Bruges Waffles & Frites is seeking to expand its authentic brand into Oregon, and we are impressed by the activity and prevalence of Franco/Belgian culture groups throughout the state. We look forward to being involved in the community, and welcome these culture groups to use our restaurant as a meeting place once we open our doors! Some of the culture groups the state has to offer include:
Alliance Française de Portland
For nearly 100 years the Alliance has been promoting French culture, and enhancing the language skills of those wanting to learn. The Portland chapter language groups are welcome to any skill level and are hosted by Alliance Board members. The Alliance also offers French language classes for a variety of skill levels, cultural events, and other resources for both natives of France and friends of France. For more information on classes and events, visit: http://www.afportland.org/
Parlons Français Ensemble
Looking for a little French in your life? The goal of this group is to have fun and learn together. Whether you are a beginner, a native speaker, or just interested in French culture and cuisine, this group meets regularly to speak, eat, play games, and enhance the skill level of others in the group. For more information on activities with this group, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Parlons-francais-ensemble/
Cercle Français de Portland
The French Circle meets once a month for presentations in French, picnics, and other cultural activities. For information on upcoming events, visit their site: http://www.afportland.org/resources/cercle-francais/
Whether you are a European native, or just interested in learning more about the culture, and language, participating with these groups will assist you in furthering your communication skills, reminisce about your homeland, or help you plan activities for an upcoming European adventure. Bruges can hardly wait to open our doors in Oregon and be a part of the cultural exchange!