Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian and Veg-Curious Community
Welcome to Northwest VEG! We are a nonprofit organization in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area dedicated to educating and encouraging people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
|NW VEG Eastside Potluck with Dr. Craig McDougall|
|March 16 (5:00 PM)|
Following a fun potluck with friends, join us in welcoming Dr. Craig McDougall. In his practice, Dr. McDougall places a strong emphasis on prevention and treating problems at their cause and chooses to reserve prescribing medications and surgeries as a last resort. He gained a love of helping others live better lives by watching his father, Dr. John McDougall in practice. He attended medical school at Ohio State University, where he met his wife and they both completed residency training at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
Dr Craig McDougall will share with us his view on plant based eating, discuss the new wellness program he is leading at Kaiser called NWP Healthy Living Program and then open it up to your questions! So bring your inquiries on anything from the paleo diet to vitamins to deficiencies.
The potluck will be at the Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark, Portland, OR. Come to the potluck at 5:00, the presentation at 6:30, 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, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|Volunteer with us at the Better Living Show|
|March 29 - 30 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) - Volunteers Needed|
This years Better Living Show promises to be a great time filled with green and sustainable features that will inspire and educate you, your friends, and your family. Northwest VEG is excited to once again be tabling all weekend and we would love your help! |
If you are interested in volunteering please contact our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at email@example.com.
Where: Portland Expo Center @ 2060 Marine Dr., Portland
Saturday, March 29 Shifts: 9:45am-12:45pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:15-6:15pm
Sunday, March 30 Shifts: 9:45am-12:45pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:15-7:15pm
|NW VEG Westside Potluck and Juicing Demo|
|April 20 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)|
This month we look forward to welcoming Arron Barnes, owner of Absolutely Juicy, to our monthly potluck. Arron will share his fascinating story about what brought him to a life a juice and talk to us about the general benefits of juicing, whether fresh juice or smoothies are best and what the best ways of extracting juice is. Come to the Potluck at 5:00, the demo at 6:30, or both! |
Aaron will have two juicers with him and demonstrate how to get the most out of your produce and explain what type of juicer is best for the home user. There will be FREE SAMPLES of Arron's refreshing juice! We hope that you will join us for a great night that is sure to answer all of your juicy questions. Like Absolutely Juicy on Facebook.
The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert with serving utensil; 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 on the potluck email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|Register for the Master VEG Program Today! |
|April 29 - June 17 (6:00 - 8:45 PM)|
The next session of the Master VEG Program, beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014, will be held at LifeQual Center located in Beaverton just off of highway 26. Registration is open for this action-packed eight-week program that will provide you with in-depth information on a healthy, environmentally-sustainable plant-based diet. Presentations will cover plant-based nutrition, the link between diet and chronic disease prevention, the environmental impacts of the foods we grow and eat, the lives of farm animals, animal rights/welfare philosophies as well as arm you with the tools you need to answer the tough questions about plant-based diets.
A key component of the program is the service-oriented project, where attendees are expected to contribute at least 16 volunteer hours to Northwest VEG or another nonprofit organization that concerns itself with one or more of the issues discussed during the course. See nwveg.org/mvp for details and to register.
Dr. Ramona Ilea (pictured right) is an assistant professor of philosophy at Pacific University, Oregon. She teaches a semester-long "Animal Ethics" class, as well as classes on biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, and theoretical ethics. Read more about the MVP presenters.
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