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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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PDX Tofurky Trot 2017

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November 23, 2017

Join us on Thanksgiving morning!

The Tofurky Trot is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant-based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday. The money raised from the Trot goes to support Northwest VEG, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Sanctuary One, and Green Acres Farm Sanctuary.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up HERE!

The Trot has tasty prizes for the top fundraisers and the top Trotters, and all registered Trotters get a free bag!

Friendly dogs are welcome!

Where to meet: The Historic Dance Pavilion at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202

7:30am-8:30am Check In; 9:00am Race Start; 10:30am Awards Ceremony Eventbrite - Portland Tofurky Trot



Photo of turkeys Pete and Big Boy taken by Beth Redwood at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary (c) bethlilyredwood.com.

14th Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck

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November 19 (3:00 - 6:00 PM)

Sunday, November 19 from 3-6pm

Registration is now live - register here

Please bring especially generous potluck dishes to share:

  • a vegan main dish, side dish, salad, bread, or dessert;
  • a card listing its ingredients in dark ink and clear print;
  • a serving utensil for it;
  • plates, cups, utensils and napkins for your use.
  • If you come by yourself, figure the amount to serve 8-10; increase the amount by 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG will provide beverages.

    Doors open at 3pm
    Event begins at 3:30pm
    Dinner begins at 4pm

    Location: Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
    7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202


    Registration and pre-payment is required. Northwest VEG members receive a discount on their personal registration. Northwest VEG family memberships receive a discount on the family's registration.

    Vancouver Potluck: Enchanted Farm Sanctuary

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    December 7 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

    Robin Birdsong is the Founder & President of Enchanted Farm Sanctuary. She's also a passionate animal activist, vegan lifestyle advocate, herbalist and organic veggie farmer. Her farm is currently home to nearly 150 animals she has rescued from slaughter, neglect & abuse. EFS was founded in honor of her son Danny, after his tragic death in 2007. Her mission is to share her transformation from tragedy to triumph and to open hearts to the plight of our animal kin. In her speeches, Robin tells the story of how a bereaved mother cow saved her life and why she is so determined to return the favor by saving as many animal lives as possible. She also explains how compassion & love can heal even the deepest grief and depression. Her talks have been described as a rollercoaster of emotion full of both wit and grit where you'll often find yourself laughing through the tears.

    6:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661.