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Amy's Kitchen: is a family run business deeply committed to producing great tasting organic, vegetarian meals. Amy's produces nearly 200 frozen and grocery items for busy people who want delicious, prepared meals made without preservatives, GMOs or anything artificial. Check out our website to learn more about us and the food we make: www.amyskitchen.com

Artisana Organic Nut Butter: Creating unique, delicious, healthy, gourmet food is a work of passion for us, blending together nuts and seeds like the vibrant colors of an artist’s palette. Handmade with care, our organic live foods are crafted using a special low heat process that always preserves the life-essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and enzymes. www.premierorganics.org

Ben Shaberman's book of essays, The Vegan Monologues, explores the lighter side of the meat-free lifestyle. From dog chases to fornicating grasshoppers to chicken stock sabotage, his reflections will put smiles on the faces of vegans and omnivores alike. Shaberman's essays have appeared in: The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Vegetarian Times, VegNews, and other prominent publications. www.benshaberman.com

Bishop's Best Vegan Gelato is premium, delicious raw-vegan gelato. It's the first raw-vegan dessert offered in the Pacific Northwest! Bishop's uses 100% Raw, Vegan and Organic ingredients. Many of which are locally grown products. Treat yourself to a unique, decadent tasting, yet healthy dessert. www.vegangelato.com

Blossoming Lotus Cafe and its cookbook, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine, is an ever-expanding vision of many kindred spirits. Established in 2002 on the island of Kauai, the vision has extended to a downtown Portland cafe at Yoga in the Pearl. In summer 2006, a line of live food and packaged products that carry the Blossoming Lotus logo was launched. In July 2009 Blossoming Lotus Irvington in Northeast Portland opened its doors. The Portland cafes are open seven days a week and are located at: 925 NW Davis St. (9:00am to 9:00pm) and 1713 NE 15th Ave (5:00pm to 9:00pm). www.blpdx.com

Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. With a wide variety of whole-grain products—from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains—Bob's Red Mill has "whole-grain foods for every meal of the day." Bob's Red Mill is the nation's leader in stone milling and is dedicated to producing natural foods in the natural way. They stone grind all common and many uncommon grains into flours and meals on over one-hundred-year-old mills. To view the complete line of products, please visit www.bobsredmill.com

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. www.bookpubco.com

Buchic Bamboo Clothing offers eco-friendly, bamboo clothing and accessories for women, men, babies, and children. Our clothes are soft, stylish, and sustainable. Guaranteed to be your favorite! Saving the planet one shirt at a time! www.buchic.com

Cell Rejuvenation Center: CRC is a center that brings together multiple modalities focused on the human body including yoga, colon hydrotherapy, live food counseling, live food kitchen, rolf SI, and lipomassage. www.cellrejuvenationcenter.com

Chef Al & Donna B: Learn more about how to prepare organic, plant-based cuisine from two Vegan Culinary Educators and Consultants who provide Chef-to-Chef Consultations, Culinary Wellness Programs for Businesses, and Eco-Entrepreneur Support. Whether you are wanting to expand your Vegan Options on your menu, open a vegan restaurant or empower your staff with healthy eating options, Chef Al and Donna can help you with your goals. Vegan Pantry Starter Kits available. Serving the Northwest and beyond. 503.752.2588. chefal@chefal.org

CuisineMentor: Spice Blends simplify ethnic cooking. They are a perfectly balanced mix of herbs and spices, with outstanding ethnic recipes on the package. With no complicated techniques or steps, the recipes are foolproof. Simple to prepare yet complex in flavor, these ethnic dishes are destined to star in any cook's repertoire of unforgettable specialties. CuisineMentor Spice Blends are mixed in small batches in Wilsonville, Oregon using the freshest spices and herbs. They are ALL NATURAL, no MSG, colorings, fillers, nor preservatives and are gluten-free. Visit our website for more information and delicious recipes: www.cuisinementor.com

Curry Leaf is a contemporary style family restaurant serving exciting and flavorful Indian cuisine prepared fresh, using the highest quality ingredients. We pride in serving the best food at affordable prices, with a refreshing touch of Indian hospitality with clean and fun ambience. 15325 NW Central Dr., Portland, 97229. www.curryleafpdx.com

Dandies vegan marshmallows are the only vegan marshmallow that truly mimic the traditional animal based versions in every way. They roast over a camp fire, perform perfectly in rice crispy treats, and taste great all on their own. As with every Chicago Soydairy product, they are made by dedicated vegans on dedicated vegan equipment. www.dandiescandies.com

Dave's Killer Bread: Dave Dahl's goal is to make the best-tasting and healthiest bread possible, and he wants to know what you think! And remember: "Just say no to bread on drugs!" www.daveskillerbread.com

Earthly Gourmet is a Portland, Oregon-based distributor of organic, vegan, and gluten-free gourmet foods, servicing independent natural food stores, specialty retailers, restaurants, cafes, and tea and coffee shops. Products include organic and fair trade teas, organic and fair trade coffee syrups, vegan and gluten-free cookies, Thai curry pastes, and ginger chews. www.earthlygourmet.com

Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. Our founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee and didn't look back. Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates and snacks from farmers all over the world. www.equalexchange.coop

Field Roast Grain Meat Co. is a small, family owned business that has been quietly making vegetarian meats since 1997. Field Roast brand grain meats are made from wheat and filtered water combined with fresh, bold flavors such as shiitake mushrooms, fresh garlic, lemon juice, red wine, tomatoes, fresh vegetables, herbs and legumes; the mixture is then cooked to perfection and dipped in a spicy broth. 100% Vegan. www.fieldroast.com

Food Fight! Grocery is Portland's ONLY all vegan grocery store. Stocked with junk food, produce, bulk, books, and other random things to take care of yourself and get you thinking. Located at 1217 SE Stark St and open every day from 10am - 8pm. Come hang out and eat nachos. www.foodfightgrocery.com

Gardenburger: Experience real good food a whole new way. Cook, taste and grow at our traveling cafe. We're pulling up to farmers' markets and community events around the country to demonstrate just how good (and easy) healthy eating can be. Sample delicious vegetarian recipes made with local ingredients. Get tips about sustainable gardening. Or just show up and have some fun! www.gardenburger.com

Genesis organic juices are pressed, hand blended and made to taste in small batches. We use a non-thermal high-pressure process; our juices are never heated so the fruits and vegetables retain their natural taste and nutritional value. www.genesisorganicjuice.com

GoodBelly Probiotic Fruit Drink: Get juiced with GoodBelly, a probiotic fruit drink that contains lp299v, which is clinically proven to support digestive health and strengthen the immune system. We're good to the core, so you can be good to yours. www.goodbelly.com

Green Wok: A family operated all vegetarian, vegan friendly, Chinese restaurant. We serve classic Chinese restaurant dishes without the meat products. Veggie chicken, beef, pork, fish and shrimp made of soy proteins, gluten, and vegetables. Lunch buffet Monday-Friday from 11:00am-2:30pm. Also during lunch hours, seven days a week, menu entrees are $2.00 off. Located at 11137 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland 97219.

Grow Your Family Healthy: Your health need not pay the price for your indulgence any longer! Ice La Creme is the only healthy alternative to ice cream with true, rich and creamy flavors and is free of soy, dairy, sugar, cholesterol & gluten. It is vegan, kosher and non-GMO with no hydrogenated oils or trans fats and less than 3 grams of saturated fat from Almonds and Rice per serving...truly "Heaven Sent." We can't wait for you to try it! www.growyourfamilyhealthy.com

HELD Vegan Belts are the strongest belts in the world! Zero Carbon Footprint small local business. Clean, natural rubber, no petrol! All recycled unused industrial waste material. Now leather belts are fake and Vegan belts are REAL! The end of leather is here. www.m3house.org/HELD

Herbivore Clothing has been shaking things up since the Spring of 2003. Our big idea is that there is exciting, vital culture coming out of the vegetarian community. Our goal is to map it with humor, sensitivity and passion. Our focus is on the art, music, humor, fashion, politics, activism and personalities coming out of the loose community of people who choose not to eat animals. Also - come by the Herbivore store for clothing, bags, belts, wallets, books, aprons, picture frames, coats, art and much more. SE 12th & Stark Ave. in Portland. www.herbivoreclothing.com

HipCooking (Health Interested People Cooking With Salad Master) With Saladmaster, we change lives by offering families a healthier food preparation solution with Saladmaster 316Ti cookware and equipment. Ready to start or maintain a healthier, low-fat diet and lifestyle? Make an investment in your health, lower your energy use and your time spent in food preparation with this cookware that will last a lifetime. We invite you to learn more about our products by hosting a dinner demonstration. kim.thibodeau@yahoo.com

The Hydration Solution is your local source for the gold standard in water ionizers. Our mission is to empower as many people as possible to produce healthful - alkaline, micro-clustered, anti-oxidant - water from their own tap. We invite people to experience for themselves how this Kangen water can change their life. www.TheHydrationSolution.com

Integrated Medicine Group is a multidisciplinary health care group practice based first on preservation of wellness and health and secondarily on treatment of illness. Fundamental to this approach to wellness are healthy diet and exercise patterns. IMG strongly supports a vegan lifestyle and daily exercise in moderation as fundamentals of health care. From this basis of personal responsibility for oneself, all things are possible through patient-physician interaction and cooperation. Owners Dr. Richard Heitsch M.D., Christy Heitsch and much of the staff are vegan and all supplements and health-related products offered at the clinic are strictly vegan. 15% discount on supplements for NW VEG members. www.integratedmedicinegroup.com

It's Alive! cultured vegetables are naturally fermented in stoneware crocks, and are a rich source of enzymes and lactobacilli. Manufactured in Portland. www.itsalivefood.com

Jade Planet: At Jade Planet we strive to provide attractive, comfortable and useful footwear, bags and accessories while incorporating materials and processes of the highest environmental and social standards. We will maintain a triple bottom line philosophy that considers Profit, in addition to Planet and People when making our business decisions and planning our strategies. www.jadeplanet.net

Lantern Books publishes books on vegetarianism, animal advocacy, environmentalism, spirituality, and social justice. Lantern Books is a division of Booklight Incorporated, and has a web division, Lantern Media. www.lanternbooks.com

Love at First Sit: We at Love at First Sit provide portable ergonomic back support systems designed to use your body to support itself. Our products are all manufactured to the highest standards both materially and ethically under fair trade conditions and a portion of our profits are donated to social, cultural, environmental, and humanitarian causes. For more info see us at: www.loveatfirstsit.com. www.loveatfirstsit.com

Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss is a rapturously creamy, healthy alternative to dairy and soy-based frozen desserts. Crafted in Oregon from a base of naturally rich and cholesterol-free coconut milk and sweetened with low-glycemic agave syrup, Coconut Bliss is completely vegan, certified organic, and is free of dairy, soy, gluten, and refined oils. Made in a wide selection of creative and enticing flavors, it's available at natural foods stores throughout the Portland area. www.coconutbliss.com

Living Harvest: Based in Portland, Living Harvest, creating healthy, delicious vegan foods based on the powerful nutrition of hemp seed. Stop by to taste Tempt Frozen Desserts or check out our other products including, Tempt Hempmilk, Living Harvest Hemp Proteins Powders and Hemp Oils. For more information visit www.livingharvest.com

Lotus Foods is committed to the discovery and introduction of rare ancient and new organic grains. From region to region the unique soil, water, and growing conditions combine to produce rices that are healthier, more flavorful, colorful and aromatic. These world rices are grown organically on small family farms in limited quantity and treasured for their convenient cooking times and nutritional value. www.lotusfoods.com

