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|Films to Change the World series: The Paw Project|
|March 9 (2:00 - 4:00 PM)|
|In partnership with the Multnomah County library system, Northwest VEG brings you a FREE film series that could change the way you see the world. We continue with The Paw Project.
Join us at the Multnomah County Central Library located at 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland. Doors open at 1:30pm.
After the film, join us for a discussion lead by Lisa Williams, DVM, from Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care.
The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations.
In the United States today, approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat's toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats who are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure, which costs upwards of $1,200. per hour – even for very young kittens.
These are animals we love, and with whom we share our homes. Why aren't we being told the truth about what the declawing procedure involves? The Paw Project documentary chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals through the grassroots advocacy efforts led by Dr. Conrad and The Paw Project.
|NW VEG Veg Kids Cooking Class: Sweet Treats|
|March 15 (4:00 - 5:30 PM)|
Details: Create irresistible sweet treats packed with nutritious ingredients that you and your kids can devour completely guilt-free. All the desserts will be low in sugar, oil free, and loaded with fruit, gluten-free whole grains, and nuts. This new Northwest VEG class is intended for adults from veg beginners to long-time vegans!
Where: People's Food Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave)
Cost: $10 (suggested donation), Free for NW VEG Members
Click here for more info and to register!
|NW VEG Eastside Potluck with Dr. Craig McDougall|
|March 16 (5:00 PM)|
Following a fun potluck with friends, join us in welcoming Dr. Craig McDougall. In his practice, Dr. McDougall places a strong emphasis on prevention and treating problems at their cause and chooses to reserve prescribing medications and surgeries as a last resort. He gained a love of helping others live better lives by watching his father, Dr. John McDougall in practice. He attended medical school at Ohio State University, where he met his wife and they both completed residency training at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
Dr Craig McDougall will share with us his view on plant based eating, discuss the new wellness program he is leading at Kaiser called NWP Healthy Living Program and then open it up to your questions! So bring your inquiries on anything from the paleo diet to vitamins to deficiencies.
The potluck will be at the Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark, 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 email@example.com. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|Vegan Desserts - Alive! Free Cooking Class and Demo|
|March 19 (6:00 - 7:45 PM)|
Incorporating more raw, plant-based desserts into your daily meal plans can be as incredibly pleasing as it is nourishing. Sweets and treats prepared with minimally-processed, whole foods have real food value and they satisfy the sweet tooth without an overload of empty calories - and guilt. As presented by David A. Gabbe, author of David's Vegan Home Cooking, these vegan desserts - alive! contain no refined sugars, dairy, cholesterol, or gluten.
Location: West Slope Library (3678 SW 78th Ave.)
Cost: Free class. Space is limited to 25 adults, so please call the library at 503-292-6416 to register.
|NW VEG Lunch Dine-out at Mississippi Food Carts|
|March 23 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)|
Let's get out and support our local vegan food pods during the slower winter months. Join us for a delicious meal at the amazing Mississippi Marketplace Food Carts (N. Mississippi & Skidmore) and have your pick of vegan fare from two all vegan food carts: Homegrown Smoker and Native Bowl. Is your mouth watering too?
Space is limited. Please RSVP on our meetup page. Our events fill up quickly so please consider those on the wait list and update your RSVP if your plans change.
|NW VEG March Happy Hour at The Old Gold|
|March 26 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)|
This month join us at The Old Gold (2105 N Killingsworth St., Portland, OR), a fun whiskey bar that serves one of the tastiest bah mis in the city!
Check out their veg-friendly menu and libations list here.
Remember, space is limited so RSVP on our meetup page. Our events fill up quickly and we ask that you consider those on the wait list and update your RSVP if your plans change.
|NW VEG Vancouver Potluck w/ Chef and Author Julie Hasson|
|March 27 (6:30 PM)|
Join us for a delicious potluck followed by a tasty cooking demo by Chef and Author Julie Hasson! Julie is the author of Vegan Pizza, as well as 8 other cookbooks (with another one coming out this year). She has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, including serving as a private chef for celebrities and high-profile clients, is the founder and former owner of the legendary Portland food cart Native Bowl and has recently come out with a new line of amazing cake mixes, Julie's Originals.
Julie will be showing us how to make her Easy Peasy Pizza Dough from Vegan Pizza and then delight our taste buds with a fun demo and sampling of her famous pina colada cake using one of her new cake mix. There will also be books for sale and time to meet Julie and get your cook books signed.
Remember, you are welcome to come to just the potluck, the food demo, or both!
The potluck and presentation will be The potluck will be at the Clark Public Utilities Service Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663 (note change in location)[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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|Volunteer with us at the Better Living Show|
|March 29 - 30 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) - Volunteers Needed|
This years Better Living Show promises to be a great time filled with green and sustainable features that will inspire and educate you, your friends, and your family. Northwest VEG is excited to once again be tabling all weekend and we would love your help! |
If you are interested in volunteering please contact our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at email@example.com.
