Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian and Veg-Curious Community
Welcome to Northwest VEG! We are a nonprofit organization in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area dedicated to educating and encouraging people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
|NW VEG 10th Anniversary Celebration!|
|May 16 (6:30 - 9:30 PM)|
Join us in celebrating ten years of educating and encouraging people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world at our first ever Anniversary Celebration and fundraiser! Featuring music, appetizers, cake, raffle and paddle raise, the Anniversary Celebration is a chance to look back on years past, commemorate our accomplishments, and support Northwest VEG's future!
|NW VEG Westside Portland Potluck and Juicing Demo|
|April 20 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)|
This month we look forward to welcoming Arron Barnes, owner of Absolutely Juicy, to our monthly potluck. Arron will share his fascinating story about what brought him to a life a juice and talk to us about the general benefits of juicing, whether fresh juice or smoothies are best and what the best ways of extracting juice is. Come to the Potluck at 5:00, the demo at 6:30, or both! |
Arron will have two juicers with him and demonstrate how to get the most out of your produce and explain what type of juicer is best for the home user. There will be FREE SAMPLES of Arron's refreshing juice! We hope that you will join us for a great night that is sure to answer all of your juicy questions. Like Absolutely Juicy on Facebook.
The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert with serving utensil; 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. For more information on the potluck email us at email@example.com. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|NW VEG Vancouver Potluck and Communication Presentation|
|April 24 (6:30 PM)|
Come have a great plant-based meal with friends then stay for a presentation with Connie Coquillette and Lisa Fishman on how to effectively communicate and motivate our friends and loved ones.
Many of us in the vegan community become frustrated when our friends, co-workers, and family members don't show an interest in learning the benefits of a plant-based diet. Sometimes they are not only defensive, but hostile toward our chosen lifestyle. This interactive presentation will discuss the psychology of motivating people and an evidence based treatment model call "Motivational Interviewing" that was developed originally to work with alcohol and drug clients who were in denial. The tools discussed will help you move yourself and other people along in the change process by recognizing where they are and how to communicate effectively with those at different stages.
Connie Coquillette is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified in Plant-Based Nutrition and Integrative Nutrition. Lisa Fishman is a master's level counselor with a background in the medical field who has been in private practice for the past 12 years.
The potluck and presentation will be in the Oak/Elm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
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