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

VegFest 2009
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VegFest Sponsors 2009

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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.

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.

Gold Sponsors

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).

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. With all of the sophisticated knowledge of recent times, no machinery has yet been developed that grinds grains into flour as well as these slow-turning, flint-hard quartz millstones.

Silver Sponsors

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

KINK is a name synonymous with quality programming, community involvement and heritage. From the carefully chosen songs to the reporting of news stories and information features, KINK is guided by a commitment to provide quality programming for Portland area listeners. Since 1968, KINK has forged a large following of Radio listeners by being "True to the Music". Staying the course for over 40 years is a claim that no other Portland FM station can make.

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.

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.

Papa G's 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.

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.

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.
The ReDirect Guide is the Portland/Vancouver Region's Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Guide and Business Directory. ReDirect your everyday purchases to the businesses found in the FREE ReDirect 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Welch, Bruun & Green is a Portland law firm. For more than 30 years, we have represented injured persons in their claims for workers’ compensation, auto accidents, other types of personal injury, and social security disability. Please visit us at or call us at 503-221-0870.