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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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Upcoming Vegan Fusion Classes

August 11 - October 25

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! 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:

  • 2-Day Holiday Feast Workshop Taught by Deb Kay, certified Vegan Fusion Instructor on October 25-26
Mark has graciously offered Northwest VEG members 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.

Chinese Banquet Private Dineout

October 26 (6:00 - 8:00 PM)

This event is now full. Thank you for your interest

An 8-course dinner, patterned after traditional Chinese banquet meals served to celebrate special events, prepared by a vegetarian chef experienced in serving Chinese banquet meals, and cooked and served in a private home in Southwest Portland.

Limit: 10 people. The event is now full. This event is being held as a fundraiser for Northwest VEG.

NW VEG Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown

October 27 (8:00 PM)

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE. Join us for the last Northwest VEG Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown. Unfortunately, Slabtown is closing their doors on November 1, so let's help them go out with a bang! Come hang out, play some bingo, grab a drink and eat some great vegan food, all the while supporting this great vegan business while we still can.
Slabtown (1033 NW 16th Ave , Portland, OR) is practically a vegan bar, as it is home to the fantastic all-vegan Falafel House At Slabtown. The food is delicious and mostly made from scratch, including the pita bread and pickles. Can you say seitan gyro tots with vegan tzatziki sauce?
It's just $3 per game and the winner takes the pot. The last round of the night is a blackout round at $4 per card. See more info on our Facebook event page.
Hope to see you there!

NW VEG Vancouver Potluck with Chef Missi Kruck

October 30 (6:30 PM)

Join us for a delicious potluck followed by a demo with Chef Missi Kruck on the rediscovering root vegetables and brassicas. This demo will feature how to cut, store, and cook the vegetables in the root and brassica families. Chef Missi Kruck is a healthy eating plant based chef whose mission is to empower people to make conscious decisions that benefit the planet and themselves.

The potluck and presentation will be in the Oak/Elm 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. Join us for the potluck at 6:30pm, the presentation at 7:30, or both!
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.

Free Cowspiracy Screening

November 2

Want to see Cowspiracy but missed it at the Portland appearances? There will be a FREE showing at the First Unitarian Church on Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 1 PM in the Eliot Center, 1011 SW 12th, corner of SW 12th and Salmon St. Plan to stay for a short discussion afterward. Light snacks served starting at 12:30 but no food allowed in the screening area. This will be a perfect chance to see the film if you catch co-producer Keegan Kuhn's Q&A presentation at the NW VEG October Westside Portland Potluck. Cowspiracy is the 'game changer' film that clearly demonstrates the impacts of animal agriculture against a backdrop mystery of why this information has taken so long to attain a higher priority within mainstream environmental organizations.

Ultimate Mac & Cheese Showcase

November 16 (2:00 - 5:00 PM)

Vegan Iron Chef's Ultimate Mac and Cheese Showcase (aka a big, grand potluck!) at Hatch Community Innovation Lab (2420 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland) welcomes both professional and home cooks alike to show off just what sets their version apart, and everyone is invited to take a bite or two! They'll also have a select panel of all-star vegan judges weigh in, with special prizes going to both Audience Favorite and Judges Choice. For info and to purchase tickets click here.

NW VEG 11th Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck

November 23 (4:30 - 8:00 PM) - Volunteers Needed

Join Northwest VEG, other vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious people as we celebrate community and healthy plant-based food. This 11th annual vegan Thanksgiving potluck will stimulate your palate and give you the opportunity to meet new people. Registration will open soon.

Click here for details!

Tofurky Trot 2014

November 27 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Tofurky Company invites you to join in Tofurky Trot 2014, this Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. Tofurky Trots are designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local groups supporting plant-based diets. This year's event will support NW VEG and Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. The race is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It's a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant-based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday.

Click here for more details and to register.