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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Vancouver Potluck - *New* Location

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

Beth Hornback is a pro at making vegan food accessible to everyone. Catch her on AM Northwest! You can hear her segment on healthy peanut butter cups (YUM) here.

Join us in Vancouver to make a vegetable bolognese that is deceptively similar to traditional meat sauce, but is made entirely of vegetables and nuts! Beth will also talk about some fun ideas to make shareable plant-based meals that aren't perceived as "weird vegan food" for people with more traditional diets.

NEW Location: Community Room at Pacific Continental Bank, 101 E 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Moving Forward with Protein

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June 4 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Expand your repertoire of plant-based protein foods! “Food in Depth” is a series of cooking demonstrations utilizing grains and legumes that are not yet in wide use. Each class includes three completely different dishes of the food being highlighted, and there will be samples of each dish for participants, as well as the recipes. Registration is separate for each class, but participants are encouraged to sign up for the entire series. On June 4th, the focus is on buckwheat (also known as "kasha"), a gluten-free grain unrelated to wheat. Taste its versatility -- sign up now!

Pre-registration required - open through May 31st!

Location: Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church - 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239

For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at or 503-521-1941.

Help shape PDX VegFest!

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June 11 (5:30 - 7:00 PM)

The next planning meeting is June 11th at 5:30pm: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, Oregon 97215. Hope to see you there!

NW Veg is gearing up for another incredible VegFest this fall and we need your help to make it a success! The 13th Annual Portland VegFest will be held on October 14th & 15th at the Oregon Convention Center.

Let us know how you'd like to be involved by filling out this survey.

Planting Peace: Words & Music for an Awakening World

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June 25 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Join us for an evening of food, original music, and a lecture on Dr. Will Tuttle’s acclaimed best-seller, The World Peace Diet.

The potluck begins at 5pm, followed by Northwest VEG's brief annual meeting. The evening will feature Dr. Tuttle as guest speaker and concert pianist, with guest artists Madeleine on flute and Daniel Redwood on guitar with original compositions.

Where: Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard, OR 97224.

The World Peace Diet is published in 16 languages, and Dr. Tuttle has lectured and performed widely throughout North America and worldwide. A featured expert in Cowspiracy and other documentary films, his doctorate degree from U.C., Berkeley, focused on educating intuition and altruism, and he has taught college courses in creativity, comparative religion, and philosophy. He’s a recipient of the prestigious Courage of Conscience Award and is a former Zen monk and Dharma Master in the Zen tradition. Editor of Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice, and creator of 7 much-loved CD albums of original piano music, he’s noted for clear and inspiring presentations that often include his music as well as evocative animal paintings by his spouse, Madeleine, a visionary artist from Switzerland.

Nutrition for the Physically Active

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June 29 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Vancouver Potluck with nutritionist and certified running coach, Wilfredo (Will) Benitez Whether you call yourself an athlete or just a frequent exerciser, your body needs a bit more nutritional nourishment than usual. In fact, even if you only exercise once a week, you should be paying attention to your nutrition. Join Will for a discussion on nutrition for the physically active. All levels of active persons and those aspiring to be more physically active are welcome to this discussion.

Will owns On Pace Wellness and graduates in July 2017 with a Master's degree in Nutrition.

Click here for details. Vancouver location to be announced soon.

Celebrate the 4th with us!

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July 4 (3:00 - 6:00 PM)

Join us for our annual Fourth of July potluck. Bring your fave vegan meal; we'll provide the vegan ice cream!

Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park, SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

Productive Conversation in Times of Controversy

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July 27 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Vancouver Potluck with Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Founder Katie Cantrell

Katie will share insight from years of experience on engaging in productive dialogue around controversial issues rather than confrontation. The time has never been more ripe.

Click here for details. Vancouver location to be announced soon.

PDX Potluck: Arts as Activism

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August 20 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Michael Harren is a Brooklyn-based composer and performer who is currently touring the United States with his original solo show, The Animal Show. The show was written during his year-long residency at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary where he discovered that theater and music could be deeply transformative in ways that his other forms of animal advocacy were not. Michael is a passionate music educator and serves as Director of Communications for Our Hen House.

When: 5:00pm potluck; 6:30pm talk
Where: 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Click here for details.

Vancouver Potluck: Vegan on the Go!

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August 31 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Vancouver Potluck with Daniela Lais, author of the brand new cookbook Vegan On the Go.

Click here for details. Vancouver location to be announced soon.