Love at First Sit is dedicated to the promotion and distribution of the Nada-Chair (a unique line of back support systems designed to use your body to support itself). We are in the business of easing and preventing back pain. Used in space by NASA astronauts, our products are light and versatile enough to go with you anywhere. And while scientific studies have shown them to be more effective than others that cost thousands more, our products are priced so that anyone can afford them. www.loveatfirstsit.com

Master Peace Hemp specializes in hemp, bamboo, soy and organic cotton clothing for women and men; also shoes and other products for the body and home. All are fair trade, sustainable and cruelty free. 3623 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Call 503-493-2366 for store hours. www.masterpeacehemp.com

Missionary Chocolates LLC is a local Portland company that produces the finest quality handmade vegan truffles. We use local & organic products whenever possible in our delicious non-dairy treats, as our "mission" is to offer gourmet dessert choices in the pursuit of a non-animal, plant-based diet. www.missionarychocolates.com

Namaste Chiropractic: In our practice we use Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) and Applied Kinesiology (AK) to bring into balance not only the physical, but the emotional state of the patient. These cutting edge techniques help us to find the true underlying cause of your problems which can be structural, nutritional, toxicity, or emotional. Along with NET and AK, we also use a variety of holistic methods such as dietary changes and supplementation, homeopathy, detoxification, allergy desensitization, lifestyle adjustments, weight management, and much more. www.namasteclinic.com

The Naughty Vegan: Jeff Rogers, Author of "Vice Cream," and CEO of SoyStache.com, will be selling his book, as well as his line of vegetarian, raw food, philosophical, and animal rights buttons. He has over 180 designs, including many silly buttons to help put a smile on your face! He will also have glass drinking straws available. www.thenaughtyvegan.com

Oregon Dukkah represents Vibrant Flavors' on-going quest for healthy, flavorful, ethnic foods. Inspired by the ancient Egyptians, this addictive mixture of nuts, sesame seeds and spices is made from only the finest natural ingredients. www.vibrantflavors.com

Organics To You delivers fresh, local, farm direct produce, along with other grocery items, directly to your home or office on a flexible weekly, or every other week schedule. We cover the whole Portland area from Gresham to Hillsboro, Vancouver to West Linn. We also can offer outlying area service under certain circumstances, with a one-point drop off. Call for details: 503-236-6496. www.organicstoyou.org

Pacific Natural Foods offers natural and organic products made with fresh, wholesome, and all natural ingredients that are certified to the source; ensuring that all ingredients meet the highest standards for safety, health, and quality. Experience the Delicious Taste of Nature with our broths, soups, non-dairy beverages, and iced teas. www.pacificfoods.com

Papa G's Vegan Organic Deli believes in strictly using organic, local, sustainable ingredients. We are committed to offering the best tasting, highest quality vegan food on the market. We buy farm direct when available and use only organic oils (no canola), organic grains, flours, produce, spices, beans, nuts, seeds, and canned goods. We specialize in offering options for people with food allergies. By using compostable to-go containers, green renewable power, composting everything we can and choosing green building products in our remodel, we are providing tasty organic vegan food and are changing the world, one meal at a time. www.papagees.com

Portland General Electric's renewable power program is nationally ranked #1 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for four years running. You have the option to choose clean renewable energy, please see our booth or visit: www.GreenPowerOregon.com

Portland Wholesale Grocery Company was started in Portland, Oregon in 1899. It has always been a local company, providing goods and services on a local basis. Since 1899, Portland Wholesale has grown to many thousands of items that include Non-GMO, CFA and Organic food stocks. Portland Wholesale Grocery...Wholesale Prices--Never Wholesale Service.

Proper Eats is your favorite vegan/vegetarian all organic grocery store and restaurant located in downtown St. Johns. We offer the best in local produce, bulk foods and artisan goods. Our "home cooked" meals will leave you full and happy. Live music Thursday thru Saturday nites! Eat well. Be well. 8638 N. Lombard, Portland, OR 97203. 503-445-2007. www.propereats.org

Pulmuone Wildwood is a company with love for humans and nature. Our vision is a lifestyle sought by consumers concerned about their health and sustainability of the global environment. A strict set of LOHAS values are applied to the process from selection of ingredients to production and distribution of Wildwood products. www.pulmuonewildwood.com

The Red & Black Cafe is a collectively managed, worker-owned cooperative that is also a 100% vegan restaurant. We serve organic, fair trade coffee and teas, local beer and use locally sourced organic ingredients whenever possible. Probably most famous for our Black Dragon Noodles, we also serve an array of sandwiches, salads, soup and chili and have an assortment of wheat-free and soy-free options. In addition to serving food and drink, we also use our space to act in solidarity with social and political movements that reflect our values. Stop in at 400 SE 12th Ave. We're conveniently located on the other side of the block from the vegan mini mall. www.redandblackcafe.com

The ReDirect Guide: Portland/Vancouver Region's Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Guide and Business Directory. ReDirect your everyday purchases to the businesses found in this FREE guide distributed at many locations throughout the metro area, and you'll know that you're helping to build sustainable and healthy communities, locally and worldwide. www.redirectguide.com/pdx

SCL Marketing & Services manufactures and distributes Muruku, a Southern Indian tidbit since 2004. Muruku is vegetarian, gluten-free, trans-fat free, with no preservatives. Muruku is made with rice flour, chickpea flour, sesame seeds, spices, salt, and canola oil and is comprised of 3 flavors: Original, Hot & Spicy, and Onion. SCL also distributes Organic Green Teas from Tibet. www.sclms.com

Solstice Bakery is still a small family-owned business, making all of their bars by hand in their delightful downtown Corvallis bakery. www.solsticebars.com

Stahlbush Island Farms: Located in the heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Stahlbush is an environmentally-friendly farm and food processor committed to sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to grow and process the highest quality food products available in the marketplace, while at the same time, improve our natural resources. www.stahlbush.com

Stirs the Soul is based in Portland, Oregon and our chocolate is sold in the local food coops and chocolate specialty stores around town. We're committed to conscious awareness and our chocolate is always fair trade, organic, sustainable, raw and of high quality. www.stirsthesoul.com

Sweetpea Baking Co. is 100% Vegan. We have expanded our menu to offer daily homemade soups, sandwiches, bagels, breads, and a full range of pastries. Saturday is always doughnut day, Sunday is our all-you-can-eat brunch. Come sit in our spacious cafe and watch our baristas pull shots of espresso and our bakers pull fresh brownies out of the oven. Sweetpea also specializes in allergen baked goods, such as gluten free, soy free, and nut free. www.sweetpeabaking.com

Sweet Lemon is inspired by our spiritual teacher, Supreme Master Ching Hai, who advocates a compassionate way of living. One important aspect of this concept is a vegan diet. We offer a fusion cuisine with creative, healthy and delicious dishes from Asia and America. Some of our dishes are entirely unique and only found at Sweet Lemon. Our intention is to bring a positive and uplifting dining experience to our customers. We hope our humble effort will inspire you to lead a healthy and happy life. www.sweetlemonveggiebistro.com

Theo Chocolate is the only true bean to bar maker of organic, Fair Trade Certified chocolate in the United States. Theo is uniquely positioned in the marketplace as the only independently owned, socially and environmentally responsible true chocolate maker. Theo controls and executes the entire manufacturing process, from bean sourcing through to the final molding process, demonstrating their innovation, passion for chocolate and mission to serve consumers and the environment every step of the way. In choosing Theo, people make a healthier choice for both their bodies and the planet. Theo Chocolate is a privately held company headquartered in Seattle's Fremont District. Visitors are invited to attend a tour of the chocolate-making plant. www.theochocolate.com

Toby's Tofu dips & Spreads and award-winning salad dressings have been satisfying appetites for more than 25 years. Toby still cooks and creates and remains the heart of our company. We're dedicated to bringing our customers delicious healthy food. Toby wouldn't have it any other way. www.tobysfamilyfoods.com

Turtle Island Foods in Hood River, OR, has provided premium quality soy products at affordable prices since 1980, including Tofurky, Tempeh and other innovative soy products. www.tofurky.com

Turtle Mountain, since 1987, has prided itself as the producer of the country's most popular brands of all natural, dairy-free frozen desserts under the Purely Decadent, So Delicious Dairy Free and It's Soy Delicious brands. In 2008 Turtle Mountain began the launch of products "Made with Coconut Milk." These include dairy-free, soy-free, coconut milk ice cream (pints, bars and sandwiches). These were followed by our refrigerated line of Coconut Milk Beverage (half gallons), Coconut Milk Kefir (quarts), and Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt. www.turtlemountain.com

V-dog Food is a vegan dog food, with all of the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals that dogs need to thrive. It has 20% guaranteed protein. It is the original vegetarian dog food from England, and now manufactured in the USA, with only USA ingredients. We manufacture in small batches, ensuring a fresh product. We sell at Food Fight on Stark St. in Portland. www.v-dogfood.com

Vega: Why compromise? Made from natural, plant-based ingredients, Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer, Whole Food Energy Bars, Whole Food Smoothie Infusion and Whole Food Antioxidant EFA Oil Blend provide whole food goodness with fast food convenience. "I created Vega to provide a quick and delicious source of sustainable energy through proper nourishment, not stimulation. A synergistic collection of my favorite plant-based superfoods, Vega is clean, green, raw, alkaline and easy to digest. To me, Vega is a way of life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do." Brendan Brazier. www.myvega.com

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness is one of the world's largest groups of vegan athletes. We are dedicated to supporting athletes who thrive on a plant-based diet, and we provide thousands of pages of information on our website. Sponsoring the Vegan Holiday Festival, the Vegan Vacation, and various athletes; building communities is our top priority. DVDs, t-shirts, sponsorships, meal programs and more are available on www.veganbodybuilding.com

Vege Thai is delighted to be a part of VegFest. Please come by our booth and taste the famous Pad Thai noodle dish and try the Thai peanut sauce, and other dishes too! If you get thirsty, the Thai ice tea with soy milk is a must. 3272 SE Hawthorne. www.vegethai.com

VitaCrisp: Dr. John's VitaCrisp Crackers are a dehydrated, healthy, organic, vegan, raw food snack which are wheat free, gluten free, sugar free, full of living enzymes and handmade in small batches from organic flax seeds, vegetables, spices and love. VitaCrisp Crackers come in four flavors: Original Dill, India Spice, Chipotle, Nacho Chez. www.vitacrisp.com

Water & Air Works, making a difference since 1988. Sales, service and supplies for water concerns. Contamination removal or reduction from water by purification, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet, carbon, softening, pH adjusters, iron, sulpher and more. Water coolers. Air purifiers for mold, bacteria, etc. Water analysis with custom recommendations. 360-696-WATR(9287) or 800-767-8360.

Whole Foods Market is a leader in the natural and organic foods industry and America's first national certified organic grocer. The Whole Foods Market motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet" captures the company's mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Oregon is home to six Whole Foods Market stores: three in Portland, one in Hillsboro, one in Tigard and one in Bend, which contribute 700 jobs to the local economy. Oregon's Whole Foods Market stores are committed to their communities, sourcing locally grown and produced products whenever possible and donating more than $60,000 to local charities and nonprofit groups as a result of community giving programs in 2008. Based in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 12 consecutive years. www.wholefoods.com

Wild Alice Bars are gluten-free, vegan energy bars that will provide yummy fullness. There are currently two flavors, cranberry walnut and apricot cashew. The bars are great for hiking, traveling, and camping. Crumble a bar and add hot water to make it a hot cereal! www.wildalicebar.com

Wilderness Poets Hemp Nut Butters are made in Portland, Oregon, using the freshest, all-natural ingredients. These unique vegan Nut Butters are loaded with highly nutritious raw hemp seeds, adding protein and Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. Wilderness Poets seek to raise awareness about the nutritional, environmental, and economic benefits of hemp. It is one of Earth's most renewable resources! www.wildernesspoets.com

Zipcar is the world's largest carsharing network, providing access to vehicles in the United States, Canada, and England. With over 200 vehicles available in Portland, if you need a pickup truck, a convertible, or just a car to cruise to the coast, we're here for you! Zipcar is offering a sign-up special to VegFest enthusiasts. Join now at www.zipcar.com and use the promotional code "PDXVEG" to receive $50 in driving credit!

Non-Profit Exhibitors


Action for Animals is an animal rights organization that promotes veganism and strives to end animal exploitation through educational outreach, demonstrations, and media involvement. AFA distributes information locally in the Northwest, at events throughout the country, on music tours, through sending out vegan starter packs, and by networking with activists internationally. www.actionforanimals.com

Adventist Medical Center health facilities have promoted the incredible power of natural health principles in preventing and even treating disease since the mid-1860's. Today, Adventist Medical Center merges that belief with a state-of-the-art, 302-bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. www.adventisthealthnw.com

Best Friends Animal Society operates the largest sanctuary for abandoned and abused companion animals in the nation, specializing in special needs. Best Friends' outreach programs also focus on the grass roots to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. For more information visit www.bestfriends.org

The Cancer Project promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer. Through research, education, and advocacy, we are saving lives. www.cancerproject.org

Coalition to Abolish Animal Testing

The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is dedicated to the humane treatment of feral cats and to the prevention of future generations through spay/neuter programs and education. The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral and stray cats living in Oregon. The goal of the program is to reduce suffering for existing feral cats and prevent the births and suffering of future generations. www.feralcats.com

In Defense Of Animals is an international non-profit organization dedicated to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare, and habitat. IDA's efforts include educational outreach, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue. For more information on IDA visit www.idausa.org

The Let Live Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to inspire activism for animals through community based events that are both inclusive and inspiring. Current efforts include the Let Live Activism Series (monthly) and the annual Let Live NW Animal Rights Conference. www.letlivefoundation.org

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abused and neglected farm animals. We work to educate the community in "Farm Animal Welfare" and we advocate for public policy change. 503-394-4486; 36831 Richardson Gap Rd. Scio, OR 97374. www.lighthousefarmsanctuary.org

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America. Our exceptional graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula. NCNM's natural medicine clinics and Helfgott Research Institute are also central to the student experience. The college is located in Portland, Oregon, a haven for those seeking well-being, community, culture and natural beauty-- an ideal place to study natural medicine. www.ncnm.edu

Oregon Kosher is a non-profit Kosher-certifying agency, established in 1997 to serve the kosher needs of consumers and manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest. We service clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information about kosher certification please call 503-343-3497 or visit us at www.oregonkosher.org

Oregon Spay Neuter Fund celebrates its 26th anniversary in 2009! OSNF is Metro Portland's oldest spay/neuter referral service. We distribute coupons for discounted s/n. OSNF seeks to remove all barriers preventing s/n. We address access to transportation, carrier distribution and correct misinformation and cultural myths that stop people from altering companion animals. www.oregonspayneuter.org

Organic Athlete unites people in a global effort to create a better world through sport. Through individual initiative and teamwork we can achieve the extraordinary and inspire the pursuit of personal and planetary health. Our mission is to promote health and ecological among athletes of all ages and abilities by sharing information, by building community and by inspiring through athletic example. www.organicathlete.org

Out To Pasture Animal Sanctuary is a nonprofit sanctuary located in Estacada, Oregon, and dedicated to sheltering abused or neglected animals. We care for many animals including large farm animals, pigs, rabbits and feral cats. Animals value their lives as much as we value our own and deserve to live free of exploitation and cruelty. www.outtopasturesanctuary.org

Rabbit Advocates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whole volunteers specialize in educating the public about the care of domestic rabbits. We operate an education and adoption website and help line. We hold rabbit adoption outreach events and monthly meetings. 503-617-1625. www.rabbitadvocates.org

