Celebrate World Vegan Month
with a 30-day Veg Challenge!

November 1st, 7pm via Facebook Livestream

What does recent scientific research say about the environmental impacts of food choices? Julie will examine the impacts of our food from production through consumption and discuss the science to help answer questions and dispel myths about food and sustainability. 

 Dr. Julie Sinistore is a sustainability consultant with a global engineering firm where she conducts Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) on products and services from food to electronics. She holds a PhD in Biological Systems Engineering, and an MS in Agroecology both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University. 


Nov. 2 at 3pm - Cooking demo with Emily Forbes
Cascadia Commons

For omnivores and longtime vegans alike, join Emily for a cooking demo breaking down simple and delicious meals!


Nov. 3, 1pm - Family trip to odd man inn animal refuge


Odd Man Inn has rescued over 450 farmed animals. Have you ever wanted to hug a pig or pet a goat? This is your chance. This tour is welcome to human animals of all ages - just bring shoes that can get muddy!



Enter your original recipe to enter the tasting competition! (Original means you’ve changed a couple ingredients, not reinvented the wheel.) Bring your dessert to share at a dessert-filled evening, judged by owner of Carina’s Bakery, Carina, and author of Eat Like You Give a Damn and co-owner of Herbivore Clothing Store Michelle Schwegmann.

Nov. 16, 1pm - LUNCH and tour of tofurky with tofurky founder seth tibbott

Join Tofurky Founder Seth Tibbott for lunch and a tour of the Tofurky plant.

Nov. 24, 3:30pm - compassionate thanksgiving
Oaks bottom park


Share a vegan feast in our largest potluck of the year. Join Northwest VEG for music, dancing, games, camaraderie, and delicious food.

THANksgiving morning, 9am - PDX TOFURKY TROT
Oaks bottom park


Kick off Thanksgiving morning celebrating compassion, fresh air, friends, and gratitude with the annual Portland Tofurky Trot. The Tofurky Trot is a 5k (3.1 miles) run, trot, or walk open to all ages (and friendly dogs) and all levels of physical fitness. 100% of profit from the Trot goes to support local farm sanctuaries as well as Northwest VEG. Thank you to Tofurky for being our title sponsor.