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

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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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NW VEG Westside Portland Potluck + Tamales

April 19 (5:00 PM)

Join chef Heather Solano, owner of La Vida Veggie. for a discussion on homelessness; how it affects our local population and what local vegans like you can do to make a difference as well as a cooking demo featuring vegan tamales. Heather will also tell us about how we can get involved in La Vida Veggie's project "Make Tamales Not War," held every last Saturday of the month. Tamale samples will be provided for those who attend!
The potluck will be held at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the presentation at 6:30pm, or both! Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here! If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information email info@nwveg.org. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

NW VEG Vancouver Potluck and Presentation

April 30 (6:30 PM)

Following our usual potluck, join David Cacanindin for a presentation on, "Growing Your Own Food." David is a renaissance man in a modern world. Check his hat rack, and you'll find a chef's hat, a jungle hat, a bicycle helmet, and construction goggles. The rest of the time, he's meditating under a monk-length bed of hair. A raw foods nutritionist, world traveler, NYC chef, energy healer, jazz pianist, music teacher, permaculturist, and zero-waste environmentalist, David is bound to send you away with some new ideas. Follow David on Tumblr and his travel blog.

Come to the potluck at 6:30, the talk at 7:30, or both! The potluck and demo will be in the Oak and Elm Rooms at the Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663 [see map]. This is just over the I-5 Bridge - very quick to reach from Portland.
For the potluck, please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information email info@nwveg.org. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

Volunteer with us for Earth Day and More!

April 2, 2015

Volunteers are needed to help table at a number of great community event. Tabling is a lot of fun and entails talking with interested attendees about a plant-based lifestyle and Northwest VEG offerings (including our classes, potlucks, presentations and more); handing out literature; directing attendees to additional resources and recipes as necessary; and generally putting a positive face to a compassionate lifestyle. We are also looking for volunteers to leaflet at both of the Earth Day events!
New volunteers are welcomed and will be paired with an experienced volunteer and given training materials beforehand.
Please email our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at volunteer@nwveg.org for more information.

PSU Earth Day Fair 2015
Where: Park Blocks at PSU
When: Wednesday, April 22
Tabling shifts: 10:30am-1pm, 12:45-3:15pm
Leafleting shifts 11am-1pm, 1-3pm

Portland Earth Day 2015
Where: Normandale Park (NE 57 Ave/Halsey)
When: Saturday, April 25
Tabling shifts: 9:15am-12:15pm, 12-3pm, 2:45-5:15pm
Leafleting shifts: 10am-12:30pm, 12-2:30pm, 2-4:30pm

Women's Works Fair
Where: Adventist Medical Center (10123 SE Market Street Portland, OR)
When: Sunday, April 26
Tabling shift: 11:30am-3pm

Help us Make a Movie!

February 28, 2015

We are excited to announce we are making a documentary and we need your support! The movie will explore the lives and stories of everyday people in our communities who share a common thread - they're all vegan. There are a number of great movies focusing on why to go vegan or featuring people new to veganism, but we want to spotlight how everyday vegans live their lives and how accessible the vegan lifestyle really is.

The movie is not only about the community, it is being created by the community! We are looking for stories to feature in the movie, so please consider submitting your story and supporting the project by making a tax-deductible donation.

Please check out VeganMovie.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.