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 us Make a Movie!

February 28, 2015

We are excited to announce we are making a documentary and we need your support! The movie will explore the lives and stories of everyday people in our communities who share a common thread - they're all vegan. There are a number of great movies focusing on why to go vegan or featuring people new to veganism, but we want to spotlight how everyday vegans live their lives and how accessible the vegan lifestyle really is.

The movie is not only about the community, it is being created by the community! We are looking for stories to feature in the movie, so please consider submitting your story and supporting the project by making a tax-deductible donation.

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NW VEG Eastside Potluck with Food Blogger Jess Sconé

March 15 (5:00 PM)

Native New Yorker turned longtime Portlander Jess Sconé joins Northwest VEG in March for a demo on modern pickle & (vegan!) cheese plating. Jess is an award-winning blogger, writer, event maker and obsessive home cook who will share her tips on making your own easy, seasonal refrigerator pickles, cocktail/mocktail pairings, and share a recipe or two (with SAMPLES!) from her latest vegan cheese adventures. You may also recognize Jess as the co-founder of both Portland's Vegan Iron Chef organization and Vida Vegan Con, which returns this May for its third vegan media + lifestyle conference to Austin, TX. Catch up with Jess on her blog and Instagram, @jdfunks.

This event will be at the Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark St., Portland, OR. Come to the potluck at 5:00, the presentation at 6:30, 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, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information email A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

Veg 101 Series - Cooking and Classes

March 15 (6:30 - 8:45 PM)

Learn the basics of plant-based cooking and living in a friendly, casual, and supportive atmosphere! Our popular Veg 101 classes for vegetarian/vegan beginners start again on Sunday, March 15. This is a 6-week series, featuring both a lecture and a cooking demonstration (with samples) each week. The cooking demonstrations include grains, legumes, tofu, tempeh, seitan, and more. The lectures provide an excellent grounding in topics such as health, nutrition, factory farming, environmental impact, and other related subjects.

These classes are very affordable – just $55 for the entire series, including the food, ($10 off for NWVEG members), or just $25 for low income.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, please visit: