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Welcome Sponsors and Exhibitors

On September 27 & 28, 2014, we are anticipating over 8,000 people to visit us at the Oregon Convention Center and we hope you will join us! Our top priority will be to accommodate our sponsors, food exhibitors, and exhibitors of products and services directly related to the Northwest VEG mission, including non-profit groups.

Important Exhibitor Details

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 27 & 28, 10am-6pm
Oregon Convention Center, Hall A
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

Set-up Schedule

Friday, Sept. 26
12:00pm-8:00pm - All exhibitors welcome! (Refrigerated trailer and freezer available after 1pm.) Unloading area is limited. Please unload and move your vehicle immediately, prior to setting up your table. Table locations are not given out in advance. A volunteer will direct you to your preassigned table when you arrive. See map of the Oregon Convention Center below.

Saturday, Sept. 27 & Sunday, Sept. 28
7:00am-9:30am - Unloading area is limited; you must be completely set-up by 9:30am.
Please unload quickly, then move your vehicle to the parking garage before setting up your table.

VegFest Schedule

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm: Doors are open to the public.

Clean-up Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 28 6:00pm-10:00pm: DO NOT PACK UP BEFORE 6pm.

Hotel Accommodations

  • Need to book your hotel for your representatives? For an excellent deal, contact our hotel partner, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, located just five short blocks from the Oregon Convention Center. Call the DoubleTree Central Reservations toll-free at 800-996-0510 or local reservations department at 503-281-6111. The code to access group rates is “NVE”. Book online here (no code needed). Official deadline to receive the VegFest discounted rate is August 26!

    General Info

    • Because many vegans are expected to attend VegFest, we ask that all food and other products being exhibited or sold at VegFest be vegan (no honey, milk, whey, eggs, gelatin, or other animal products).
    • Please help us promote VegFest through your websites, newsletters, emails, calendars, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    • Volunteers will direct you to your table(s) during set-up. Limited volunteer assistance will be available for load-in.
    • Exhibit displays and signs must be on tables or freestanding. Wall space is limited.
    • Table coverings are not provided. Please bring your own. Commercial Food Exhibitors, Food Samples Only Exhibitors and Restaurant Exhibitors which are heating food at their table must us a flame-retardant table covering.
    • Electricity is by pre-arrangement only. Please email if your needs have changed. To find how may amps of power you need for your equipment, find how many watts the equipment draws, divide by 120 and that equals your needed amps.
    • For all food sampling/selling exhibitors, it is our goal to reduce waste as much as possible in our efforts to be an environmentally responsible event. Click here for more information.
    • Commercial Food Exhibitors and Food Samples Only Exhibitors are required to bring a minimum of 6,000 free food samples.
    • All exhibitors, representatives and volunteers can check-in and receive a wristband at the "Exhibitor Check-in" desk inside the loading doors before 9:30am each day or in the lobby of Hall A after 9:30am. Advance names are not needed.
    • Parking is the responsibility of the exhibitor. Parking in the Oregon Convention Center underground lot is $10/day. More information is available here.

    Questions? Contact or call Bonnie Hildebrand at 503-320-1039.

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