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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.

10th Anniversary Portland VegFest!
September 27, 2014

Join us September 27 & 28 at the Oregon Convention Center as we celebrate 10 years of Portland VegFest! This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone!


NEW this year!
  • Expanded exhibit hall with even more of your favorite and soon-to-be favorite foods, restaurants, non-profits and other businesses!
  • Fitness area with demos and classes!
  • Fashion and Beauty area!
  • Mini farmers market!

$8 admission/day. Kids 12 & under free. $5 for students & seniors with valid ID. Click here for $1 off coupon.

Public transportation: ride the Portland Streetcar, TriMet MAX, or TriMet bus! Go eco-friendly. Take TriMet. TriMet Trip Planner makes it easy.
NW VEG Eastside Potluck with Drs. Love and Abraham
September 21 (5:00 PM)
Sara Love, N.D. and Wendy Abraham, N.D. are both graduates of the National College of Natural Medicine. Sara Love currently works as a naturopathic physician at the Multnomah Family Care Center. Wendy Abraham is a board member and current Secretary of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, has been a naturopathic physician for the past 10 years, is the owner of Sherwood Natural Medicine & Reflexology and has been an instructor in the Food for Life program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Join them for a sneak peak of their 'Enhancing health with Plant-Based Nutrition' talk, The Gut Flora as a Forgotten Organ and How Plants Can Restore its Function, where they will investigate the different species of bacteria, their function and how to optimize the gut flora with a plant based diet for health and prevention of disease. This is sure to be a very interesting talk!

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 46 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 info@nwveg.org. A donation of $25 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
5th Annual Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Conf.
September 26 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
On Friday, September 26, Northwest VEG and Adventist Medical Center will host the 5th annual Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Professional Conference where experts on diet and nutrition from around the country will be examining the impact of plant-based nutrition on health and chronic disease prevention and treatment. We are excited to announce that we will be expanding to a new location this year. Join us in the Oregon Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center for this groundbreaking conference that is aimed at doctors, nurses, dietitians, naturopaths, and all other health professionals who would like to find out the latest information about plant-based diets with respect to clinical nutrition, chronic disease prevention and control, and designing an optimum plant-based diet. 6.25 Continuing Education Credits will be provided for health professionals and a gourmet plant-based lunch will also be featured.
This year's faculty includes:
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD Combating Hunger and Obesity with a High Nutrient Dense Diet
    Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing.
  • Caroline Trapp, MSN Type 2 Diabetes: How to Use "Farmacy" Over Pharmacy for Prevention and Treatment
    Caroline Trapp is the director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Washington, D.C.
  • Kent Thornburg, PhD Uncovering the Roots of Disease: Epigenetics and Diet
    Dr Kent Thornburg is the director of the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, and professor of medicine at OHSU.
  • Sharon Palmer, RD The Plant-Based Prescription for Inflammation
    Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, and the author of The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health.
  • Sara Love, ND and Wendy Abraham, ND The Gut Flora as a Forgotten Organ and How Plants Can Restore its Function
    Dr Love is a naturopathic physician at the Multnomah Family Care Center. Dr Abraham is a practicing ND and board member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Let your health care provider know about this great opportunity for 6.25 affordable Continuing Education Credits! Although this conference is aimed at health care professionals, others with a strong background and interest in health and nutrition may attend.

More information and registration is available at nwveg.org/health_conference.

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