Where: Portland Expo Center @ 2060 Marine Dr., Portland
Saturday, March 29 Shifts: 9:45am-12:45pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:15-6:15pm
Sunday, March 30 Shifts: 9:45am-12:45pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:15-7:15pm
|US Premiere: Live and Let Live Movie|
|April 13 (7:00 - 9:00 PM)|
|Come join Film Director Marc Pierschel at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, Portland, for US Premiere of Live and Let Live. Live and Let Live tells the stories of 6 individuals, including Portland's own chef Arron Adams of Portobello, who decided to stop consuming animal products for different reasons and shows the impact the decision has had on their lives. Interspersed are interviews with Professor of Nutrition T Colin Campbell, author Melanie Joy, zoologist Jonathan Balcombe, philosophers Peter Singer, Tom Regan, and Gary Francione, and journalist Will Potter. In English and German with English subtitles.|
Let's pack the Clinton Street Theater on April 13 to give this film a good launching in the US. Food Fight Vegan Grocery is sponsoring this event, with support from Herbivore, Northwest VEG, and others. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page or the movie's website at www.letlivefilm.com/en/.
|NW VEG Veg Kids Cooking Class: Pack Your Snacks|
|April 19 (4:00 - 5:30 PM)|
Details: Learn to prepare delicious and nutritious whole-food snacks that will energize your kids between meals. These snacks are oil-free and full of nutrient-rich whole grains, fruits, nuts and beans, too! This new Northwest VEG class is intended for adults from veg beginners to long-time vegans!
Where: People's Food Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave)
Cost: $10 (suggested donation), Free for NW VEG Members
Click here for more info and to register!
|NW VEG Westside Potluck and Juicing Demo|
|April 20 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)|
This month we look forward to welcoming Arron Barnes, owner of Absolutely Juicy, to our monthly potluck. Arron will share his fascinating story about what brought him to a life a juice and talk to us about the general benefits of juicing, whether fresh juice or smoothies are best and what the best ways of extracting juice is. Come to the Potluck at 5:00, the demo at 6:30, or both! |
Aaron will have two juicers with him and demonstrate how to get the most out of your produce and explain what type of juicer is best for the home user. There will be FREE SAMPLES of Arron's refreshing juice! We hope that you will join us for a great night that is sure to answer all of your juicy questions. Like Absolutely Juicy on Facebook.
The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert with serving utensil; 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 on the potluck email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.
|Engine 2 Diet Retreat Comes to Portland|
|April 25 - 27 (5:00 - 5:00 PM)|
|The Engine 2 Diet team is coming to Portland with an all-star ensemble April 25-27 for three days of lectures and demonstrations on the the power of health-promoting foods. For more information or to register for their event, click here.
|Register for the Master VEG Program Today! |
|April 29 - June 17 (6:00 - 8:45 PM)|
The next session of the Master VEG Program, beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014, will be held at LifeQual Center located in Beaverton just off of highway 26. Registration is open for this action-packed eight-week program that will provide you with in-depth information on a healthy, environmentally-sustainable plant-based diet. Presentations will cover plant-based nutrition, the link between diet and chronic disease prevention, the environmental impacts of the foods we grow and eat, the lives of farm animals, animal rights/welfare philosophies as well as arm you with the tools you need to answer the tough questions about plant-based diets.
A key component of the program is the service-oriented project, where attendees are expected to contribute at least 16 volunteer hours to Northwest VEG or another nonprofit organization that concerns itself with one or more of the issues discussed during the course. See nwveg.org/mvp for details and to register.
Dr. Ramona Ilea (pictured right) is an assistant professor of philosophy at Pacific University, Oregon. She teaches a semester-long "Animal Ethics" class, as well as classes on biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, and theoretical ethics. Read more about the MVP presenters.
|Registration Open for the 5th Annual Race for the Animals! |
When: June 28, 2014|
Where: Mt. Tabor Park
Details: Lace up your shoes and join us for a fun 5K/10K trail run/walk on an extinct volcano that raises money for a great cause, Northwest VEG! Enjoy trails, stairs and lovely views around Mt. Tabor's three reservoirs and the summit, then finish off with a delicious post-run/walk picnic.
This will be great time for the whole family! This is a great chance for us to come together as a community to enjoy beautiful scenery and friends while making a difference for the animals, the planet and your health!
You asked, we listened... NEW for 2014: This year's Race will also include a child registration discounted price, a gear check, tech tees and advance bib and tee pick up! Plus, official timing is BACK! In addition, we are excited to announce that part of this years proceeds will benefit Green Acres Farm Sanctuary!
More information and REGISTRATION!
Interested in donating to the picnic or volunteering? Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
|Upcoming Vegan Fusion Classes|
|May 5 - August 11|
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 Kaua’i”.
Mark Reinfeld will be teaching the following classes in Portland this year:
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
- 10-Day cooking immersion beginning on May 5
- 3-Day teacher training beginning on May 17
- 10-Day cooking immersion beginning on August 11
- 3-Day teacher training beginning on August 23