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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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.

Join us at this month's Vancouver potluck, 6:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Click here for details.

July Cooking Class: Teff

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July 2 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

The third class in our new “Food in Depth” series focusing on protein foods will be on teff. Teff is a high protein, high mineral, gluten-free grain. The class consists of a 1.5 hour cooking demonstration of at least three completely different dishes using teff. The person doing the demo is an exceptional cook who has done several demos for us before, and whose dishes have been very popular. You will get amazing samples of each dish, along with the recipes. Taste the versatility of teff -- sign up now!

Pre-registration required - open through June 28th!

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.

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, plus plates, utensils, serving spoons; we'll provide the vegan ice cream! Lawn games welcome too!

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

Gresham Potluck Delish Demo with Jeanne

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July 9 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Learn how to make a living, raw hummus to be served in a cucumber cup with Plant-Based Cooking Instructor and owner of Upcycling Creations, Jeanne Schultz. Jeanne will discuss and demonstrate how to create a living hummus made with sprouted chick peas, spinach and fresh herbs. Samples and recipes provided. In keeping with the theme of our potluck speaker, you might consider bringing a raw dish to share, although cooked food is also welcome.

15150 NE Glisan Street, Portland OR. Click here for details.

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.

Join us at this month's Vancouver potluck, 6:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Click here for details.