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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Out to Pasture Fundraiser Dinner at Portobello

August 31 (7:00 PM)

Please join us for a Out to Pasture Fundraiser Dinner at Portobello on Monday, August 31. Enjoy a four course meal inspired by the animals of OTP all the while helping to raise some much needed funds for feed, vet care and housing. Out to Pasture is a non-profit sanctuary located in Estacada and dedicated to sheltering abused, neglected and homeless animals.
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Peter Singer - Free Lecture at Pacific University

September 10 (7:00 - 8:30 PM)

Peter Singer, one of the most well-known contemporary philosophers and an influential public figure, will be presenting, "The Most Good You Can Do: Effectively Aiding Humans and Other Animals." on the Forest Grove campus of Pacific University. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. His book, Animal Liberation, is credited with starting the modern animal rights movement. His writings on ethics, medicine, health care, charitable giving, effective altruism, public policy, and animal issues have influenced not just countless philosophy students, but also well-known public figures.

The lecture will be at the Stoller Center on Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon (see map) and is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. Click here to visit the event FaceBook page.

A reception and book signing hosted by Northwest VEG and Pacific University will follow.

2-Day Vegan Fusion Workshop - NW VEG discount!

September 19 - 20 (1:00 - 8:00 PM)

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 at Deb Kay's 2-Day Workshop at Mt Tabor Space in Portland.
In this part hands-on and part demonstration style workshop, you will learn how to prepare a Vegan Feast that will impress even the most omnivorous of your friends and family. The cost is just $225 per person and includes recipe hand-outs and daily gourmet meals. Northwest VEG members get 10% off registration fees! Click here for information on how to become a Northwest VEG member.

To register, send an email to or and mention Portland, Oregon Vegan Fusion Certified Teacher Class in the subject line. A welcome letter with additional information will be sent once registration and payment are confirmed. For more information on Vegan Fusion classes click here.

NW VEG Eastside Potluck and Presentation by Matt Ball

September 20 (5:00 PM)

After our community potluck, please help us in welcoming Matt Ball from Farm Sanctuary for his talk "The Path to Animal Liberation: Lessons from past movements and unique aspects of our work". Some animal advocates will cherrypick aspects of past social justice movements as a means of defending their chosen tactics. Doing so misses two important points: not every tactic of past social justice movements aided in advancing the cause, and there are significant differences between our efforts for animal liberation and past social justice movements. Matt will review the lessons of past movements as they relate to our current efforts for animals. He will also look at the specific lessons from our movement’s history, with a special emphasis on his quarter century as an advocate. Drawing on this history, he will outline a productive path to animal liberation.

This event will be at the Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark St., Portland, OR. Come to the potluck at 5:00, the presentation at 6:30, 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, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information email A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

Portland Vegan Beer & Food Fest

September 26 (1:00 - 7:00 PM)

The Portland Vegan Beer and Food Festival will be taking place at Zidell Yards and feature local & regional craft beer. Hosting 50 of Portlands favorite vegan restaurants, carts, trucks, and vendors. We will also be bringing some of our favorites from this year's LA Vegan Beer and Food Festival.

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Upon entry you will receive your very own Vegan Beer & Food Festival glass and enjoy unlimited pours from 50 breweries featuring 100+ different beers. We do sell a non-drinking ticket as well. Also, we always have a few GF beers, and we will have handful of vendors that are GF as well. Food is not included in the ticket.

Vegan Fusion Cuisine Cooking Immersions

September 28 - May 16

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:

  • 3-Day teacher training beginning on September 28, 2015
  • 10-Day cooking immersion beginning on May 2, 2016
  • 3-Day teacher training beginning on May 14, 2016

  • 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.