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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Volunteer for Portland VegFest 2016!

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August 18, 2016

Portland VegFest 2016 is almost here!

Did you know that we need more than 400 volunteers to make Portland VegFest happen? We are still looking for dedicated volunteers to help make the Portland VegFest awesome, and that's where you come in. Click here to volunteer for 2016 VegFest, and invite your friends to sign up to volunteer with you!

Volunteers under 18 will need to bring a signed parental consent form.[...]

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Portland Activists & the Paradigm of HEALTHY Plant-Based Eating

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October 9 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Gresham Area Potluck:

Please join us for a lively panel presentation by three Portland Plant-Based Meetup Group activists including Linda Hendrickson, Marlee Kaiser and Ian Harasser. Linda Hendrickson is a fiber arts teacher and author, an enthusiastic Nutritarian and a NW VEG volunteer who organizes events for the Portland Nutritarian Meetup Group. Marlee Kaiser is a registered R.N., NW VEG volunteer and organizer of PDX Food As Medicine Meetup Group. Ian Harasser is a practicing Oregon attorney, in training for a triathlon and a new organizer of Optimal Health With a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet Meetup Group.

In the past few years, these new groups were created in Portland to educate and support people in HEALTHY plant-based eating. This potluck will be a joyful celebration of whole foods. We will experience a feeling of the abundance of nature. We will discuss discoveries of new kitchen skills and new vegetables, and develop new friendships. The panel strives to eat a whole food, plant-based diet, refraining from processed foods, and some members even say no added oil, salt, or sugar. The panel will engage with participants in question/answer format and discussion topics.

The potluck will be held at the Healing Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15150 NE Glisan Street, Portland. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the presentation at 6:30pm, 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. For this particular potluck, we encourage you to consider bringing a dish consisting entirely of whole foods from your kitchen or garden such as vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds-with no oil, salt, or added sugar. This could be as simple as a plate of sliced tomatoes or fruit, a green salad with a nut-based dressing, or red lentils with Indian spices. 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. Questions? Please email Jeanne at


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August 17, 2016

Northwest VEG launched a shop! Check out our brand new merchandise at our new shop! A percentage of every purchase made goes directly toward funding our mission to support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices. So you can look sporty and support a good cause!

Or, help us collect earnings while you do your regular shopping at Fred Meyer or on AmazonSmile.

  • Click here to link your Fred Meyer Community Rewards to Northwest VEG. You can search for us by our non-profit number (90573). Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Northwest VEG earn a donation! Don't worry: you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you may do currently.

  • Click here to link your AmazonSmile account to earn money for Northwest VEG.