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Vol. 78
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--Patrik V Baboumian, vegan athlete and Germany's strongest man

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» VEG 101 Starts in March
» Humane Lobby Day in Salem
» Community Events
» Ask the RD: Alison Ozgur
» Business Spotlight: Cherokee Rose Inn
» Recipe of the Month: Raw Chocolate Truffles
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NW VEG Events

Portland Vegan Potluck & Presentation
When: Sunday, February 17, 5-8pm
Where: West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland
Details: Following NW VEG's monthly potluck, we are pleased to welcome Scott Beckstead, Senior Oregon Director of HSUS. Scott will discuss Legislative Priorities for a Humane Oregon in 2013. Join Scott and other animal advocates at this year's Oregon Humane Lobby Day at the Oregon State Library. Click here for more potluck info.

Vancouver Vegan Potluck & Raw Foods Demo
When: Thursday, February 28, 6:30pm
Where: Clark Public Utilities Service Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver
Details: Following the potluck, join Andrea Wyckoff, aka Betty Rawker, as she demonstrates how to make a Vietnamese style noodle salad and raw cheezecakes. Click here for more info.

VEG 101 Starts in March

"It changed my life!" These are the words we hear, time after time, from people who have taken VEG 101. This combination can’t be beat: lectures from experts, cooking demos with delicious samples, and a friendly, casual, and supportive atmosphere in which to learn. Perhaps someone you know is interested in vegetarianism or veganism, but doesn’t know where to start. Or maybe they just want more information or recipes. Send them to VEG 101. The next series begins on March 3. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, please visit

Humane Lobby Day in Salem

Meeting with your state legislators can seem scary -- but don't stress, HSUS has got you covered! Join HSUS Oregon State Director Scott Beckstead and other animal advocates at this year’s Oregon Humane Lobby Day on February 12 at the Oregon State Library (Room 103, at 250 Winter Street NE, Salem). You'll be provided with tips for citizen lobbying and an overview of pending animal legislation. Then, you’ll get to meet directly with your elected officials to discuss legislation that could significantly impact the lives of animals.

A RSVP is required so register today! This is a huge opportunity to make a difference for animals in YOUR home state, and Northwest VEG hopes to see you there. Contact Oregon State Director Scott Beckstead if you have additional questions.

Community Events

Humane Lobby Day in Salem
When: Tuesday, February 12, 9am-3pm

A Night for the Animals
When: Thursday, February 14, 7pm

A Delicious Fair of the Heart
When: Sunday, February 17, 1-3pm

Author Virginia Morell Speaking at Powell's Books on Animal Wise
When: Wednesday, February 27, 7:30pm

Better Living Show
When: March 22-24

Click here for more event information.

Ask the RD: Alison Ozgur

Alison is a Registered Dietitian specializing in health and fitness nutrition. She is the co-author of “Go Beyond Good: The Trail to a Lifetime of Health and Vitality!” Do you have a question for Alison? Email us at

Q: With the cold weather I find myself getting out of the house to exercise less and less. What suggestions do you have for easy way to work out in my house/indoors?

A: The feel good benefits that we receive from exercise are endless. During the winter months, it’s essential to stick to your workout plan.

Business Spotlight: Cherokee Rose Inn

Cozy Vegan Getaway Right Here in Portland
by Trista Cornelius

Do you want to wake up to the smell of scrambled tofu, grits, and hash browns? Do you want to follow your nose downstairs from your cozy attic bedroom and find a glass of orange juice waiting for you? Do you want to lounge after breakfast and read the paper by a warm gas fire or outside on a grand front porch?

Of course you do. So, book a night at The Cherokee Rose Inn, Portland’s first and only all-vegan bed and breakfast. Oh, I forgot to mention that you’ll also find freshly-baked vegan cookies awaiting your arrival.

Recipe of the Month: Raw Chocolate Truffles

by Andrea “Betty Rawker”
Come see Andrea in action at our Vancouver potluck on Thursday, February 28. There will be samples!

These little raw chocolates will more than satisfy the chocolate cravings of your special Valentine! They also pack a wonderful punch of health benefits! Raw Virgin Organic Coconut Oil has countless benefits that include helping with weight loss, acting as a natural anti-fungal, reducing inflammation and Raw Cacao is another super food packed with antioxidant flavonoids and more magnesium than any other known food.

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