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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 - Humane Education, Claire Howe from HEART

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September 29 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Bring your appetites to the Vancouver Potluck at 6:30, and then following the potluck, we will hear from Claire Howe from HEART. Comprehensive humane education not only informs students on animal protection, human rights, and environmental ethics issues, it also allows students to think critically about contemporary problems and devise their own most ethical, sustainable solutions. In this presentation, Claire will discuss the concept and practice of humane education as well as cover how we can all get involved in a burgeoning movement to create a kinder world through education. Come to the potluck at 6:30, the presentation at 7:30, or both! The potluck will be in the Oak Room 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.

Portland Activists & the Paradigm of HEALTHY Plant-Based Eating

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October 9 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Gresham Area Potluck:

Please join us for a lively panel presentation by three Portland Plant-Based Meetup Group activists including Linda Hendrickson, Marlee Kaiser and Ian Harasser. Linda Hendrickson is a fiber arts teacher and author, an enthusiastic Nutritarian and a NW VEG volunteer who organizes events for the Portland Nutritarian Meetup Group. Marlee Kaiser is a registered R.N., NW VEG volunteer and organizer of PDX Food As Medicine Meetup Group. Ian Harasser is a practicing Oregon attorney, in training for a triathlon and a new organizer of Optimal Health With a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet Meetup Group.

In the past few years, these new groups were created in Portland to educate and support people in HEALTHY plant-based eating. This potluck will be a joyful celebration of whole foods. We will experience a feeling of the abundance of nature. We will discuss discoveries of new kitchen skills and new vegetables, and develop new friendships. The panel strives to eat a whole food, plant-based diet, refraining from processed foods, and some members even say no added oil, salt, or sugar. The panel will engage with participants in question/answer format and discussion topics.

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. For this particular potluck, we encourage you to consider bringing a dish consisting entirely of whole foods from your kitchen or garden such as vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds-with no oil, salt, or added sugar. This could be as simple as a plate of sliced tomatoes or fruit, a green salad with a nut-based dressing, or red lentils with Indian spices. 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 jeanne@nwveg.org.

Sandy Potluck with Dr. Craig McDougall

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November 6 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

At the second quarterly vegan potluck in Sandy, Oregon, join Dr. Craig McDougall for an informational discussion on Reinventing primary care: integrating lifestyle medicine into a medical practice.

The potluck will be held at the Sandy Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18575 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR 97055. 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.

Vegan Cooking Class - Holiday Dishes

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November 17 (6:00 - 8:30 PM)

Learn to make a variety of delicious holiday dishes that are meat free, dairy free, and egg free. They're healthy and no animals were harmed in their creation! Join registered dietitian Sara O'Leary for this beginner-level class which includes demos (and tasting!) for hearty lentil loaf, kale waldorf salad, cranberry relish, twice-baked stuffed sweet potatoes, and pumpkin chia pudding. These dishes will delight all of the vegetarians and vegans at your dinner table (and even the omnivores). $69. Held in room 153, these classes sell out quickly, so register now, for class number F232 here.