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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Our 12th Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck will be on Sunday, November 22. More details COMING SOON!

11th Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck

Thank you to the over 300 attendees and dozens of volunteers who joined us at our 11th Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving! We would also like to thank our hard working committee Keith, Stephanie, Estela, and Larry lead by board member Deanna Cintas as well as Daniel Redwood and Heartstrings for providing music and Tofurky and Bonnie Hildebrand for their generous donations. We look forward to seeing you all next year! Check out our growing photo album on Facebook. Have photos to add? Email them to Chelsea Davis at

On November 21, Chelsea Davis, Northwest VEG Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator and Karen Brokken, volunteer extraordinaire, joined DJ Gustav in the KNRK studio to share their Perfect Playlist and talk about Northwest VEG's 11th Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving and 3rd Annual Tofurky Trot. Click here to listen!

Sunday, November 23

Join Northwest VEG, other vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious people as we celebrate community and healthy plant-based food. This 11th annual vegan Thanksgiving potluck will stimulate your palate and give you the opportunity to meet new people.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Event begins at 7pm

Location: Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202

Northwest VEG will provide beverages. Please bring especially generous potluck dishes to share: a vegan main dish, side dish, salad, bread, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients in dark ink and clear print; a serving utensil; and plates, cups and utensils for your use. If you come by yourself, figure the amount to serve 8-10; increase the amount by 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family.

Compassionate Thanksgiving will feature: Thanks to Tofurky for donating dozens of roasts and to Bonnie Hildebrand and Bethel Springs farm for donating 40lbs of gourds and pumpkins for table centerpieces!

Interested in volunteering to help with set-up, at the food tables, with clean-up, and more? Please email Deanna at