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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.

OTP Sanctuary Open House
July 26 (5:00 - 8:00 PM) - Volunteers Needed
Come join the fun! Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary's annual open house will feature a free vegan bbq, sack races, vegan cupcake walk, free door prizes and a chance to meet all the animals! Out to Pasture is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit located at 33190 SE Regan Hill Road in Estacada OR 97023. For more information visit their Facebook page and website. All ages are welcome at this event!

Northwest VEG is helping to organize volunteers for this great event. Please email Chelsea Davis at volunteer@nwveg.org for more info.
NW VEG Vancouver Potluck with R.J. Dannemiller
July 31 (6:30 PM)
After our usual potluck, join us in welcoming R. J. Dannemiller who will share his simple savvy keys for successful traveling, snacking and living from a raw vegan minimalist perspective. R.J. will also satisfy your sweet tooth with a demo on how to make your own delicious raw vegan truffles (FREE SAMPLES)!

R. J. Dannemiller, minimalist lifestyle expert & founder of Simple Savvy Holistic Living--"The voice of the minimalist lifestyle", inspires and empowers people to make choices that simplify their lives while promoting holistic health and sustainability. In addition, he is a sociologist, vegan, world traveler, coach and writer as well as a native Ohioan, who resides in Portland, Oregon.

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 info@nwveg.org. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
NW VEG Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown
August 4 (8:00 PM)
Please join us for this NEW Northwest VEG monthly event: Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown. Come hang out, play some bingo, grab a drink and eat some great vegan food, all the while supporting a vegan business!
Slabtown (1033 NW 16th Ave , Portland, OR) is practically a vegan bar, as it is home to the fantastic all-vegan Falafel House At Slabtown. The food is delicious and mostly made from scratch, including the pita bread and pickles. Can you say seitan gyro tots with vegan tzatziki sauce?
It's just $2 per game and the winner takes the pot. The last round of the night is a blackout round at $3 per card.
Hope to see you there!
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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