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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NW VEG Vancouver Potluck and Holiday Recipes Swap

December 3 (6:30 - 8:45 PM)

Potluck attendees have been asking to share recipes, so let's do it during the holiday season! Normally we ask for ingredient lists, but this time if you can, please print out complete recipes (with source), and maybe bring a couple of extra copies for those of us who don't have cameras to snap photos? Bring whatever holiday fare you would like to share. If you're not a cook we want you to come too, so bring something vegan from a deli or non-alcoholic beverage. After dinner we can talk about the recipes, holidays, traditions, and strategies for enjoying the season.

Come to the potluck at 6:30, the discussion at 7:30, or both! Location: the Oak Room at the Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663 [see map]. This is just over the I-5 Bridge - very quick to reach from Portland.

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 A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

NW VEG Holiday Cookie Exchange

December 20 (1:00 - 4:00 PM)

It's that time of the year! Dust off those vegan cookbooks or take this opportunity to veganize ole Granny's favorite and join us at South Waterfront in the John Ross Condominiums (Amenities Room 2nd floor) located at 3601 SW River Parkway in Portland to create an inviting and decadent Vegan Holiday Cookie Platter for your upcoming holiday celebrations. Bring about 2 dozen of your favorite vegan holiday cookies (or other goodies) along with half a dozen or so to sample out and go home with approximately 2 dozen of assorted delicious, homemade treats. Please bring a card listing the ingredients and if you feel like sharing, the recipe too!

Our wonderful volunteer Sharon will be hosting this great event in the John Ross amenity room which has a full kitchen with oven and microwave, huge flat panel TV, great open space to sit or mingle and a beautiful outdoor garden area. We will have some fun playing, noshing on cookies and Sharon will have some of her favorite sugar cookie cutouts and all the decorations for you to let your inner Santa out and create your very own decorated sugar cookies to take home with you. This is a kid friendly, family event! There will be lots Pumpkin Chai, hot tea and coffee. Feel free to bring a snack and your favorite bubbles, juice or coffee liqueur.

The John Ross Condominiums is in the elliptical building (3601 SW River Parkway) at the corner of Gaines and River Parkway. It is short walk away from the OHSU tram (which the NS streetcar goes to) and there is street metered parking nearby.
Please contact Sharon with any questions at 503.703.7002 or