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

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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Volunteer for Portland VegFest 2016!

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August 18, 2016

Portland VegFest 2016 is almost here!

Did you know that we need more than 400 volunteers to make Portland VegFest happen? We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help make the Portland VegFest awesome, and that's where you come in. We need help with various roles and shifts during the entire weekend of October 21-23 at the Oregon Convention Center. Volunteering at Vegfest is a great way to help others while learning more yourself.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone and everyone! We have lots of different roles, to suit all kinds of people. We need people for most roles throughout Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd, and help with set-up all day on Friday October 21st. Please find a full list of the available volunteer shifts/tasks at our volunteer signup site.

Click here to volunteer for 2016 VegFest, and invite your friends to sign up to volunteer with you!

Volunteers under 18 will need to bring a signed parental consent form.

Help spread the word!

Want to have fun, talk to people, and wear a veggie costume? We need volunteers to hand out VegFest postcards and posters prior to VegFest to help get the word out. You will be handing out postcards and posters in places such as Pioneer Square, farmers markets, local businesses, Alberta Street, Hawthorne District, Mississippi Street, and Belmont. If you're interested in volunteering or learning more contact our Volunteer Coordinator!

Please email Tara, our volunteer coordinator, with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Vancouver Potluck: Presto! Whip up some Vegan Pesto!

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August 25 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Featured demonstration this month will be by Linda Tyler. Linda is the “Gracious Vegan” at She creates original vegan recipes and curates recipes from across the web, testing them with omnivores to find dishes that might change the way omnivores think about vegan food. She gives vegan cooking workshops and is a volunteer writer and editor for Dr. Michael Greger’s website, She will be demonstrating how to make four different vegan pestos and will share meal-planning ideas using pesto. Recipes and free samples will be provided. Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Linda’s presentation at 7:30pm, or both!

Note the new location. This months potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Come to the potluck at 6:30pm, the presentation at 7:30pm, 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


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August 17, 2016

Northwest VEG is launching a shop! Check out our brand new merchandise at our new shop! A percentage of every purchase made goes directly toward funding our mission to support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices. So you can look sporty and support a good cause!

Or, help us collect earnings while you do your regular shopping at Fred Meyer or on AmazonSmile.

  • Click here to link your Fred Meyer Community Rewards to Northwest VEG. You can search for us by our non-profit number (90573). Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Northwest VEG earn a donation! Don't worry: you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you may do currently.

  • Click here to link your AmazonSmile account to earn money for Northwest VEG.

  • NW VEG - Join us with a membership at 2003’s rates!

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    August 16, 2016

    Help us in building and supporting a community which makes it convenient, fun, and easy to make vegan choices. Plus your support for NW VEG’s mission of compassionate, environmental, and health-based outreach does a world of good for all animals (including us) and the earth itself.

  • Membership rates go up for the first time ever October 1, so join now via paypal or credit card at 2003’s rates; online at $20 Basic; $35 for Family/Magazine option; or consider becoming a Sustainer or Patron!

  • Or join at one of our upcoming potlucks (cash or check only) and receive a bonus bagful of vegan products, $1–$5 coupons, and a choice from our selection of books on hand, all worth well more than the price of membership.*

  • And of course receive additional benefits, including discounts at participating veg-friendly businesses and restaurants, invitations to "members-only" events, and reduced or free admission at other NW VEG events - and the knowledge you contributed!

  • *Or wait until VegFest to join ($25 Individual; $35 Family; plus additional $15 for a magazine) and get an even bigger new member gift bag there!