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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Northwest VEG Vegan Potlucks

Northwest VEG potlucks are plant-based (no animal products, including honey, gelatin, etc) and everyone is welcome to attend! We currently hold two to three potlucks per month in the cities below. Following most potlucks, we have a speaker or special event. All potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information or to volunteer at a potluck, please email us at or call (503) 746-8344.

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We hold potlucks the 3rd Sunday of every month. Potlucks begin at 5:00 p.m. and the speaker starts around 6:30. Come to the potluck, to hear the speaker, or both! The potluck location alternates between the Westside (West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland) and Eastside (Friends Meeting Hall located at 4312 SE Stark St., Portland) of town. We also hold an annual Compassionate 4th of July picnic potluck and our Compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Check our calendar for upcoming potluck information.


The Vancouver potluck falls on the last Thursday of the month Jan-Oct, in November we skip it due to Compassionate Thanksgiving and then in December we hold it the first Thursday because of the holidays. Potlucks begin at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker starts around 7:30. Come to the potluck, to hear the speaker, or both! The location of the Vancouver potluck is the Oak/Elm Room at the Marshall Center located at 1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA unless otherwise stated on our events page. Check our calendar for upcoming potluck information.

Gresham Area

The Gresham Area potluck falls on the second Sunday of every 3rd month starting in January and is held at the Healing Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15150 NE Glisan Street, Portland. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the demo at 6:30pm, or both! Check our calendar for upcoming potluck information.

Have an idea for a potluck or interested in forming a Northwest VEG sponsored potluck in your area? Please contact us for more details.