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Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Portland Vegan Meetup Groups

Northwest VEG's Viva La Vegan
We seek to bring together those interested in or currently living a compassionate vegan lifestyle for enjoyment and activities. Being Vegan is a journey in life and no two people travel it the same. So why not join and get to know a great group of people who are walking the same path.

Northwest VEG's Vegan Families in Portland and Vicinity
This is a place where just families (with kids ages 0 to 18) can get together and discuss parenting, raising vegan children, resources to help others, setup playdates, socialize, find friends, etc.

Portland Metro Veggies
This group is for vegans, vegetarians and the veg-curious from all over the greater Portland metro area, East, West, North and South. They do not promote any one political party or religious agenda, nor do we sell anything or recruit for other Meetups and is open to singles, couples, and families of all kinds. Join them for fun, socializing and making new like-minded friends.

Soyboys PDX
Soyboys is a local group of gay men who host monthly dine-outs and attend special events throughout the city. In the past, Soyboys has had brunch at Portobello and happy hour at the Sweet Hereafter. They love visiting the best vegan and veg-friendly spots around the city. Members can be vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious.

Living Raw in Portland
Living Raw in Portland promotes and supports raw foods and nutrition. They strive to weave a fabric of community,spirituality and connectivity with nature.

Portland Animal Welfare Advocates (PAWA)
This is a grassroots, active group of people coming together to help animals. If you support the overall welfare of animals, strive for a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, & want some company as you lend your voice, volunteer time, & energy to make a difference for the treatment of animals in our city & beyond, then we hope you have found a home with our group!

Other VEG Groups in Oregon and Washington

Cherry City Vegans
A group scouting tasty vegan goodness in Salem, Oregon and the surrounding areas. Yes, LOTS of plant-based options are out there, just waiting to be enjoyed together! Check them out on instagram.

Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN) is devoted to educating the general public about the impact of their food choices. EVEN believes the right information in the hands of caring people lets them make compassionate, intelligent and informed choices for themselves, the animals, and the planet. The group is a resource for those seeking information on a healthful, vegan lifestyle.

Umpqua Community Veg Education Group (UC-VEG)
Umpqua Community Veg Education Group (UC-VEG) is a grassroots, non-profit, all volunteer effort to support those who are interested in learning about holistic health, sustainability, and the benefits of plant-based nutrition. We offer free educational events and services to the public to inspire and empower individuals with practical strategies to enhance personal health on all levels and contribute towards a healthier community in Douglas County, OR. Contact them at UmpquaCommunityVEG@gmail.com or 541-378-6359.

Vegetarians of Washington is an all-volunteer non-profit organization, based in the Seattle metropolitan area. Their mission is to support people making vegetarian choices while having fun!

VegNet Bend promotes education and demonstration of the healthiest lifestyle; a plant based diet for our bodies, our world, and all the creatures who share it. For your health, the animals, the planet. They have monthly potlucks with speakers and and hold the annual Bend VegFest. Check out their Facebook page. Please join us for our quarterly potluck and meeting at The Environmental Center in Bend (16 NW Kansas Ave). I Please join us for our monthly potluck and meeting, the 4th Wednesday of each month. I

Local Links

Food Fight Vegan Grocery at 1217 SE Stark St., Portland is a vegan convenience store with a fun variety of cruelty-free taste treats, including frozen foods including hard-to-find fake meats, fresh baked goods, health products, and plain old vegan junk food.

Growing Gardens' mission is to promote food gardening for improved nutrition, health, and self-reliance while enhancing the quality of life of individuals and communities.

Herbivore Clothing offers an array of books, magazines, clothing, accessories and stickers — all vegan. You can purchase online or at their store in Portland at 1211 SE Stark St., Portland.

The Joy of Mindful Cooking is a local project originated by a NW VEG member. Designed to provide practical suggestions for anyone willing to try eating farther down the food chain, the website features an ever-growing collection of friend-tested recipes.

Mirador Community Store at 2106 SE Division St., Portland offers vegan and vegetarian cookbooks, "uncookbooks" for raw foodists, special diet books such as for food allergies, health books, juicers, dehydrators, canning equipment, bread making supplies, sprouting equipment, herbal tinctures, and more.

Overlook Collaborative Preschool is a Reggio Emilia inspired, vegan and vegetarian, eco-friendly preschool located in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland.

People's Co-op is a cooperative natural food store dedicated to serving the community, not to making a profit. Their priority is always to provide the best, most wholesome food available at the lowest price possible. They believe in safe, sustainable, growing and manufacturing practices. Located at 3029 SE 21st Ave., Portland.

Pie Footwear at 2916 NE Alberta St., Portland offering environmentally conscious and socially responsible footwear and accessories for women and men. They carry a wide range of footwear from everyday casual to evening wear and professional styles, including vegan items.

RawPortland: This resource presents a wealth of information about raw foods for the Portland community. You will find testimonials, events, forums, recipes and shopping options.

Try Vegan PDX is a vegan outreach group in Portland. Its goal is to help people who have made the decision to go vegan, by offering resources and support, as well as community-building activities.

Tender Leaf Preschool is a newly opened Neo-Humanist preschool in Southwest Portland serving children 2.5 to 5 years of age a whole food based vegan diet.

Vegan Vibrance is a Portland area husband/wife team offering nutritional consultations. Check out their blog for more info.

Youth Empowered Action Camp: We are a collection of experienced activists, credentialed teachers, and community leaders committed to a world in which people, animals, and the planet are treated with respect, and where both youth and adults are empowered to take action to express what matters most to them.

Regional Links

Everyday Dish is a website showcasing the culinary creations of Julie Hasson, Dreena Burton, and Bryanna Clark Grogan. Accessible videos show how easy great tasting vegetarian meals can be. Each recipe is posted. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or just veg curious, you will find the site worthwhile. Dedicated vegetarians will appreciate the chefs’ creative, diverse and ever-expanding menu.

The Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary in Scio, Oregon, was formed to guide animals in need to the safety of calm waters. The Board of Directors, volunteers and supporters are dedicated to light the lantern to guide those abused and neglected animals; to prevent disasters; and to prevent needless loss of life. Volunteer parties occur on alternate Saturdays.

The Natural Choice Directory for Willamette Valley provides locally available choices in businesses, products, services and information. Our aim is to support your choice for healthy, sustainable lifestyles and communities in the Willamette Valley and beyond.

VegSeattle.com is a comprehensive resource for those interested in reducing the amount of meat and/or dairy products that they consume, for whatever reason and at whatever pace. Focus on the Seattle area.

Global Links

HappyCow's Global Directory to Vegetarian Restaurants and Health Food Stores.
The Animal Protection Institute
Alternatives to Animal Testing
Compassionate Cooks
Connect the Dots
Farm Sanctuary
GoVeg.com
Green Earth Travel
In Defense of Animals
Institute for Humane Education
KidBean
Living and Raw Foods
Lola Lollipop (veg comics)
NetVeggie.com
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Secrets of Vegan Baking
TransFair USA
Vegan Athletic Shoes
Vegan Ballet Slippers
Vegan Cleaning and Makeup Products: Make your own! Vegan.com
Vegan Jobs
Vegan Outreach
Vegan Peace
Veganica
VegDining.com
The Vegetarian Resource Group
VegFamily Magazine
VegListings - Veg businesses and products
VegOnline.org
VeggieConnection.com
Veggie Hotels
Veggiedate.com
VegWeb.com Over 10,000 vegan recipes!
The Vegan Voice
Yummy Plants 101 Presentation (YouTube)