November 28, 2012
There was a recent article on attaining happiness, which advised to daily, and deeply, reflect on
what we're grateful for. NW VEG is grateful for all of you, and the compassionate and supportive
community we're building together. This was reflected many times and at dozens of events
throughout the year, including: at VegFest, where there were 'no strangers' among the 6000
attending; at our 4th of July Vegan Picnic, which seemed intimate despite close to 100 sharing
food and games; and at the Compassionate Vegan Thanksgiving, where 332(!) broke the
ice playing Mingo Bingo. Plus we met in friendly, smaller groups at dozens of other Potlucks,
Dineouts, Happy Hours, Meetup gatherings and more!
We give thanks to all our volunteers and members—NW VEG wouldn't be making a difference without you. And neither would our growing veg business community, with restaurants, hard goods, and services that enable us all to support others who share our compassionate view. Some of our Business Members send Seasonal Greetings below; some with special offers! If gifts, or treats for yourself, are in your plans, please consider patronizing our NW VEG business community. For a complete listing, visit: nwveg.org/businesses
"Happy Holidays and thanks for your continued support of Portland's only all-vegan grocery store. We couldn't do it without you. xoxo Food Fight!"
"Thank you all for making a difference in preserving our beautiful planet Earth. World Vegan, World Peace." Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro
"Thank you all for an amazing year at Proper Eats! Come do some holiday grocery shopping and eat an incredibly diverse and delicious plant based meal. Proper Eats market and cafe. 8638 N. Lombard. 503-445-2007."
"Wishing everyone a happy holiday season! David Gabbe’s cookbook, David’s Vegan Home Cooking, is available at 40% off to all friends and members of NW VEG by going to DavidsVeganKitchen.com/student"
"Seasons Greetings from the Portland Couples Counseling Center. Remember that the holidays can be a stressful time for couples. Slow down and take extra time to let your special loved one know that you care." 503-282-8496
"For a healthy holiday, check out our whole-food vegan recipes and sustainability tips at LivelyDays.com and order our cookbook, Scatter Vegan Sweets, for only $10 (and shipping is free)!"
"I am proud to be a NW VEG member and hope to find time to be more involved with all the wonderful programs and events. I have found a place that fills my heart and soul as there is no other that profoundly affects our being as much as what one can do for the Animals." Elaine Armstrong (Broker), Armstrong Realty elaineirish.com
"Consider SortaSausage for your holiday meals! Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free - and the taste is Great! Find them all Portland natural food stores, in Seattle at Whole Foods and in Eugene at First Alternative Co-ops, Market of Choice, and Cornbread Cafe." sortasausage.com
"Good Tidings! We are reaching the tipping point at which more and more Americans are leaving meat behind and entering the exciting world of veggies! East more whole grains, eat more seeds, eat organic!" Doctor Kracker - Whole Grains Strong, drkracker.com
Seasons Greetings also from: Colon Care, LLC; Dave's Killer Bread; The Cherokee Rose Inn, Helios Eco-House in Bend; Herbivore Books and Clothing; Hidden Oasis CSA; India SuperMarket; Living Harvest Foods; Loving Hut Vegan Cafe; My Own 2 Hands; NCNM; PlantFit Training Studio; Prasad, ReDirect Guide, VegNews Magazine, and Watermelon Web Works.