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PDX VegFest 2017 is almost here!

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October 14, 2017


Portland VegFest 2017 is less than a month away!

Featuring speakers from around the country including vegan ultra runner Scott Jurek, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary founder Jenny Brown, 10-yr-old powerhouse vegan advocate Genesis Butler, and nutrition professor and chef Dr. Velonda Anderson.


Cooking demos. Hundreds of free food samples. Come hungry.

PDX Potluck: Youth for the Voiceless

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October 22 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Youth for the Voiceless is an exciting new youth animal advocacy organization, based out or Portland. YFV's mission is to amplify the voices of young activists and harness the wisdom of youth through the age-old power of story-telling. By providing platforms by which young people can share powerful stories about animals they have known and loved as well as their own personal experiences with activism, YFV aims to forge collaborative partnerships between animal advocates, regardless of age, and allow new generations to speak up for animals and be heard.

5:00pm potluck; 6:30pm talk
8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

2017 Northwest Health & Nutrition Conference

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September 17, 2017


The Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference is a golden opportunity for you to learn the latest information on plant-based nutrition, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention and control, and about designing an optimum plant-based diet for patients and clients in a clinical setting. Interest in plant-based diets is growing, and Portland, Oregon has become a hub for that developing interest. This conference is designed for healthcare professionals, offering up to 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for many medical professionals (6.5 for dietitians), but others with strong interests in nutrition and health are welcome to attend.

October 13, 2017, 8:30am - 5:00pm at the Oregon Convention Center

Learn more and register here.

The conference features the following experts; Joel Kahn, MD, FACC; Terry Mason, MD; Reed Mangels, PhD, RD; Jane Esselstyn, RN; Craig McDougall, MD.

22-Day VEG Challenge Kickoff!

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October 28 (2:30 - 5:00 PM)

Living and Cooking Vegan in a Meat-Eaters’ World



Every vegan can tell you stories about negative attitudes and hostile dynamics coming from meat-eaters, sometimes even friends and family members. For our 22 Day Veg Challenge Kickoff Event, Linda Tyler, vegan writer and cooking workshop leader, will dig into this phenomenon in depth, sharing research studies that shed light on why this happens and what you can do when it happens. Linda will also offer research-backed approaches for cooking vegan dishes for meat-eaters. Using a few basic principles and taking time to carefully choose dishes and meal menus can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection from your target meat-eater. It’s not just tofu that turns people off. The second half of the session will be a cooking demo. Linda will share two core recipes (Creamy Tomato Sauce and Montreal Roasted Vegetables) and show ways they can be combined with a number of different supporting foods to make at least a dozen fabulous vegan meals.

JOIN US! 2:30-5:00 pm at Fred Meyer, 100 NW 20th Place, Portland, OR 97209.

Event is free but please reserve your space here.

PDX Tofurky Trot 2017

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September 1, 2017

It's that time of year again!

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.

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

Eventbrite - Portland Tofurky Trot



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

CANCER?...but I'm vegan! The power of food.

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November 5 (5:00 - 7:00 PM)

Sandy Potluck

Both clinical and biomedical research support the involvement of food in just about every malady we may experience. Whether a minor upset stomach or a serious life threatening diagnosis we can be certain food is involved in the cause or cure. Tonight we will explore the impact of food in the cause and treatment of our most common chronic conditions. Dr Gobble will share with you the role of food in conditions such as Cancer, Diabetes, and Chronic Kidney disease. He will discuss simple plant-based solutions for successful weight management, optimal physical conditioning and allergy treatment. In addition, his wife Lynn will share some tasty Plant-based Recipes and Meal Options and her cookbook with the same title. Experience the mouth-watering flavors and ease of preparation of Lentil Barley Stew with Spinach and Crunchy Broccoli Coleslaw from Lynn’s cookbook.

John Gobble is founder and CEO of Lifestyle Medicine Group a provider of medical nutrition therapy and therapeutic lifestyle services. He’s also author and developer of technical and educational solutions for health behavior change. John earned a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Preventive Care and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in both Public Health Nutrition and Health Education from Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

Lynn Gobble is a watercolor, mixed-media and culinary artist. You will see her work at local venues such as the Portland Japanese Garden and in her cookbook, “Plant Based Recipes and Meal Options.” Lynn enjoys sharing both her visual and flavorful plant based creations.

When: 5:00-7:00pm.
Where: Sandy Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18575 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR 97055.
Questions? Email: carol@gr8grace.com / Call: 503-449-1955

Earn $ for NW VEG as you shop!

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November 29, 2016

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.