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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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Enter to win! Animal Photo Contest

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January 22, 2017

Enter your favorite animal photos for a chance to win your photo on a professionally printed canvas and inclusion in the upcoming 2017 Northwest VEG vegan recipe book. One photo from each category will be chosen as a winner. Photos will be uploaded to a Northwest VEG Facebook album, and winning photos are determined by the number of "likes" on each photo. Share with your friends and encourage them to vote on your photo!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Enter one photo for $3 donation or three photos for $6 donation. You may enter as many photos as desired. Donations can be made to Northwest VEG directly through PayPal and are tax-deductible.

Photos must be a minimum of 640 x 480 pixels. Photos must be your original work and you must own the rights to your picture. Photos can be emailed to info@nwveg.org. Each original photo may include an original title and/or caption of up to 40 words.

Photos may be submitted through February 10, and voting extends through midnight on Valentine's Day 2017. Enter early to increase your chances of winning!

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

♡ Farm Animal
♡ Companion Animal (Furry, feathered, or finned)
♡ Wild Animal

COPYRIGHT: You will retain the copyrights to your pet photo and any copying of your photo by website viewers is strictly forbidden.

USAGE RIGHTS: We may use your winning photograph in our advertisements, publications, and/or merchandise (merchandise with your approval).

Vancouver Potluck: The Best Nutty Eats

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January 26 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

From milks, cheeses, and butters to sauces, dips, and desserts, nuts are key to composing many wholesome, deeply satisfying foods. Explore the potential of these nutrient dense ingredients with Jack McGuirk as he demonstrates and samples some of his favorite nut-centric recipes. Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Jack's presentation at 7:30pm, or both!

This month's potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661.

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.

Veg Challenge Completion Celebration

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January 28 (2:30 - 5:30 PM)



Come celebrate your participation in the 22 Day Veg Challenge and let us know how things went during our closing event! First, Emily Forbes will demonstrate how to cook a typical vegan dinner and provide delicious samples for tasting. Then, we will hear from a panel of speakers: Peter Spendelow will talk about the environmental impacts of eating meat, Daniel Redwood will speak about the nutritional aspects of a vegan lifestyle, and John Collins will educate us about the lives of farmed animals. You will have a chance to get your questions answered about all of these topics. We will have give aways including Pacific non-dairy milks, Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg, Lotus Foods rice packets, and GO VEGGIE vegan bars. There will also be drawings for cook book door prizes. Hope to see you there! We will meet at the Common House. Please park on the surrounding streets and note that Cascadia Commons (4377 SW 94th Ave, Portland) is a fragrance-free venue.

RSVP here!

Earn $ for NW VEG as you shop!

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November 29, 2016

Help us raise money to further our mission of creating compassionate community by choosing Northwest VEG as your charity of choice as you shop this year.

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.

Sandy Potluck w/ Dr. Klaper DVD Presentation

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February 5 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Join us for a wonderful vegan potluck and food demo at 5 pm followed at 6:00 pm with an informational DVD presentation by Dr. Michael Klaper. Dr. Klaper is one of the pre-eminent teaching physicians of our day. He is on staff at True North Health Center in California, specializing in optimal health through diet and fasting.

The potluck will be held at the Sandy Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18575 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR 97055. 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 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. Please contact Carol, our potluck hostess, with questions or for help with plant-based ideas for the potluck. Email: carol@gr8grace.com / Call: 503-449-1955

PDX Potluck w/ Artist Brittney West

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February 19 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Activist artist Brittney West will be sharing her thought-provoking series of art that explores our relationship with animals. Her work has been exhibited worldwide as an effort to bring global awareness to urgent animal rights issues, to encourage inner and outer reflection on the roles we play in protecting vulnerable animals and our shared planet.

The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, weather permitting. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm (the presentation has been postponed to the Feb. 19, 2017 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 generously; 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.

Vancouver Potluck: Going vegan for the polar bears

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February 23 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t just save farmed animals – wild animals from butterflies to polar bears reap the benefits of the rising popularity of plant-based foods. This talk will discuss some of the ways our dietary choices impact wildlife and the environment and how individuals can help create a food system that’s healthier for people, animals and the planet. Join Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, to learn more. Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Stephanie's presentation at 7:30pm, or both!

This month's potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661.

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.