Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community


Vegan Mentor Program

Many people aspire to be vegetarian or vegan but need support in making the transition. They may not know where to start in replacing animal foods in their diet and may need help finding satisfying foods. Others are already vegan, but lack the support of their peers. They may not know anyone else who shares their concern for animals, and being able to talk to someone who does can go a long way in reassuring them that they are doing the right thing. For these reasons, we are hosting an ongoing Vegan Mentor Program that pairs experienced vegans (mentors) with people who aspire to be vegans (mentees). Matches are based on several criteria, including goals and motivation, interest in athletics and cooking, and living situation. Once a match has been made, we will provide mentees and mentors with an email introduction and each other’s contact information. We encourage matches to contact each other as soon as possible.

Making the transition to a plant-based diet can be fun and easy, especially with someone there to provide support and encouragement. We wish you joy and success on your vegan journey!

Please sign up here to get a vegan mentor: Vegan Mentee Questionnaire.

If you are already vegan, please consider signing up to be a vegan mentor here: Vegan Mentor Questionnaire.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Berlot at: