VegFest 2012

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Past VegFests

2014 - 2013 - 2012
2011 - 2010 - 2009
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2012 Event Sponsor KBOO

Platinum Print Sponsor Oregon Live

Gold Sponsors Daves Killer Bread

Silver Sponsors Book Publishing Company Daiya Field Roast gardein Genesis Marys Gone Crackers Pacific Foods Platinum Cookware ReDirect Guide Sweet Lemon Tasty Bite Taza Chocolate Tobys Family Foods

Event Info 2012


VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, educational, and fun event welcomes everyone. VegFest connects organizations, businesses and educators with the local public and each other.

Event History

In 2012, Northwest VEG celebrates 8 years of VegFest, Oregon's largest vegetarian event!

Event Specifications

  • Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23, 2012; 10 am - 6 pm
  • Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
  • For bike parking details click here
  • Top speakers and chefs
  • 100+ Exhibitors
  • Family-Friendly
  • Food Samples!



  • Inclusive to everyone!
  • 7,000 anticipated attendees

Public Transportation Go eco-friendly. Take TriMet.

Ride the Portland Streetcar for free during it's grand opening September 22-23!
More details here
TriMet's MAX connects to Portland International Airport (PDX) and stops 162 times a day at the Oregon Convention Center station.
A TriMet bus (Line #6) stops on Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd., directly across the street from the convention center. If you need assistance in planning your trip, the TriMet Trip Planner makes it easy.


Northwest VEG strives to ensure that our activities are fully accessible. To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact Emily at as early as possible so we may attempt to fulfill your request.


The recently renovated Doubletree Hotel Portland has been incorporating sustainable business practices since 2003, making significant progress in reducing carbon emissions while maintaining a high standard of service and warm hospitality. The newly renovated guestrooms, business and fitness centers present a fresh, contemporary style. The hotel is located directly on the MAX light rail line and within walking distance to the Oregon Convention Center. If you'd like to make reservation call 1-800-996-0510.

Promotion: Our marketing campaign includes

  • Commercials on TV
  • Ads in multiple newspapers and magazines
  • Radio interviews
  • Calendar listings in multiple websites, newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters
  • E-mail networking
  • Leafleting, tabling, and posting fliers
  • Fabulous word of mouth from the successes of the past 7 years
  • Work with media to be featured in area newspaper articles

Event Feature Categories

  • Notable speakers, experts and authors to discuss topics in health and nutrition; environmentalism; and animal welfare and compassion
  • Food exhibitors/product sampling
  • Exhibitor sales, including restaurant area
  • Classes for easy entry to a healthy plant-based diet
  • Cooking Demos
  • Bookstore
  • Family Activities Area
  • Teen Activities Area
  • Veg Lifestyle Product and Services Exhibitors
  • Non-Profit Organization Exhibitors