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.

Northwest VEG is hiring!

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May 16 - June 10

Northwest VEG is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator and Event Planning Assistant who will oversee the volunteer program and recruit, motivate, train, and supervise volunteers for Northwest VEG events, programs, and projects. The largest volunteer event is the annual two-day VegFest, but this employee will also manage volunteers for other annual events, including but not limited to Compassionate Thanksgiving, Tofurky Trot, and local tabling. This employee also assists as needed in event planning.

This part-time position reports to the Executive Director and will average 20-30 hours each week over the course of the year, with the busiest time of year being July-October.

Visit our Jobs page for more information and application instructions.

Portland Premiere with Q&A of Vegan: Everyday Stories

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June 12 (7:00 PM)

Please join us for the Portland premiere of our new documentary "Vegan: Everyday Stories" at the Clinton Street Theater! The movie will begin at 7pm followed by Q&A with some of the cast and crew. We expect this to sell out so buy your tickets early! Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the film.

Strawberry Shortcourse Festival

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June 18 (10:00 - 10:50 AM)

Join vegan chef, Jeanne Schultz, as she teaches students how to make a Gluten Free Plant-Based Strawberry Shortcake that is made from whole, plant-based, fresh and nutritious ingredients. Alternative vegan baking techniques will be discussed along with samples and recipes that will be given out. The almighty chia seed along with flax seed are the two major ingredient stars in this recipe. These wholesome little cakes are then topped with fresh strawberries to make a plant-based, gluten free and more nutritious version of an old summertime favorite. Try to arrive a little early if you plan on attending the 10:00 session to get the full schedule and room number for demonstration, seating is limited, first come first seated. Two opportunities: 10:00-10:50 am; 12:00-12:50 pm Mt Hood Community College, Gresham Campus

Portland Potluck and Dr. Orestes Gutierrez

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June 19 (5:00 - 7:45 PM)

Bring your own plate and silverware and vegan potluck offering and enjoy a delicious and highly varied meal with us. Then, after the potluck we are very lucky to be treated to a talk by Dr. Orestes Gutierrez titled Three Steps to Superior Health: An Evidence Based Guide for Stress Reduction, Longevity and Weight Loss. Dr. Gutierrez will share scientifically proven principles of stress reduction and evidence based nutrition information. He will discuss the risks and benefits of a vegan diet, and the secret of being a lifelong vegan. Dr. Gutierrez lives in Eugene and is a family physician with Gutierrez Holistic Family Medicine. Prior to Dr. Gutierrez's talk, Northwest VEG will hold a brief annual meeting to finalize the election of the Board of Directors.

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.

4th of July Picnic in new location

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

Come join in the fun at Northwest VEG's annual 4th of July potluck picnic and celebrate the spirit of independence with delicious plant-based food. We're holding this in a new location this year, at the Evelyn M Schiffler Memorial Park, close to 5600 SW Erickson. For directions and public transportation options, see this description. Look for the Northwest VEG banner. We'll have Coconut Bliss ice cream for everyone!

Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert (we'll supply the drinks); a card listing its ingredients; and plates, utensils and cups for your use; figure the amount to serve 6 generously. Bring your croquet, badminton, bocce balls, or any other lawn or table games! We have reserved a number of picnic tables, but you may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets. If it looks like rain, we'll meet at West Hills UU Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Road. Check our website for updates, or call (503) 746-8344. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the picnic area rental.

Gresham Area Potluck and The Power of Raw Foods

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July 10 (5:00 - 7:45 PM)

Join Northwest VEG in welcoming Kathy Peterman, RN, as she shares her journey in raw food, detoxifying, juicing, and trying out various ways to lose weight. It's a journey that got her to now do a raw cleanse three times as a way to enhance her health and focus on caring for her body, mind, and spirit. Come learn more about her journey and how it might be helpful to you. Recipe and samples of a raw smoothie will be 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.

The potluck will be held at the Healing Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15150 NE Glisan Street, 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. Questions? Please email Jeanne at upcyclingcreations@gmail.com.

Under the Sea: Plant Based Cooking with Sea Veggies with Jeanne

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July 16 (12:00 - 4:00 PM)

This four hour plant-based cooking workshop at Mt Hood Community College, Gresham Campus is designed for beginning to intermediate level students who want to learn more about incorporating sea veggies into every day traditional Japanese vegan fusion dishes. Demonstrations will be provided along with reference guides, recipes and samples. Learn how to make Japanese inspired vegan plant-based dishes that are easier, more manageable and more satisfying with the tips and tricks that will be shared. You do not have to be vegan to take this class! Menu items are: Spinach Sesame Salad (Oshitashi), Nori Rice Balls (Onigiri), Edamame Sea Vegetable Soup, Matcha Coconut Tart with Raw Cacao Date Nut Crust, Veggie sushi and Green Tea. Class fee is $55/person; $10 Senior Citizen Discount and deadline to register for class is July 10, 2016.

Seasonal Plant Based Cooking with Deb Kay

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July 17 (2:00 - 6:00 PM)

Thinking of adding more plant based options to your menu but not sure how to make it interesting for yourself and others? What do we cook? Will my family eat it? Pleasing the other members of the family is one of the biggest challenges. In this class we'll cook some basic, simple techniques and meals the whole family will enjoy that don't take all day to prepare.

Come learn how fun and easy it is to turn seasonal fresh ingredients into a tasty full meal from appetizer to dessert. We'll make a simple yet impressive meal together. The class will be held at Tabor Space (5441 SE Belmont, Portland).

All the recipes are vegan, gluten free, easy, and very versatile. This is a small 'hands on' class using fresh whole foods to create a wonderful plant based meal. You'll come away with some great tips to create amazing meals without any animal products. Included in the class are information handouts, recipes, and a gourmet vegan meal.

This is a small class so pre-registration is required.
Price - $60 For more info and to register, please send me a message or email kaydebbie25@yahoo.com
NW VEG Members receive a 10% discount