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Upcoming Events

Please note that all events are open to everyone! Special accommodations needed? Click here.
Submit listings relevant to the mission of Northwest VEG to info@nwveg.org.

Portland Premiere of Cowspiracy
July 24 (7:00 PM)
It's coming! The Portland screening of COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret - the groundbreaking film about the impact that animal agriculture has on the environment.
Follow an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today. An in-depth Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Click here to purchase tickets. Join the event on Facebook.
OTP Sanctuary Open House
July 26 (5:00 - 8:00 PM) - Volunteers Needed
Come join the fun! Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary's annual open house will feature a free vegan bbq, sack races, vegan cupcake walk, free door prizes and a chance to meet all the animals! Out to Pasture is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit located at 33190 SE Regan Hill Road in Estacada OR 97023. For more information visit their Facebook page and website. All ages are welcome at this event!

Northwest VEG is helping to organize volunteers for this great event. Please email Chelsea Davis at volunteer@nwveg.org for more info.
Longview, WA Community Vegan/Vegetarian Potluck And
July 26 (6:00 PM)
Join your fellow vegheads at the next Longview Community Vegan/Vegetarian Potluck at the Youth & Family Link Gym located at 907 Douglas St in Longview, WA., for the potluck at 6pm or the talk by Robb AKA “Rawb” Krauseat 7pm or both!

Robb AKA “Rawb” Krause teaches free classes in Raw-Vegan Food Preparation in Portland, OR. He makes easy, quick, nutrient dense and delicious foods with local, fresh and organic produce. He makes everything from salads and dressings, pasta, nut cheeses, chowders, chili, and Chocolate-Rasberry Ganache Cake, all raw, all vegan. Rawb has two passions: Raw Vegan Food & Nutrition. It is his goal to incorporate both of those to help others achieve improved sense of well being. Rawb will be demonstrating a raw nut meat chili and will share his story of hope, healing, miracles, & raw foods. “Healing begins the moment you believe that healing is possible, and not until”

Please bring a vegan (plant-based with no animal products, including honey) or vegetarian (plant-based with dairy or egg) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients, copies of your recipe to share, if you'd like, and plates and utensils for your use. For those who bring a dish, 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. This is an alcohol-free event. A donation of $2 per person is suggested to help cover room rental expenses. Please RSVP to kaydebbie25@yahoo.com.
Forum on Captive Elephant Care
July 26 (2:00 - 4:00 PM)
Engage with experts Dr. Blair Csuti, Sundari SitaRam, and Janet Conklin who will share their research and experiences on elephant care. A Q&A session will follow so bring your questions! Education is vital to understanding the conditions and needs of captive elephants. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the U.S. Bank Room at Central Public Library.
For more information visit their Facebook event page.
4th Annual VegQuest!
July 27 (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Join your fellow veg-head adventurers in taking on vegan Portland. In this race organized by Try Vegan PDX, teams of 2-4 people will solve clues and complete challenges, which will lead them to vegan businesses in Portland. Besides having a great time, you are sure to discover some great new options in Portland's amazing vegan scene. Mark your calendars! Winning teams get prizes!

The race will begin and end at Colonel Summers Park located in SE Portland. Costumes encouraged but not required. $10 per person in advance, $15 the day of. Register at tryveganpdx.com.
NW VEG Vancouver Potluck with R.J. Dannemiller
July 31 (6:30 PM)
After our usual potluck, join us in welcoming R. J. Dannemiller who will share his simple savvy keys for successful traveling, snacking and living from a raw vegan minimalist perspective. R.J. will also satisfy your sweet tooth with a demo on how to make your own delicious raw vegan truffles (FREE SAMPLES)!

R. J. Dannemiller, minimalist lifestyle expert & founder of Simple Savvy Holistic Living--"The voice of the minimalist lifestyle", inspires and empowers people to make choices that simplify their lives while promoting holistic health and sustainability. In addition, he is a sociologist, vegan, world traveler, coach and writer as well as a native Ohioan, who resides in Portland, Oregon.

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.
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 Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown
August 4 (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 $2 per game and the winner takes the pot. The last round of the night is a blackout round at $3 per card.
Hope to see you there!
Try Vegan Week 2014
August 9 - 17 (11:00 - 2:00 AM)
This annual event is the foundation of TryVeganPDX. The week includes workshops, speakers, dine-outs, and mentoring. The week will conclude with a Masquerade Theme Vegan Prom on Saturday, August 16, at 8pm, that will include music, photos, costumes, and community! *All events are free to attend with the exception of Vegan Prom which is Try Vegan PDX's biggest annual fundraiser.* For more information visit http://tryveganpdx.com/!
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.
Upcoming Vegan Fusion Classes
August 11 - October 25
Whether you are an experienced cook, looking to get a job in the vegan restaurant industry, or simply interested in deepening your knowledge of vegan, vegetarian and raw foods, you can learn from a pro on how to prepare healthy world-class vegan cuisine! This is a life transforming experience and special opportunity to study intensely with Mark Reinfeld, the founding chef of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, winner of the 2006 ‘Ilima Award for “Best Restaurant on Kaua’i”.
Mark Reinfeld will be teaching the following classes in Portland this year:
  • 10-Day cooking immersion beginning on August 11
  • 3-Day teacher training beginning on August 23
  • 2-Day Holiday Feast Workshop Taught by Deb Kay, certified Vegan Fusion Instructor on October 25-26
Mark has graciously offered Northwest VEG members 10% off registration fees! Click here for information on how to become a Northwest VEG member. For more information on Vegan Fusion classes and registration details click here.