August 18, 2016
Portland VegFest 2016 is almost here!
Did you know that we need more than 400 volunteers to make Portland VegFest happen? We are still looking for dedicated volunteers to help make the Portland VegFest awesome, and that's where you come in. Click here to volunteer for 2016 VegFest, and invite your friends to sign up to volunteer with you!
Volunteers under 18 will need to bring a signed parental consent form.[...]
To visit the VegFest website, click here.
October 27 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Cancer and the Cancer Fighting Diet: Eating our way to the cure.
A number of lifestyle factors affect cancer risk and survival in individuals diagnosed with cancer. Key among these is nutrition. This talk will discuss nutrition and diet related factors that influence cancer to include, obesity, energy balance, and intake of both macronutrients such as protein, and micronutrients such as anti cancer compounds found in plants. General nutritional guidelines to prevent and treat cancer will be discussed.
Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Dr. Ellis' presentation at 7:30pm, or both!
Note the new location. This months potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Come to the potluck at 6:30pm, the presentation at 7:30pm, or both!
For the potluck, please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 6 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)
At the second quarterly vegan potluck in Sandy, Oregon, join Dr. Craig McDougall for an informational discussion on Reinventing primary care: integrating lifestyle medicine into a medical practice.
The potluck will be held at the Sandy Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18575 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR 97055. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the presentation at 6:30pm, or both! Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events.
November 24 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
It's that time of year again! The Tofurky Trot is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant-based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday. The money raised from the Trot goes to support Northwest VEG, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Sanctuary One, and Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. This year, we encourage you to also join our team and set up a fundraising profile: https://www.crowdrise.com/tofurky-trot-portland/fundraiser/northwest-vegetarian-education-and-empowerment-group. The Trot has tasty prizes for the top fundraisers and the top Trotters, and all registered Trotters get a free bag! Friendly dogs are welcome. Where to meet: The Historic Dance Pavilion at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202 Photo of turkeys Pete and Big Boy taken by Beth Redwood at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary (c) bethlilyredwood.com.