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

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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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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.

Vancouver Potluck: Going vegan for the polar bears

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December 8 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Vancouver Potluck: Going vegan for the polar bears. Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t just save farmed animals – wild animals from butterflies to polar bears reap the benefits of the rising popularity of plant-based foods. This talk will discuss some of the ways our dietary choices impact wildlife and the environment and how individuals can help create a food system that’s healthier for people, animals and the planet. Join Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, to learn more. Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Stephanie's presentation at 7:30pm, or both!

This month's potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661.

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.

Vegan Iron Chef presents: DIY DATE NIGHT

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December 9 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

You’re invited to a holiday date night on Friday, Dec. 9th at People’s Food Co-op...Vegan Iron Chef style! This special event includes live cooking demos, stories and tips for a “DIY” date night of your own, featuring samples and a take-home recipe handout for a homemade Italian American menu by Jess “Sconé” DeNoto including:

  • Winter Bruschetta
  • Spaghetti Bolognese w/ toasted Pumpkin Seed-Hemp Parmesan
  • Sautéed Broccoli Raab
  • suggested Cocktail/Mocktail pairing
  • Limoncello-inspired dessert TBA.

  • Enjoy samples, live cooking and plating demos of all dishes, light refreshments and mood music by SELECTOR TNT. Gluten-free options will be marked & available.

    Bring a date (or two!), bring a friend, or hey, bring yourself and come to meet new friends! “DATE NIGHT” tickets are now avaiabile at diydatenight.eventbrite.com and are $15 per person, $25 per couple, or $35 per trio. Email veganironchef@gmail.com with any questions, donation inquiries or ideas to get involved.

    All event proceeds go to Vegan Iron Chef, a 100% volunteer run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded 2010 in Portland, OR. Our mission is to celebrate creative culinary achievements, bring attention to food justice issues, and unite the ever-expanding vegan community through events and programming. Past happenings include the “Summer of Brunch” series, VeganMacShowCase, Pop-Up! Taco Shop!, Scrambletown, Rainbow Brunch and city-wide competitions.

    Tickets: diydatenight.eventbrite.com
    Hosted at People’s Co-op’s Community Room

    Northwest VEG at Portland Green Festival

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    December 9 - 11 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Green Festival, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event returns to Portland December 9-11 at the Oregon Convention Center. Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace with the purpose of bringing together consumers, local businesses, environmental advocates, community leaders and sustainability experts, all under one roof to help create ways for people to discover new products and sustainable businesses that are making a difference for the future. Discover the latest green living and plant-based diets, sample local vegan/vegetarian food, experience children’s activities in the Family Fun Pavilion and enjoy film screenings and presentations from environmental experts. Find unique gifts and stocking stuffers from a wide variety of local, sustainable products that are good for the planet.

    Represent Northwest VEG at our table! Sign up here to volunteer, or email volunteer@nwveg.org with any questions. A brief e-training will be provided prior to the event so you feel prepared and confident.

    Show hours open to the public are: FRI. 12/9 12noon-6pm, SAT. 12/10 10am-6pm and SUN. 12/12 10am-5pm at the OCC (Hall B) located at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. FREE EVENT to Shop! Taste! Enjoy! Contact info@greenfestivals.org or call 828-236-0324 ext 300 for more information.

    Register for tickets here.

    Portland Potluck w/ Activist Artist Brittney West

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    December 18 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

    Activist artist Brittney West will be sharing her thought-provoking series of art that explores our relationship with animals. Her work has been exhibited worldwide as an effort to bring global awareness to urgent animal rights issues, to encourage inner and outer reflection on the roles we play in protecting vulnerable animals and our shared planet.

    The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the presentation at 6:30pm, or both! 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 generously; 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.