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Portland VegFest '12 rocks the Oregon Convention Center!

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October 3, 2012

On September 22 and 23 more than 6,300 people from the Pacific Northwest and well beyond flooded through the Portland VegFest doors and devoured hundreds of food samples, shopped with our veg-savvy exhibitors, attended cooking demos from celebrity chefs like The Jazzy Vegetarian's Laura Theodore, and listened to inspiring talks from Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Mark Messina, Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., and so much more!

We are so thankful for our generous sponsors, 120+ amazing exhibitors and product donors, more than 400 dedicated volunteers, and the thousands of you who discovered and celebrated the wonderful benefits of plant-based food. We couldn't do it without you! Be sure to mark your calendars for Portland VegFest 2013 on September 21 & 22!

Did you become a veggie-eating zombie at our Flesh is For Zombies photo booth? Check out these pictures and many more on our Facebook page. And please be sure to share pictures that you personally took of this amazing community event.

We would also like to take a moment to once again thank all the Portland VegFest 2012 sponsors - KBOO RADIO, THE OREGONIAN,and DAVE’S KILLER BREAD; as well as Book Publishing Co., Daiya, Field Roast Grain Meat Co., Gardein, Toby’s Family Foods/Genesis Juice, Kelso Photography, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Pacific Natural Foods, ReDirect Guide, Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro, Tasty Bite and Taza Chocolate. If you are interested in sponsoring Portland VegFest 2013, please contact

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