Rachel's Friends Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to lowering the incidence of all cancers by reducing our exposure to environmental carcinogens. We firmly believe that stronger public health laws are needed to protect Oregonians and that research organizations should devote more funds analyzing the environmental links to cancer. 503-869-7225 and 503-777-2761. www.rachelsfriends.org

Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association is a spiritual group that practices the Quanyin Method for Peace and Enlightenment. For information please call 503-257-2437 or email: oregon_center90@yahoo.com. The Association promotes vegetarianism through various channels including a 24/7 online webtv at: www.suprememastertv.com

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is devoted to enhancing the welfare and legal status of all nonhuman animals. As a student organization, our primary goals are to educate ourselves and others concerning the issues and laws that affect animals and to influence positive change. www.lclark.edu/org/saldf

Try Vegan PDX is a vegan outreach group in Portland, Oregon. Our goal is to help people who have made the decision to go vegan by offering resources, support, and community-building activities. In June of 2008, Try Vegan PDX organized Try Vegan Week: A 9-day event which offered workshops, store tours, a bike rally, and a fun, fabulous, 80’s themed Vegan Prom. Try Vegan Week '09 will be August 15-22nd. Check out our website for more details: www.tryveganpdx.com

Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and veganism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints. www.vrg.org

Product Donors


BumbleBars are handcrafted, certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and ethically sourced sesame energy bars. We are a small (12 employees), family owned company in the Pacific Northwest since 1995. www.bumblebar.com

Classic Exhibits Inc., based in Portland, is the global leader in portable, modular, and hybrid trade show exhibits. You can find Classic Exhibits products at Exhibits Northwest in Tigard and Seattle or at over 160 authorized distributors. Search our website for more than 1500 displays from table tops to islands. www.classicexhibits.com

Eat In The Raw, Inc. is dedicated to providing healthful, pure products. We use only the highest quality ingredients and nothing you can't pronounce. Parma! is made with organic walnuts -- it’s vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and an excellent food source of Omega 3’s, B-12, & trace minerals. Best of all it tastes great. www.EatintheRaw.com

Edward & Sons supplies innovative natural and organic vegetarian foods to stores throughout North America and the world, with many items suitable for a wide range of special diets. Those with food allergies will especially appreciate our delicious and varied offerings. Edward & Sons products will never contain artificial flavors or colors, chemical preservatives, or hydrogenated fats. www.edwardandsons.com

GLAD CORN (G.E.F. Gourmet Foods Inc.) brand A-Maizing Corn Snack is grown, processed, packaged and marketed on our family farm in Minnesota. It's tasty, all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free, whole grain, and a good source of fiber. A cross between popcorn and other toasted corn snacks but easier on your teeth! One bag's not enough! www.gladcorn.com

Guiltless Gourmet has always been dedicated to one mission: providing everyone with the best-tasting highest quality Better-For-You snacks and foods around. We continue striving to provide you with truly outstanding products without having to sacrifice taste. www.guiltlessgourmet.com

King Harvest: With its exotic origins and wide selection of flavors offered by King Harvest Natural Foods, this epicurean delight will have the tastebuds craving for more. Hummus is also fast becoming more popular on the table as a healthier choice for entertaining and snacking. All flavors are available in 7 oz and 16 oz packages. www.kingharvesthummus.com

Lärabar is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices - energy in its purest form. 2-6 ingredients, 1 serving of fruit, no added sugar, unprocessed raw, gluten, soy and dairy free, vegan and kosher. www.larabar.com

Organically Grown Company: promoting health through organic agriculture as a leading sustainable organization. OGC serves the produce trade as the Northwest's primary wholesaler of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. OGC works closely with the Northwest's growers to supply local communities with high-quality produce. Our product line consists of the broadest offering of organic produce available. We purchase our product line directly from over 500 growers and shippers and move it from farms and orchards, through our facilities, and out to accounts within days. www.organicgrown.com

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