Below is content for the 2016 VegFest. We will begin updating content for the 2017 VegFest in the spring of 2017.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Tofurky is the friendliest food on your plate. It’s kind to people, animals, the environment, and especially taste buds. That’s exactly the kind of food we’ve been making at Tofurky for more than 35 years. Stop by our booth to try our latest Slow Roasted Chick’n and grab a coupon for in-store discounts. While at our booth, get inspired to join our annual Tofurky Trot this holiday season, support NW VEG, and trot with us at Oaks Park on Thanksgiving Day.
Golden Carrot Sponsors
A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. AWFW partners with and financially strengthens vegan feeding and farming programs… farm animal care and rescue efforts… and a variety of vegan/animal advocacy campaigns. AWFW provides immediate assistance to people AND animals in need, as well as advocates for structural reforms to produce long-term results. Key programs include: Global Grants, Plants-4-Hunger (the vegan gift-giving alternative to Heifer International), Ethiopian School Lunch Partnership, and Humane Facts. Research and advocacy highlight the negative impact of animal agriculture on global hunger and climate change.
Book Publishing Company is a community owned, independent publisher dedicated to promoting books that educate and inspire. We have been in business since 1974. Our title list includes books on vegetarian and vegan cooking and nutrition, raw foods, natural health care, and Native American culture. We are a member of The Green Press Initiative and have committed to print a growing number of our titles on chlorine free, recycled paper.
Earthly Gourmet is a vegan-owned, Portland-based, distributor of strictly vegan and gluten-free foods to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, food carts, and independent natural food retailers. Earthly Gourmet strives to work mostly with independent, artisan food companies and small-scale producers of premium quality, organic, fair-trade and sustainable ingredients.
After a lifetime of corporate and nonprofit board work, Diana Tomseth established Echo Fund to facilitate an exchange of creativity and empowerment. Diana melds with a community of artists, authors and change advocates, tapping into dreams, ideas and projects that feed her heart and creative soul. Diana is a certified expert in holistic health and plant-based living. Research, literary arts, photography, cooking, fiber arts and spirituality all inform her process.
Macaccino™ is a delicious roasted maca drink that energizes without the negative pitfalls of caffeine. Each cup balances hormones, reduces sensitivity to stress and nourishes the body with 60 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Macaccino™ fuels without dehydrating, raising blood pressure or increasing anxiety! By honoring ancient Peruvian tradition, our maca is sourced only from the Andes of Peru and is always roasted in order to potentiate benefits, digest easily and taste delicious. You’ll save 36 gallons of water for every cup of Macaccino™ you choose over coffee – not to mention carbon emissions, waste and trees! Organic, nonGMO, glutenfree & vegan. Visit www.macaccino.com!
The Professional Platinum Cooking System is titanium/surgical steel cookware that enables you to fry without using oil and cook vegetables without using water, all below 200F. Cooking this way retains up to 90% more nutrition, uses 75% less fat while using 50% less energy. It's simply the healthiest environmentally friendly way to cook!
Portland’s first fully-dedicated medical thermal imaging clinic Radiant Body Thermography is proud to serve the area with safe breast and full body screening. Our high quality images are read by board-certified physicians. Referrals not required. Non-invasive, no radiation, compression, pain, contact or DNA damage. Thermography detects pain and many pathological conditions, usually long before they become structural enough to be seen by other tests. And it’s an excellent tool for demonstrating the power of eating clean plants on our biology, showing measurable decreases in inflammation, tumors and disease. No pills, potions, or powders - just safe, accurate imaging of your radiant body!
The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort, North America's only vegan resort, sits atop a meadow overlooking organic gardens and Mendocino Bay. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces, to a salt-water indoor pool, to a sumptuous, varied organic breakfast menu. The nationally acclaimed Ravens restaurant provides cutting edge vegan cuisine. Guests also enjoy the Inn's Mendocino Center for Living Well which offers Massage in the Forest, and classes in nutrition, cooking, and more.
Silver Sunflower Sponsors
Our mission at eb5 is to provide simple, effective and clinically-proven skincare products at an excellent value for everyday use. We seek out plant based ingredients and pharmaceutical grade vitamins for our line and include phytonutrients, nourishing antioxidants and botanicals to make your skin feel healthier and firmer. All of our formulas are fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-irritating, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and perfect for sensitive skin. eb5 is never tested on animals.
Founded in 1997, Field Roast Grain Meat Company creates high-quality vegetarian meats that are based on European and Asian culinary traditions, and are made with the simple tenets of good cooking and traditional food making practices. Its ever-expanding array of products currently includes roasts, sausages, deli slices, loaves, and now an American-style Frankfurter. Field Roast can be found in over 1,000 retail stores and upwards of 500 restaurant menus nationwide. For more information, visit fieldroast.com.
The Herbivore Clothing Company is a vegan clothing, cookbook and lifestyle store in Portland, Oregon's own Vegan Mini-Mall and also online at herbivoreclothing.com. Founded in 2002, Herbivore makes clothing and accessories for people who like to fashionably proclaim their compassionate beliefs, or who like to hold their pants up whilst not using an adorable bovine's skin. Herbivore published The Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide, and owners Josh and Michelle recently wrote a cookbook and guide for new vegans called Eat Like You Give a Damn, named for the popular shirt design they've sold for years. Josh and Michelle are parents to 11-year-old Ruby, whose daily vegan lunch you can see via the hashtag #rubybirdslunch.
