French American International School Holiday Market

French American International School presents

Holiday Market

December 3 (for our school community)

And December 4 (open to the public)

A fundraising event and community celebration!


Make plans to stop and smell the croissants (and crêpes!) at the French American International School’s Holiday Market, Friday, December 3rd from 3-6pm (for school families) and Saturday, December 4th from 9am - 4 pm (Open to the Public!!).


Check off each name on your shopping list while supporting local vendors and enjoying a festive environment with a distinctly European village flair!  This annual market is one of the most anticipated holiday markets in the region, known for the breadth and quality of vendors and for the spirited atmosphere.


The Market takes place at the French American International School:  8500 NW Johnson Street (near NW Cornell and Miller), Portland Oregon 97229. Parking available.  Free admission.


Support unique and local vendors of handmade hats and handbags, soy candles, bamboo clothing, French linens, gourmet cheeses, fresh roasted nut, soaps, brightly colored children’s ponchos, jewelry, ceramics and crafts.  Sit and sip with friends or neighbors in the Parisian Café (sponsored by the Alliance Française de Portland).  Taste a selection of wines from Oregon and France that are perfect for serving and giving this season.  Sink your teeth into a grilled-on-the spot sausage from Fetzer’s or tuck into a luscious pastry, quiche, tart or baguette sandwich while enjoying a children’s choral performance, dance troupe, hammered dulcimer solo, and more. 


The Holiday Market is a special project of the FAIS Parent Liaison Committee.  In the past, proceeds have been used for the purchase of major equipment such as a sound system, for the maintenance and signage of the school’s nature trail, for sporting equipment, and to fund professional development for staff members.



FAIS:  A Thriving Multicultural Academic Center

The French American International School (FAIS) offers French-based classes at the preschool through elementary levels and a middle school program where students choose to study in French, German, Spanish, Chinese or English.  There are 472 students enrolled in preschool (petite section) through the eighth grade.


FAIS is one of the larger private schools in the Portland metropolitan area and one of thirty-two French schools in the United States and 400 French schools worldwide accredited by the French Ministry of Education.


The FAIS community is made up of people from many different countries around the world. The 2010 school database reveals that our faculty, staff, parents, and students are from thirty-seven different countries.


For event information call 503.292.7776 or visit


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