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.

Vancouver Potluck: The Best Nutty Eats

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January 26 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

From milks, cheeses, and butters to sauces, dips, and desserts, nuts are key to composing many wholesome, deeply satisfying foods. Explore the potential of these nutrient dense ingredients with Jack McGuirk as he demonstrates and samples some of his favorite nut-centric recipes. Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Jack's presentation at 7:30pm, or both!

This month's potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661.

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.

Veg Challenge Completion Celebration

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January 28 (2:30 - 5:30 PM)



Come celebrate your participation in the 22 Day Veg Challenge and let us know how things went during our closing event! First, Emily Forbes will demonstrate how to cook a typical vegan dinner and provide delicious samples for tasting. Then, we will hear from a panel of speakers: Peter Spendelow will talk about the environmental impacts of eating meat, Daniel Redwood will speak about the nutritional aspects of a vegan lifestyle, and John Collins will educate us about the lives of farmed animals. You will have a chance to get your questions answered about all of these topics. We will have give aways including Pacific non-dairy milks, Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg, Lotus Foods rice packets, and GO VEGGIE vegan bars. There will also be drawings for cook book door prizes. Hope to see you there! We will meet at the Common House. Please park on the surrounding streets and note that Cascadia Commons (4377 SW 94th Ave, Portland) is a fragrance-free venue.

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Sandy Potluck w/ Dr. Klaper DVD Presentation

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February 5 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Join us for a wonderful vegan potluck and food demo at 5 pm followed at 6:00 pm with an informational DVD presentation by Dr. Michael Klaper. Dr. Klaper is one of the pre-eminent teaching physicians of our day. He is on staff at True North Health Center in California, specializing in optimal health through diet and fasting.

The potluck will be held at the Sandy Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18575 Langensand Road, Sandy, OR 97055. 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 contact Carol, our potluck hostess, with questions or for help with plant-based ideas for the potluck. Email: carol@gr8grace.com / Call: 503-449-1955

PDX Potluck w/ Artist Brittney West

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February 19 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Activist artist Brittney West will be sharing her thought-provoking series of art that explores our relationship with animals. Her work has been exhibited worldwide as an effort to bring global awareness to urgent animal rights issues, to encourage inner and outer reflection on the roles we play in protecting vulnerable animals and our shared planet.

The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, weather permitting. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm (the presentation has been postponed to the Feb. 19, 2017 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 generously; 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.

Vancouver Potluck: Going vegan for the polar bears

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February 23 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t just save farmed animals – wild animals from butterflies to polar bears reap the benefits of the rising popularity of plant-based foods. This talk will discuss some of the ways our dietary choices impact wildlife and the environment and how individuals can help create a food system that’s healthier for people, animals and the planet. Join Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, to learn more. Come to the delicious vegan potluck at 6:30pm, Stephanie's presentation at 7:30pm, or both!

This month's potluck will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661.

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.