Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

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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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Vancouver Vegan Potluck with Brenda Davis video

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May 26 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Bring your appetites to the Vancouver Potluck at 6:30, and then following the potluck, we will be showing a video of Brenda Davis, RD, presenting "Becoming Vegan, In Good Health" filmed at the Portland VegFest in 2013. Brenda is author or co-author of 8 books, including Becoming Vegan Come to the potluck at 6:30, the presentation at 7:30, or both! The potluck and video will be in the Oak 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.

Northwest VEG is hiring!

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May 16 - June 10

Northwest VEG is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator and Event Planning Assistant who will oversee the volunteer program and recruit, motivate, train, and supervise volunteers for Northwest VEG events, programs, and projects. The largest volunteer event is the annual two-day VegFest, but this employee will also manage volunteers for other annual events, including but not limited to Compassionate Thanksgiving, Tofurky Trot, and local tabling. This employee also assists as needed in event planning.

This part-time position reports to the Executive Director and will average 20-30 hours each week over the course of the year, with the busiest time of year being July-October.

Visit our Jobs page for more information and application instructions.

Portland Premiere with Q&A of Vegan: Everyday Stories

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June 12 (7:00 PM)

Please join us for the Portland premiere of our new documentary "Vegan: Everyday Stories" at the Clinton Street Theater! The movie will begin at 7pm followed by Q&A with some of the cast and crew. We expect this to sell out so buy your tickets early! Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the film.

Portland Potluck and Dr. Orestes Gutierrez

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June 19 (5:00 - 7:45 PM)

Bring your own plate and silverware and vegan potluck offering and enjoy a delicious and highly varied meal with us. Then, after the potluck we are very lucky to be treated to a talk by Dr. Orestes Gutierrez titled Three Steps to Superior Health: An Evidence Based Guide for Stress Reduction, Longevity and Weight Loss. Dr. Gutierrez will share scientifically proven principles of stress reduction and evidence based nutrition information. He will discuss the risks and benefits of a vegan diet, and the secret of being a lifelong vegan. Dr. Gutierrez lives in Eugene and is a family physician with Gutierrez Holistic Family Medicine. Prior to Dr. Gutierrez's talk, Northwest VEG will hold a brief annual meeting to finalize the election of the Board of Directors.

The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., 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. 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.

4th of July Picnic in new location

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July 4 (3:00 - 6:00 PM)

Come join in the fun at Northwest VEG's annual 4th of July potluck picnic and celebrate the spirit of independence with delicious plant-based food. We're holding this in a new location this year, at the Evelyn M Schiffler Memorial Park, close to 5600 SW Erickson. For directions and public transportation options, see this description. Look for the Northwest VEG banner. We'll have Coconut Bliss ice cream for everyone!

Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert (we'll supply the drinks); a card listing its ingredients; and plates, utensils and cups for your use; figure the amount to serve 6 generously. Bring your croquet, badminton, bocce balls, or any other lawn or table games! We have reserved a number of picnic tables, but you may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets. If it looks like rain, we'll meet at West Hills UU Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Road. Check our website for updates, or call (503) 746-8344. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the picnic area rental.