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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Volunteer with us at The Better Living Show!

March 28 - 29 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) - Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help staff the Northwest VEG table at this year's Better Living Show. This is a great event and perfect opportunity to volunteer with Northwest VEG. Tabling entails talking with interested attendees about a plant-based lifestyle and Northwest VEG offerings (including our classes, potlucks, presentations and more); handing out literature; directing attendees to additional resources and recipes as necessary; and generally putting a positive face to a compassionate lifestyle.
New volunteers are welcomed and will be paired with an experienced volunteer and given training materials before hand.

Please email our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at for more information.

Better Living Show
Where: Portland Expo Center @ 2060 Marine Dr., Portland
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 28&29
Sunday Shifts Needed: 9:45am-12:45pm, 3:15-6:15pm

"Breaking the Taboo": Free talk at Lewis and Clark

April 2 (12:10 - 1:20 PM)

On Thursday, April 2 @ 12:10pm–1:20pm, Lewis & Clark Law School, located at 10015 Southwest Terwilliger Blvd, Wood Hall Room 7, Portland, will be having a FREE talk on human population growth, animals and the environment entitled, "Breaking the Taboo: Animal Rights, Human Rights and the Future of the Planet."

Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, along with Carter Dillard, director of litigation at Animal Legal Defense Fund, will be discussing the often-ignored topic of how our runaway human population growth and overconsumption threaten wildlife and the planet, and how we can use policy, the law and creative outreach to break through the taboo and tackle these critical issues while advancing rights for humans, animals and the environment.

This lunchtime discussion is FREE and open to the public. Learn more about the event by clicking here.

Animal Law Review Symposium at Lewis and Clark

April 3 (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

This year's Lewis and Clark Animal Law Review is titled, "Old MacDonald's Not-So-Little Farm: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Contemporary Animal Agriculture," and will include engaging discussions of the legal protections and pitfalls of animal agricultural practices. Four panels of legal professionals and scholars from across the country will explore how different areas of law intersect within the context of contemporary animal agriculture.

- Constitutional Law: Constitutional Issues in Exposing Farming Practices & Animal Cruelty
- Environmental Law & Sustainability: Environmental Impacts of Industrial-Scale Agriculture
- Health Law: Antibiotics & Upcoming Legal Challenges
- Labor Law, Consumer Law, and Criminal Law: Protecting the Rights of Animals, Workers, & Consumers

Bruce Friedrich, Farm Sanctuary
Peter Brandt, Humane Society of the United States
Paige Tomaselli, Center for Food Safety
Carter Dillard, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Stephanie Feldstein, Center for Biological Diversity
Elisabeth Holmes, Of Counsel for Center for Food Safety
Jake Kamins, Oregon Animal Cruelty Deputy District Attorney
Kathy Hessler, Lewis & Clark Center for Animal Law Studies

Catered Lunch & Refreshments included
Student $7
General $12
CLE $40 for 4.75 credits
Click here for tickets.
For further information or any questions, please contact or

NW VEG Gresham Area Potluck with Owner of Eatin' Alive

April 12 (5:00 PM)

Join us for a delicious potluck and yummy raw cooking demonstration with Paige Common, the owner of Eatin’ Alive, a raw, gluten-free foods business based in Portland, Oregon that uses as much local, organic produce as possible. They pride themselves on utilizing simple, healthy ingredients to provide robust, decadent food—collard green and sunflower seed wraps, zucchini noodle lasagna, cashew cheesecakes and much more. Eatin' Alive offers grab-and-go dishes as well as catering services. Ultimately, they hope to inspire our customers to rethink their definition of food and nourishment.

So please join Eatin' Alive and Northwest VEG as we hop into spring with ​some ​delicious new ideas on how to use ​fresh ​greens to prepare wraps and sauces as well as a light and decadent sweet treat. ​Inspiring​ plant strong recipes and samples​ will be provided.​

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 demo 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. Please email Jeanne at for more information.

Adventist From Sickness to Health 5-day Seminar

April 8 - 12 (7:00 PM)

A five-day health seminar, entitled, “From Sickness to Health,” will be held nightly April 8-12, 2015, at 7:00 PM, and at 2:00 PM, Sunday, at the Adventist Medical Center amphitheater, 10123 SE Market Street. Portland, OR.

This seminar series will feature national health coach, television host, and author, Rico Hill. Participants will learn how to optimize their health, give support to healthy living, and increase their energy. There is no charge for the seminar. Free cooking demos and plant-powered food samples will be given nightly. A full meal is planned for after the Sunday afternoon session.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Send your e-mail registration to: Please include name and contact information. OR to register by phone, please call: (503) 609-0780, or 503-256-4000.

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

April 25 - May 3 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Mark your calenders! This year's tasty Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale will run April 25 – May 3, 2015.

Saturday, April 25: 10am–3pm @ 1923 SE 58th Ave Portland, OR Proceeds go to House of Dreams No-Kill Shelter

Vegan Fusion Cuisine Cooking Immersions

May 4 - August 29

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 Kauai". Mark Reinfeld will be teaching the following classes in Portland this year:

  • 10-Day cooking immersion beginning on May 4
  • 3-Day teacher training beginning on May 16
  • 10-Day cooking immersion beginning on August 17
  • 3-Day teacher training beginning on August 29

  • Northwest VEG members get 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.