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 Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown|
|September 1 (8:00 PM)|
Please join us for this NEW Northwest VEG monthly event: Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown. Come hang out, play some bingo, grab a drink and eat some great vegan food, all the while supporting a vegan business!
Slabtown (1033 NW 16th Ave , Portland, OR) is practically a vegan bar, as it is home to the fantastic all-vegan Falafel House At Slabtown. The food is delicious and mostly made from scratch, including the pita bread and pickles. Can you say seitan gyro tots with vegan tzatziki sauce?
It's just $3 per game and the winner takes the pot. The last round of the night is a blackout round at $4 per card.
Hope to see you there!
|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:
NEW this year!
- 100s of Free Foods to Sample!
- Exciting Speakers including Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Ellen Jaffe Jones 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!
- 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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