full list of sectors represented). Click here for a photo gallery of the lively group and stay tuned to this newsletter for updates on future networking events and sector committees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions re: FACC PNW activities.
Are you macaron-challenged? Do you have trouble distinguishing a macaron from a macaroon? The difference is huge! Click here for mouth-watering pictures to help you understand the difference and click here for Alliance member Terry Beard's coverage of a local Portland event on March 20 to celebrate Macaron Day (le Jour du Macaron). Buy macarons at our favorite partners (Pix Pâtisserie, St Honoré, Nuvrei) and get a free macaron for donating to Meals on Wheels.
Conversation Group News: The French conversation group previously held at C'est Si Bon has been discontinued.
Free Concert: Parfait Bassale, Senegalese/Benin musician, artist and activist (photo at left), will present a program of music, Bridging Differences, in English and French, on March 5, 2015, at Clark College Main Campus, 7:15p.m. at Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161). Free admission. All are welcome. Click here for complete details including info on the genesis of the author's musical journey in West Africa.
Hot Dining Deals: Portland Dining Month is coming in March (running the 1st through the 31st) and offers $29 prix-fixe dining deals at over a hundred restaurants, including many Alliance partners, such as the Heathman, Brasserie Montmartre, Cocotte, Thirst, Higgins and others. Click here for the Oregonian's coverage.
Francophiles in the Pearl: The answer to the quiz in the last bulletin was Silkwood and French Cut Hair. (Many of you guessed the second, but not the first!) Those were the two businesses whose photos featured French expressions and French window displays.
Fun Reading to Exercise your French: Click to read French Morning's explanation, in French, of Why the Green Card is Green, Pourquoi la carte verte est verte?
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