KeVita is a leader in fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages with 3 refreshingly accessible product lines and live probiotics in every bottle. With over two dozen flavors of Sparkling Probiotic Drink, Master Brew Kombucha and Cleansing Probiotic Tonic, all KeVita drinks are certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. KeVita uses only the purest ingredients and pairs age-old techniques with modern technology to provide the finest quality, flavor, and functionality in the market.
Namaste Girl LLC is a social enterprise operation. Our focus is as a cause driven company, not a profit driven one. Our body, healing, cleaning and critter products are handcrafted with herbals grown at our veganic permaculture farm (Fir & Foxglove Farm) in Colton, OR where our rescue critters also live. We are advocates for change, hope and peace. We believe in ahimsa in all forms. Please, check out our website/social media for more info!
New Foods Market is Portland’s local online grocery store. We carry only the best plant-based foods grown and produced in the Pacific Northwest. Connecting all of Portland's homes with local farmers, bakeries, and small businesses. Through our reusable container exchange program, New Foods Market strives to be a sustainable alternative to wasteful grocery stores. Best of all, we deliver it right to your door.
Organically Grown Company is the largest wholesaler of organic produce in the Pacific Northwest. We are a proud supporter of regional organic farmers. We're not your typical produce supplier. Our passion for organic fruits and vegetables drives us to provide our customers with the freshest and most delicious, organic produce on the market. And, we are committed to operating our business in ways that are increasingly sustainable.
Pacific is a mission-driven organic food company from Oregon that’s dedicated to making nourishing foods as sustainably as possible since 1987. We do what’s right not what’s easy, striving to make traditional recipes accessible to all. We use simple ingredients that are carefully sourced and made to maximize nutrition and minimize waste. Our soups, broths, stocks, meals, sides dishes and non-dairy beverages offer health-conscious consumers a wide range of convenient products to suit their busy lifestyles.
As a family-owned blueberry farm, in the Northwest, we’ve created a way to enjoy the taste and health benefits of fresh blueberries, year round. Sorbatto’s Frosty Blue begins with the whole blueberry, skins and all, to make sure you get the most of the vitamins and nutrients this little fighting berry has to offer! It is neither Sorbet nor Gelato – but a brilliant, smooth, frozen, fruit experience, making us entirely new!
Portland, Oregon based Urban Cheesecraft started with vegetarian cheesemaking kits in 2009. The many requests for vegan alternatives led owner and cheesemaker Claudia Lucero to develop equally simple recipes that work for anyone interested in truly delicious, dairy-free cheese. With the help of hundreds of Kickstarter backers, Urban Cheesecraft created DIY vegan cheese kits this year - Vegfest is their public debut! One kit makes custom Cheddar, Mozzarella & Ricotta, the second kit makes Brie, Chèvre, Feta and Fondue and every cheese is ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Learn more at www.urbancheesecraft.com.
KBOO is a Volunteer-Powered, Non-Commercial, Listener-Sponsored, Full-Strength Community Radio for Portland, Oregon, Cascadia & the World! KBOO embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news, and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.
Natural Awakenings is a free monthly magazine dedicated to providing insights and information to improve the quality of life physically, mentally, and emotionally. Each month we present special features, local news briefs, health briefs, eco briefs, and national and local articles within our departments of health and green living. Also included is our local community resource guide and community calendar.
The GSMP in their own words: You can make a vegan pizza by simply taking off the cheese, but that doesn’t make it good. You can make a vegan pizza by adding something like cheese but that doesn’t make it good, either. What we do at GSMP is make vegan pizzas good…real good… because there is no substitute for imagination and persistence..Did I mention our sandwiches are mighty tasty as well?..well okay!.
Homegrown Smoker slings Southern-style BBQ without the animal profiteering. No meat, no dairy, just pure smokey goodness in the form of cruelty free comfort food. Our goal is to promote veganism and community through delicious meals that appeal to vegans and omnivores alike. With gluten-free options available, there's no need to leave any friend or family member behind! Located at Mississippi Marketplace on N. Mississippi & N. Skidmore. Closed Monday, W-Th 11-3, F&S 11-6, Sunday 11-4.
La Vida Veggie is a vegan-friendly cafe restaurant located in Beaverton, Oregon. We believe that healthy living starts with what you put in your body and that is why we specialize in homemade vegan and vegetarian food, smoothies, juices, raw food offerings, healthy desserts and tea.
Obon PDX is a home-style Japanese food caterer & wholesale manufacturer. We source all of our ingredients from only the most reputable farmers and wholesalers, making sure that our food not only tastes great, but has less of an impact on our small, shared planet. On the wholesale side we make Tofu Misozuke: Tofu that has been fermented in miso for at least a few weeks, until it makes an ideal replacement for traditional cream cheese.
When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant. The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group. Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit. Please stop in soon!
Snackrilege is Portland’s only vegan metal sandwich company. They specialize in vegan sammies and sides available in stores and bars throughout the Portland metro area, as well as a food cart located at 625 NE Killingsworth (open 11:30-3:30 Wednesday-Saturday, and frequently open Tuesdays and evenings–check Facebook or Twitter for additional hours). They feature house-made seitan and cheeses, organic house-infused sauces, and awesome punny sandwich names. Snackrilege: Horns Up For Veganism.