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

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.
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July 1, 2012

VegFest is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for September 22 & 23 at the Oregon Convention Center. We'll have more free food samples than ever before for you to devour. Bring your friends and family and an empty belly! We'll have an impressive line-up of speakers including Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, Virginia Messina, RD, and Milton Mills, MD, as well as captivating cooking demos from many distinguished chefs including Christy Morgan "The Blissful Chef" and much much more!! Check out all of our latest event info at

We'll need more than 300 volunteers to make VegFest happen! We couldn't do it without you! Here are some ways you can be involved:

  • Volunteer at VegFest on Saturday and/or Sunday, Sept. 22/23 (morning, mid-day, & early evening shifts available - 3 hour shifts - many different roles!)
  • Post a VegFest yard sign in your front yard (we'll supply the sign)
  • Distribute VegFest posters and postcards to businesses/coffee shops/libraries etc. in your neighborhood (early September)
  • Assist with set-up at the Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 21

All volunteers get into VegFest free (both days!), and your help is essential in making this a wonderful event! Please let us know the roles you're able to assist with and the day/time you prefer at VegFest. Please email Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG's Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, with your preferences and contact info:

VegFest Kitchen Manager
We are looking for a Kitchen Manager for this year’s VegFest, September 22 and 23. The ideal candidate will have experience in managing a kitchen, be a great multitasker, think quickly on their feet, and be comfortable helping multiple chefs prepare for their demonstrations. If this sounds like you, please contact for more information.

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