Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
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Help shape PDX VegFest 2017!

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March 22, 2017

The next planning meeting is April 30th at 5:30pm: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Community Room, 8935 SW Burnham Street Tigard, OR 97223. Hope to see you there!

NW Veg is gearing up for another incredible VegFest this fall and we need your help to make it a success! The 13th Annual Portland VegFest will be held on October 14th & 15th at the Oregon Convention Center.

Let us know how you'd like to be involved by filling out this survey.

Vancouver Potluck: Veganism taking the internet by storm!

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April 27 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Better Eating International is taking the internet and the world by storm in their new vegan education campaign to create hundreds of 30-second animated PSA’s that cover the various why’s and how’s of veganism that will hopefully reach millions. The videos will string together to persuasively convey the message with consideration toward age, gender, income, location, education, and other characteristics. Join Better Eating International Program Director Alex Felsinger for an exciting peek into this new vegan non-profit.

6:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661.

Food in Depth

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May 7 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Learn how to cook and use the less familiar grains and legumes that can add to your repertoire of whole food plant-based protein sources. “Food in Depth” is a series of cooking demonstrations utilizing grains and legumes that are not yet in wide use. Each class includes three completely different dishes of the food being highlighted, and there will be samples of each dish for participants, as well as the recipes. Registration is separate for each class, but participants are encouraged to sign up for the entire series.

First class:

May 7: Lentils. Carol Acker.

Carol is one of the best cooks we have ever known! You will be amazed at what can be done with lentils.

Fee: $10
Time: Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Location: Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church (26 SW Condor Way, Portland)

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register for May 7.

For those concerned about driving at night, there will be daylight for both coming and going.

For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at or 503-521-1941.

Future classes:

June 4: Buckwheat. Linda Tyler.

July 2: Teff. Carol Acker.

August 6: TBD.

Click here to register for May 7.

Did ya know we have film archives?

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March 4, 2017

Need a rainy day activity?

Thanks to our awesome volunteers, we have recordings of many Vegfest and other talks. Hear about myths of vegan living, vegan athletes, the inner lives of animals, and more.

Check it out!

Lessen your ecological footprint with this yumminess in Sandy!

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May 7 (5:00 - 7:00 PM)

Peter will lead a presentation on how our food choices affect our global ecological footprint, and steps we can all take to lessen our impact on the planet. Jill will be preparing a creamy salad dressing and sauce to use with veggies, plus a white bean hummus-type spread for crackers or raw veggies that can also be adapted for vegan mac n’ cheese. YUM.

When: 5:00-7:00pm.
Where: Sandy Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18575 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR 97055.
Questions? Email: / Call: 503-449-1955