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.

Pressure Cooking 101 with author, JL Fields!

March 7 (12:00 - 2:00 PM)

Join The Herbivore Clothing Company (1211 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR) for an afternoon of legumes! Using a pressure cooker is the perfect way to get more beans and lentils into your mouth, without using a can opener.

JL's new book, Vegan Pressure Cooking, is chock full of recipes - you just need to learn how to use a pressure cooker. Come to this event and learn! Buy the book, meet JL, become a pressure cooking aficionado! Plus, Fagor is giving away a pressure cooker to one lucky attendee! Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Tofurky VEG Film Series

January 22 - March 12 (7:00 PM)

Join The Tofurky Company for their first ever VEG Film Series at Andrew's Skylight Theater (109 Oak St., Hood River, OR)!
March 12: Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Proceeds will go to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Tickets may be purchased online for $5.00 or for $8.00 at the door. Free vegan pizza and fun veg door prizes included!

NW VEG Happy Hour at Black Water Bar

March 12 (8:00 - 9:30 PM)

Join us for our monthly happy hour at Black Water Bar (835 NE Broadway St., Portland), the home of one of the best vegan burgers in town and an unbelievable vegan cheesesteak. Please remember to RSVP on our meetup page and to update your status if your plans change to make room for those on the waitlist.

NW VEG Eastside Potluck with Food Blogger Jess Sconé

March 15 (5:00 PM)

Native New Yorker turned longtime Portlander Jess Sconé joins Northwest VEG in March for a demo on modern pickle & (vegan!) cheese plating. Jess is an award-winning blogger, writer, event maker and obsessive home cook who will share her tips on making your own easy, seasonal refrigerator pickles, cocktail/mocktail pairings, and share a recipe or two (with SAMPLES!) from her latest vegan cheese adventures. You may also recognize Jess as the co-founder of both Portland's Vegan Iron Chef organization and Vida Vegan Con, which returns this May for its third vegan media + lifestyle conference to Austin, TX. Catch up with Jess on her blog and Instagram, @jdfunks.

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.

Veg 101 Series - Cooking and Classes

March 15 (6:30 - 8:45 PM)

Learn the basics of plant-based cooking and living in a friendly, casual, and supportive atmosphere! Our popular Veg 101 classes for vegetarian/vegan beginners start again on Sunday, March 15. This is a 6-week series, featuring both a lecture and a cooking demonstration (with samples) each week. The cooking demonstrations include grains, legumes, tofu, tempeh, seitan, and more. The lectures provide an excellent grounding in topics such as health, nutrition, factory farming, environmental impact, and other related subjects.

These classes are very affordable – just $55 for the entire series, including the food, ($10 off for NWVEG members), or just $25 for low income.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, please visit: nwveg.org/veg-101

2-Day Vegan Fusion Workshop

March 21 - 22

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 on March 21&22, 2015.

Deb will also be holding a 1 day hands on cooking class on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12:30pm-4pm at Youth & Family Link located at 907 Douglas St., Longview, WA. Space is limited and you must preregister with Deb Kay at 360-431-4182 or kaydebbie25@yahoo.com. The cost is just $50 per person. 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.

NW VEG Vancouver Potluck and Chinese Medicine Talk

March 26 (6:30 PM)

Join us for a community potluck followed by a presentation on Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective on Healthly Vegan Living by Genevieve Johnson, L.Ac., acupuncturist and herbalist. Genevieve will also give us a demonstration of how to balance our foods using a Chinese Medicine Perspective.

Genevieve Johnson, L.Ac. is an acupuncturist and herbalist that focuses on plant-based nutrition and a healthy lifestyle for optimal well-being. She first became a vegetarian at the age of 12 when she was given her first pet, Buddy a parakeet. A few years later she decided to go vegan. When she was in college she had great success with acupuncture, herbs and diet dramatically impacting her health and decided to become an acupuncturist. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings ranging from hospitals to drug rehab facilities and private practice. She now practices at An Sen Clinic in NE Portland. Genevieve has lots of great recipes and resources available on her website veganacupuncture.com.

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.

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 us and Eatin' Alive as we hop into spring with ​some ​fresh 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 upcyclingcreations@gmail.com for more information.

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 be April 25 – May 3, 2015. Stay tuned for more info.