Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community


Veg 101

Spring 2018

Registration closes Feb. 28.

If you're a veg beginner - or even if you're well beyond that stage - Veg 101 is the right place to start! This course is a 6-week series on vegetarianism, featuring both a lecture and a cooking demonstration (with free samples) each week. The lectures provide an excellent grounding in topics such as health, nutrition, factory farming, environmental impact, and related subjects. The cooking demonstrations include grains, legumes, tofu, tempeh, seitan, and more. Past class members have told us that Veg 101 has changed their lives!

The spring term schedule is below.

Date Presentations
March 4 Lecture: Introduction - Team
Cooking Demo: Grains - Deb Kay
March 11 Lecture: Chronic Disease Prevention - Craig McDougall, M.D.
Cooking Demo: Tempeh and Seitan - Linda Tyler
March 18 Lecture: Nutrition - Tammy Russell, R.D.
Cooking Demo: Tofu - Kris Eisenman
March 25 Lecture: The Lives of Farmed Animals - Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
Cooking Demo: Non-dairy Options - Carol Acker
April 1 Lecture: Diet Effects on Environment and Global Warming - Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.
Cooking Demo: Legumes - Susan Hanson & Edith Schulz
April 8 Lecture: Plant-Based Living - Team
Cooking Demo: Baking Without Eggs - Erin Floresca

Time: Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:45 pm

Location: Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church - 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239

Pre-registration is required. The fee for the entire series, including the food, is $60 (or $30 for low income / students). For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at or 503-521-1941.

Click here to register now!

We wish to thank the following companies for their generous donation of product and/or coupons for our students: Better Bean, Eden Foods, Genesis Juice, Pacific Natural Foods, and Toby’s Family Foods.

We also wish to thank the Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church for hosting our classes.