French conversation groups

French conversation groups which attracts 10-15 participants

Alliance Française de Portland – Groupes de Conversation at St. Honoré, Chez Machin, Gustav’s, and Lucky Lab.

These Alliance Française conversation groups are located by Alliance board people or volunteers. Participation is free of charge. No pre-registration is needed. Drop-ins welcome. Attendance varies from 5 to 25 people. Levels can differ by group.

  • First and third Wednesdays of every month, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at St. Honoré Boulangerie at 2335 NW Thurman Street in NW Portland.  All levels welcome.
  • First Saturday of every month, 11:00 a.m.-noon., at Palio’s Dessert & Espresso House, 1996 SE Ladd Avenue. Located by AF Volunteers. Advanced/Fluent level.
  • Second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., at Gustav’s (1705 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver, Washington). Located by Sheryl Meservey. All levels welcome.
  • Second Monday of every month, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Chez Machin, 3553 SE Hawthorne Boulevard. Located by Jennifer Coyne. All levels welcome.
  • Weekly, 4:00-5:30 p.m., at Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne. All levels welcome.

Contact: or call 503.223.8388

See this list for groups in Or and Southwest Washington, organized by location.


Alliance Group at St. Honoré Boulangerie at 2335 NW Thurman Street, first and third Wednesdays of every month, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. All levels welcome.

French conversation groups Meets Saturdays from 10

Groupe francophone: Meets Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Mezz Espresso Bar, situated in Whole-foods within the Gem District, at a corner of NW twelfth and Burnside. Contact Frank Cardinaux to learn more. This group is commonly for advanced/fluent levels.


Fluent/Advanced French Conversation Group: Meets the very first Saturday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The audience will come across November 7 at Palio’s Dessert & Espresso House, 1996 SE Ladd Avenue, Portland 97214. Located by AF Volunteers. Native, fluent and advanced loudspeakers welcome.

Alliance group at Chez Machin: Crêpes et Conversation: Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Chez Machin, 3553 SE Hawthorne Boulevard. Located by Alliance board member Jennifer Coyne. Contact Jennifer to learn more. All levels welcome.

Alliance Group, l’ensemble des Copains du Dimanche: Meets weekly, 4:00-5:30 p.m., in the Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne. Hosted by Alliance board member Jennifer Coyne. Contact Jennifer to learn more. All levels welcome.


Samedi au Village: Grand Central Loaves of bread – Multnomah Village, 3425 SW Multnomah Boulevard, Portland, OR 97219. Meets on Saturdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Contact Stephane Cohen to learn more. All levels welcome.


North Portland Language Exchange: Each Tuesday, 7:00 to eight:00 p.m., 512 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97217. 503.988.5394. Visit and check “French” under Occasions. All levels welcome.


Alliance group in Vancouver at Gustav’s: Second Tuesday from the month at 5:30 p.m, at 1705 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver, Washington. Note: Merci to Alliance member Sheryl Meservey for leading the audience, which attracts 10-15 participants.


The Corvallis group, in the 50th year by 2014, averages 25-30 people because of its weekly conferences (Tuesday mornings 10-12). For more info contact Jody Altendorf. All levels welcome.

French conversation groups at         Lucky Lab

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