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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.

NW VEG Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown
August 4 (8:00 PM)
Please join us for this NEW Northwest VEG monthly event: Vegan Bingo! @ Slabtown. Come hang out, play some bingo, grab a drink and eat some great vegan food, all the while supporting a vegan business!
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 $2 per game and the winner takes the pot. The last round of the night is a blackout round at $3 per card.
Hope to see you there!
Try Vegan Week 2014
August 9 - 17 (11:00 - 2:00 AM)
This annual event is the foundation of TryVeganPDX. The week includes workshops, speakers, dine-outs, and mentoring. The week will conclude with a Masquerade Theme Vegan Prom on Saturday, August 16, at 8pm, that will include music, photos, costumes, and community! *All events are free to attend with the exception of Vegan Prom which is Try Vegan PDX's biggest annual fundraiser.* For more information visit http://tryveganpdx.com/!
NW VEG Westside Potluck and Presentation
August 17 (5:00 PM)
Have a great meal with old friends and meet new ones at the August Northwest VEG Potluck. Speaker to be announced. Stay tuned......

The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., 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. 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.
NW VEG Vancouver Potluck with Author, Sarah Taylor
August 28 (6:30 PM)
Join us for a delicious potluck followed by a special presentation by author Sarah Taylor. Sarah is currently on faculty at the Nutritional Education Institute, and has worked as a Motivational Trainer for Joel Fuhrman, MD, the NY Times best-selling author of Eat to Live. She is a writer for VegNews magazine and Aloha Living magazine, and has been interviewed for countless radio and internet shows, including NPR, PBS and EarthSave Radio, among others. Her first book, Vegan in 30 Days, has sold thousands of copies and is printed in multiple languages around the world. After the potluck, Sarah will be discussing her successful second book, Vegetarian to Vegan, the new and increasingly respected ‘go-to’ book for vegetarians who want to give up dairy and eggs, and finally go vegan for good. You can read a review of her new amazing new book, Vegetarian to Vegan, here.

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.
NW VEG Eastside Potluck with Drs. Love and Abraham
September 21 (5:00 PM)
Sara Love, N.D. and Wendy Abraham, N.D.are both graduates of the National College of Natural Medicine. Sara Love currently works as a naturopathic physician at the Multnomah Family Care Center. Wendy Abraham is a board member and current Secretary of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, has been a naturopathic physician for the past 10 years, is the owner of Sherwood Natural Medicine & Reflexology and has been an instructor in the Food for Life program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Join them for a sneak peak of their 'Enhancing health with Plant-Based Nutrition' talk, The Gut Flora as a Forgotten Organ and How Plants Can Restore its Function, where they will investigate the different species of bacteria, their function and how to optimize the gut flora with a plant based diet for health and prevention of disease. This is sure to be a very interesting talk!

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.
5th Annual Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Conf.
September 26 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
On Friday, September 26, Northwest VEG and Adventist Medical Center will host the 5th annual Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Professional Conference where experts on diet and nutrition from around the country will be examining the impact of plant-based nutrition on health and chronic disease prevention and treatment. We are excited to announce that we will be expanding to a new location this year. Join us in the Oregon Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center for this groundbreaking conference that is aimed at doctors, nurses, dietitians, naturopaths, and all other health professionals who would like to find out the latest information about plant-based diets with respect to clinical nutrition, chronic disease prevention and control, and designing an optimum plant-based diet. 6.25 Continuing Education Credits will be provided for health professionals and a gourmet plant-based lunch will also be featured.
This year's faculty includes:
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD Combating Hunger and Obesity with a High Nutrient Dense Diet
    Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing.
  • Caroline Trapp, MSN Type 2 Diabetes: How to Use "Farmacy" Over Pharmacy for Prevention and Treatment
    Caroline Trapp is the director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Washington, D.C.
  • Kent Thornburg, PhD Uncovering the Roots of Disease: Epigenetics and Diet
    Dr Kent Thornburg is the director of the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, and professor of medicine at OHSU.
  • Sharon Palmer, RD The Plant-Based Prescription for Inflammation
    Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, and the author of The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health.
  • Sara Love, ND and Wendy Abraham, ND The Gut Flora as a Forgotten Organ and How Plants Can Restore its Function
    Dr Love is a naturopathic physician at the Multnomah Family Care Center. Dr Abraham is a practicing ND and board member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Let your health care provider know about this great opportunity for 6.25 affordable Continuing Education Credits! Although this conference is aimed at health care professionals, others with a strong background and interest in health and nutrition may attend.

More information and registration is available at nwveg.org/health_conference.
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 Kaua’i”.
Mark Reinfeld will be teaching the following classes in Portland this year:
  • 10-Day cooking immersion beginning on August 11
  • 3-Day teacher training beginning on August 23
  • 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.