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.

Watch Cowspiracy for $1!

April 22 - 28

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Solution will be available online for just $1 for one week starting April 22nd. Click here for details. This documentary examines the effect of animal agriculture on the environment and how it contributes to climate change, resource depletion, and water pollution. It also examines why, even though animal agriculture ranks among the top contributors to all of these problems, it has not been given much attention by mainstream environmental organizations and shows us all how we can make a difference in our own lives at every meal.

NW VEG Vancouver Potluck and Presentation

April 30 (6:30 PM)

Following our usual potluck, join David Cacanindin for a presentation on, "Growing Your Own Food." David is a renaissance man in a modern world. Check his hat rack, and you'll find a chef's hat, a jungle hat, a bicycle helmet, and construction goggles. The rest of the time, he's meditating under a monk-length bed of hair. A raw foods nutritionist, world traveler, NYC chef, energy healer, jazz pianist, music teacher, permaculturist, and zero-waste environmentalist, David is bound to send you away with some new ideas. Follow David on Tumblr and his travel blog.

Come to the potluck at 6:30, the talk at 7:30, or both! The potluck and demo will be in the Oak and Elm Rooms at the Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663 [see map]. This is just over the I-5 Bridge - very quick to reach from Portland.
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. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

Veggie Grill Fundraiser to benefit Vegan Outreach

May 9 (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Join us for a delicious meal and a benefit for Vegan Outreach. The Downtown Portland Veggie Grill (508 SW Taylor St., Portland) will graciously be donating 50% of your food & beverage purchases from 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 9, to Northwest VEG! Just remember to mention that you are there to support Vegan Outreach. (For Vegan Outreach to get the 50% donation, you MUST mention the fundraiser when you pay.) Vegan Outreach was founded in 1993 to move society away from eating animals and their products. Their volunteers personally hand out close to 2 million booklets each year about compassionate diets to students in schools and colleges throughout the country each year, and they supply some of the best literature Northwest VEG uses at our informational events.

NW VEG Eastside Portland Potluck and Seitan Cooking Demo

July 19 (5:00 PM)

After our usual community potluck, please help us in welcoming, Rosalind and Clayton McCallard, the founders of Portland's only vegan metal sandwich company, Snackrilege and their head seitan maker, Rebecca Smith. The Snackrilege team will be presenting, "The Science of Seitan," and share with us their trade secrets on creating the perfect seitan! SAMPLES will be provided!
Snackrilege prides themselves and creating perfectly tasty, affordable, plant-based foods that people can grab-and-go for anytime delicious satisfaction. To learn more about Snackrilege, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 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 info@nwveg.org. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

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.

    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 info@veganfusion.com or kaydebbie25@yahoo.com 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.