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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 Vancouver Potluck with Author, Sarah Taylor
August 28 (6:30 PM)
Join us for a delicious potluck followed by a special presentation by author Sarah Taylor. Sarah is currently on faculty at the Nutritional Education Institute, and has worked as a Motivational Trainer for Joel Fuhrman, MD, the NY Times best-selling author of Eat to Live. She is a writer for VegNews magazine and Aloha Living magazine, and has been interviewed for countless radio and internet shows, including NPR, PBS and EarthSave Radio, among others. Her first book, Vegan in 30 Days, has sold thousands of copies and is printed in multiple languages around the world. After the potluck, Sarah will be discussing her successful second book, Vegetarian to Vegan, the new and increasingly respected ‘go-to’ book for vegetarians who want to give up dairy and eggs, and finally go vegan for good. You can read a review of her new amazing new book, Vegetarian to Vegan, here.

The potluck and presentation will be in the Oak/Elm 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. Join us for the potluck at 6:30pm, the presentation at 7:30, or both!
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.
5th Annual Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Conf.
September 26 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
On Friday, September 26, Northwest VEG and Adventist Medical Center will host the 5th annual Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Professional Conference where experts on diet and nutrition from around the country will be examining the impact of plant-based nutrition on health and chronic disease prevention and treatment. We are excited to announce that we will be expanding to a new location this year. Join us in the Oregon Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center for this groundbreaking conference that is aimed at doctors, nurses, dietitians, naturopaths, and all other health professionals who would like to find out the latest information about plant-based diets with respect to clinical nutrition, chronic disease prevention and control, and designing an optimum plant-based diet. 6.25 Continuing Education Credits will be provided for health professionals and a gourmet plant-based lunch will also be featured.
This year's faculty includes:
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD Combating Hunger and Obesity with a High Nutrient Dense Diet
    Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing.
  • Caroline Trapp, MSN Type 2 Diabetes: How to Use "Farmacy" Over Pharmacy for Prevention and Treatment
    Caroline Trapp is the director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Washington, D.C.
  • Kent Thornburg, PhD Uncovering the Roots of Disease: Epigenetics and Diet
    Dr Kent Thornburg is the director of the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, and professor of medicine at OHSU.
  • Sharon Palmer, RD The Plant-Based Prescription for Inflammation
    Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, and the author of The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health.
  • Sara Love, ND and Wendy Abraham, ND The Gut Flora as a Forgotten Organ and How Plants Can Restore its Function
    Dr Love is a naturopathic physician at the Multnomah Family Care Center. Dr Abraham is a practicing ND and board member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Let your health care provider know about this great opportunity for 6.25 affordable Continuing Education Credits! Although this conference is aimed at health care professionals, others with a strong background and interest in health and nutrition may attend.

More information and registration is available at nwveg.org/health_conference.
10th Anniversary Portland VegFest!
August 5, 2014

Join us September 27 & 28 at the Oregon Convention Center as we celebrate 10 years of Portland VegFest! This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone!

Portland VegFest 2014 will feature:
  • 100s of Free Foods to Sample!
  • Exciting Speakers including Ed Begley, Jr., Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and many more!
  • Cooking Demos from Fran Costigan, Alan Rottinger, Tayla Lutzger and more!
  • Ask the Experts Table
  • Children and Teen Activities including a Super Hero themed photo booth!
NEW this year!
  • Expanded exhibit hall with even more of your favorite and soon-to-be favorite foods, restaurants, non-profits and other businesses!
  • Fitness area with demos and classes!
  • Fashion and Beauty area!
  • Mini farmers market!

$8 admission/day. Kids 12 and under free. $5 for students and seniors with valid ID.
Look for $1 off coupon in our ads!

Volunteer for Portland VegFest and receive Free Admission!
More than 400 volunteers are needed to help make Northwest VEG's 10th Annual Portland VegFest a success. Every 3 hour shift you do during the weekend earns you an entry into our special volunteer raffle! Please contact Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG's Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@nwveg.org for details.

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