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Vol. 90
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» NW VEG Events
» VEG 101 Starts in March
» Register for the 5th Annual Race for the Animals!
» Fun Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!
» Business Spotlight: Love Art! Gallery
» Recipe of the Month: Peanut Barbecue Pizza
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NW VEG Events

Veg Kids Cooking Class: Sneaky Greens & Beans
When: Saturday, February 15, 4-5:30pm
Where: People's Food Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave.)
Details: Learn to make delicious and creative dishes with a variety of greens and beans to make sure your kids are getting plenty of the good stuff! This new NW VEG class is intended for adults from veg beginners to long-time vegans! $10 (suggested donation), Free for NW VEG Members. Click here for more info and to register!

Westside Portland Potluck and Presentation
When: Sunday, February 16, 5-8pm
Where: West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (8470 SW Oleson Rd.)
Details: Meet friends and share dinner at our Portland potluck at 5pm! Even if you can't make dinner, join us at 6:30 for an interactive nutrition presentation and McDougall cooking demo by Cheryl Duvall and Chanda Bailey, owners of Paradigm Nutrition NW and licensed CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) Facilitators and certified instructors of Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution. More info.

NW VEG Happy Hour
When: Tuesday, February 18, 5-7:30pm
Where: Radio Room (1101 NE Alberta St.)
Details: If you haven't been to Radio Room on Alberta, this is your chance! This is a great venue and especially good for large groups. They have outdoor spaces, lots of art, great indoor spaces, and the most important thing... vegan options! We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP for this event on our meetup page. Our events fill up quickly so please remember to update your RSVP if your plans change. More info.

Vancouver Potluck with Chef and Author Julie Hasson
When: Thursday, February 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Oak/Elm Room at Marshall Center (1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663) [see map].
Details: Following our monthly potluck, chef and author Julie Hasson will be showing us how to make her Easy Peasy Pizza Dough from Vegan Pizza and then delight our taste buds with a demo and sampling of her famous pina colada cake. Julie is the author of nine cookbooks (with another one coming out this year). She has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, is the founder and former owner of the legendary Portland food cart Native Bowl and has recently developed a new line of cake mixes, Julie's Originals. 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 you or 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 2. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, please visit

Register for the 5th Annual Race for the Animals!

When: June 28, 2014
Where: Mt. Tabor Park
Details: Lace up your shoes and join us for a fun 5K/10K trail run/walk on an extinct volcano that raises money for a great cause, Northwest VEG! Enjoy trails, stairs and lovely views around Mt. Tabor's three reservoirs and the summit, then finish off with a delicious post-run/walk picnic.
This will be great time for the whole family! This is a great chance for us to come together as a community to enjoy beautiful scenery and friends while making a difference for the animals, the planet and your health!
You asked, we listened... NEW for 2014: This year's Race will also include a child registration discounted price, a gear check, tech tees and advance bib and tee pick up! Plus, official timing is BACK! In addition, we are excited to announce that part of this years proceeds will benefit Green Acres Farm Sanctuary!

More information and REGISTRATION!

Interested in donating to the picnic or volunteering? Contact us at for more information.

Fun Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

Join the Portland VegFest planning committee!
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Portland VegFest! We are excited to start the planning process and would love to have you join us. If you have media, PR, or advertising experience, an interest in contacting exhibitors, or other creative talents, please contact us! We hope to make the 10th anniversary of Portland VegFest more sustainable and healthier than ever before. Please email our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at to get started.

Table for Northwest VEG!
Volunteers are needed to help staff the Northwest VEG table at the following upcoming Portland events. Tabling is fun and a great way to connect with the community. New volunteers are welcomed and will be paired with an experienced volunteer.
Please email our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at for more information.

Fix-It Fair
Where: David Douglas High School @ 1001 SE 135th Ave., Portland, OR 97233
When: Saturday, February 22
Shifts: 8:30-12:00, 11:45-3:15
Spanish speaking volunteers needed

A Delicious Fair of the Heart
Where: Adventist Medical Center Amphitheater @ 10123 SE Market St., Portland
When: Sunday, February 23
Shifts: 12:30-3:15pm

Better Living Show
Where: Portland Expo Center @ 2060 Marine Dr., Portland
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 29&30
Saturday Shifts: 9:45am-12:45pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:15-6:15pm
Sunday Shifts: 9:45am-12:45pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:15-7:15pm

Business Spotlight: Love Art! Gallery

By Trista Cornelius, Contributing Writer

Those of us who live in the Portland area get a little spoiled with the wealth of vegan restaurants and businesses available to us. We even have a vegan bed and breakfast, but a vegan art gallery? Yep, we’ve got that too, since 2009!

Love Art! Gallery, in the heart of Sellwood features over eighty local artists, from ceramics and paintings to jewelry and candles, and all of it is vegan.

The gallery space exudes warmth and welcome. If one (or all) of the four rescue dogs don’t greet you at the door, Ruby or Ted will. Every surface and wall neatly display a rich variety of art. But I wondered, other than leather or fur, what might not be vegan about art?

Recipe of the Month: Peanut Barbecue Pizza

By Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Pizza: 50 Cheesy, Crispy, Healthy Recipes

Easy-Peasy Pizza Dough
Makes 2 large (14- to 15-inch) or 4 personal thin-crust pizzas

I have been making a version of this no-knead pizza crust for more than 20 years. It never lets me down! It can keep in the refrigerator for up to five days, so it can be made on the weekend and kept for quick weeknight dinners.

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast (such as Fleischmann’s RapidRise brand), at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 to 120 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar

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