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.

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

Portland Potluck and Celebratory Cooking Demo

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July 17 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Join Chelsea Lincoln for her 20th vegan anniversary as she prepares a few of her most popular and favorite recipes: tempeh turnovers, coconut cloud cupcakes, and the versatile roasted red pepper cashew spread. Chelsea has spent years developing recipes—both personally and professionally—alongside participating in animal rights activism, visiting farm sanctuaries, photographing wildlife, and playing with her companion animals.

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.

Gene Baur’s 30th Anniversary Tour comes to Portland

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July 21 (7:00 - 8:30 PM)

Gene Baur is visiting Portland to celebrate 30 years of rescue, education, and advocacy with Farm Sanctuary. He will be accompanied by Alex Lockwood, author of ‘The Pig in Thin Air'. The event includes book readings and discussion of activism, writing, and running. Both Gene and Alex are avid vegan athletes. Gene is an Ironman competitor, and Alex trains and runs in ultra marathons, so they are sure to say something about that. You are invited to celebrate with Gene and Alex for a memorable evening of thoughtful animal awareness.

Date: Thurs. July 21
Time: 7 PM
Place: First Unitarian Church, Eliot Sanctuary, 1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR
Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Vancouver Vegan Potluck Picnic

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July 28 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

We had a great time and great attendance at our Vancouver Vegan Picnic Potluck last year at the beautiful Marine Park, so we'll be doing it again for the July Northwest VEG Vancouver Potluck. Marine Park sits on 26-acres and is part of the Waterfront River Renaissance Trail offering walking trails, play equipment, and views of Columbia River. Click here for a map. This will be a relaxing informal picnic, followed by optional lawn games. Look for the Northwest VEG sign at the parking lot.

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 and open to everyone. For more information, email us at info@nwveg.org.