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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NW VEG Presents: Help the Planet with Each Meal by Paul Shapiro

May 26 (7:00 PM)

Northwest VEG presents a night with Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States, as he discusses the current climate crisis and what we can do about it each time we sit down to eat. Although prospects for climate-change policy emanating from Washington, DC are dim, Shapiro will shine the light on actions we can each take for the planet and animals -- every time we sit down to eat. He argues that, whether to protect the planet, prevent animal abuse, or improve our health, our food choices have enormous power.
Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 (1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201)

NW VEG Presents: Veg Eating in America, A Talk by Paul Shapiro

May 27 (7:00 PM)

Join prominent animal advocate Paul Shapiro for an entertaining, informative talk on how veganism is moving from the margins to the mainstream of society - and what that means for the billions of animals killed for food each year.

Paul Shapiro is Vice President, Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States and has played an integral role in numerous successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. In his role overseeing efforts to pass state laws and corporate policies, he works with lawmakers and major food retailers alike to implement animal welfare reforms in the agricultural industry.

Shapiro founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995 and served as its campaigns director until January 2005. While there, he worked as a farm animal cruelty investigator and led initiatives to end misleading advertising on factory farm products.

Shapiro has been interviewed in hundreds of print, broadcast and online news sources as an authority on farm animal welfare and animal advocacy. He has also published dozens of articles about animal welfare in publications ranging from daily newspapers to academic journals.
Location: Multnomah Friends Meeting Hall (4312 S.E. Stark St., Portland) This location is in a neighborhood so we kindly ask that you carpool or take public transit if possible and if you drive, to not park on SE 44th.

NW VEG Vancouver Potluck and Vegan Advocacy Talk

May 28 (6:30 PM)

This month we welcome Maren Souders who will share with us how to effectively advocate for ourselves. We all know that vegan advocacy can be challenging, whether you’re dodging snide remarks from family or coworkers, or just talking about veganism to people in your life or during outreach events, this presentation can help. Maren will share Nonviolent Communication (NVC) tools to help us build connection, rather than divisiveness, when talking about these charged topics.
Maren is a life coach who has been a vegetarian since 1992, and vegan since 1999. She discovered Nonviolent Communication in 2002, and found it inspiring and transformative. She enjoys living consciously and supporting others to do so through her “life coaching for a better world” practice, Dream Into Change.

Join us for the potluck at 6:30, the talk at 7:30, or both! The potluck and talk will be in the Oak and Elm Rooms 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. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

NW VEG Westside Potluck and Annual Meeting

June 21 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

See old friends and meet new ones at the June Northwest VEG Potluck. After the potluck we will have the Northwest VEG Annual Meeting - your chance to hear updates from the board and provide feedback. Included in the updates will be a presentation on our new exciting project, the Vegan movie.

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. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

NW VEG Gresham Area Potluck with Chef and Author, Julie Hasson

July 12 (5:00 PM)

Join us for a delicious potluck followed by a tasty vegan baking demo by Chef and Author Julie Hasson! Julie is the author of Vegan Pizza, as well as 9 other cookbooks (with another one coming out this year). She has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, including serving as a private chef for celebrities and high-profile clients, is the founder and former owner of the legendary Portland food cart Native Bowl and has recently come out with a new line of amazing cake mixes, Julie's Originals. Julie will be demonstrating her newly developed gluten free cake mixes with fresh fruits of the season. Free samples will be provided!

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 demo 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. Please email Jeanne at upcyclingcreations@gmail.com for more information.