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

Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
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Living with and Cooking for Meat-Eaters

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June 29 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Vancouver Potluck with Linda Tyler

Known to many of you for her cooking workshops, Linda will leave the pots and pans behind this Thursday. She’ll share the ups and downs from her two-and-a-half-year (and counting) odyssey making plant-based meals for her omnivore husband. She will also share highlights from research articles relating to her experience.

Join us at this month's Vancouver potluck, 6:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Click here for details.

July Cooking Class: Teff

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July 2 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

The third class in our new “Food in Depth” series focusing on protein foods will be on teff. Teff is a high protein, high mineral, gluten-free grain. The class consists of a 1.5 hour cooking demonstration of at least three completely different dishes using teff. The person doing the demo is an exceptional cook who has done several demos for us before, and whose dishes have been very popular. You will get amazing samples of each dish, along with the recipes. Taste the versatility of teff -- sign up now!

Pre-registration required - open through June 28th!

Location: Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church - 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239

For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at or 503-521-1941.

Celebrate the 4th with us!

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July 4 (3:30 - 6:00 PM)

Join us for our annual Fourth of July potluck. Bring your fave vegan meal, plus plates, utensils, serving spoons; we'll provide the vegan ice cream! Lawn games welcome too!

Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park, SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

For more information, directions, and transportation and parking, click here!

Did ya know we have film archives?

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March 4, 2017

Need a rainy day activity?

Thanks to our awesome volunteers, we have recordings of many Vegfest and other talks. Hear about myths of vegan living, vegan athletes, the inner lives of animals, and more.

Check it out!

Gresham Potluck Delish Demo with Jeanne

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July 9 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Learn how to make a living, raw hummus to be served in a cucumber cup with Plant-Based Cooking Instructor and owner of Upcycling Creations, Jeanne Schultz. Jeanne will discuss and demonstrate how to create a living hummus made with sprouted chick peas, spinach and fresh herbs. Samples and recipes provided. In keeping with the theme of our potluck speaker, you might consider bringing a raw dish to share, although cooked food is also welcome.

15150 NE Glisan Street, Portland OR. Click here for details.

Productive Conversation in Times of Controversy

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July 27 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Vancouver Potluck with Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Founder Katie Cantrell

Katie will share insight from years of experience on engaging in productive dialogue around controversial issues rather than confrontation. The time has never been more ripe.

Click here for details. Vancouver location to be announced soon.

PDX Potluck: Arts as Activism

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August 20 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Michael Harren is a Brooklyn-based composer and performer who is currently touring the United States with his original solo show, The Animal Show. The show was written during his year-long residency at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary where he discovered that theater and music could be deeply transformative in ways that his other forms of animal advocacy were not. Michael is a passionate music educator and serves as Director of Communications for Our Hen House.

When: 5:00pm potluck; 6:30pm talk
Where: 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Click here for details.