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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Vegan Chinese Banquet

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March 24 (12:30 - 2:00 PM)

3 spots left! - Northwest VEG is excited to offer a vegan Chinese banquet meal to celebrate Chinese New Year at the vegan Chinese restaurant Yuan Su. The custom 8-course meal will start with an appetizer platter, then mushroom & vegetable soup and 6 dishes (several off menu). Tip included in cost. Northwest VEG members receive a discount at registration.

Please pre-register by March 17th.

Yuan Su is at 11140 SE Powell Blvd, Portland.

Vancouver Potluck Film Screening: The Science of Fasting

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March 29 (6:30 - 8:45 PM)

Young biologists from the University of Southern California have overturned conventional wisdom and used molecular biology to demonstrate the powerful effects of fasting. This research as well as research in Russia and Germany suggests a wide-ranging potential, which could include treatments for the disease of the century, cancer; as well as other health issues like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. If these scientists are right, maybe our approach to disease and treatment will need a rethink.

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Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver located at 4505 East 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661

When: Come for the potluck at 6:30, the presentation at 7:30, or both.

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

PDX Potluck w/ Farm Animal Hero Jenny Brown

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April 15 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Jenny Brown is a longtime animal rights advocate and Co-Founder of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, New York--one the country’s most recognized and respected sanctuaries for farmed animals. She previously worked in film and television until when she went undercover in Texas to film farmed animal abuse. That experience led her to dedicate her life to helping farm animals and raise awareness of their plight. Jenny’s story and the work of her sanctuary has been featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, NPR, and more. She is the author of an award-winning memoir-with-a-mission The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight For Farm Animals. She will be speaking about effective advocacy.

Join for the potluck at 5pm, Jenny's talk at 6:30pm, or both!

Location TBD

Earth Day - Coupons Coming Soon!

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April 22 (8:00 AM - 10:00 PM)

According to a United Nations report, animal agriculture contributes more to global warming than all the cars, trucks, planes, trains, and boats combined -- the entire transportation sector, worldwide. This means that vegetarian/vegan restaurants are the most climate-friendly restaurants. Try one on Earth Day for half price! Coupon and list of participating restaurants available soon! Valid only on Earth Day: Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Spring 2018 Master VEG

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April 11 - June 6 (6:00 - 8:45 PM)

Presented by Northwest VEG
Sponsored by People's Food Co-op

Wednesday nights April 11–June 6

Master VEG Schedule Registration is now open for Spring 2018. Register here!

Location: Community room of People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave in Portland.

Sustainable. Heart-healthy. Compassionate. Learn what's behind the buzz words connected to a plant-based lifestyle from the professionals - doctors, nutritionists, animal lawyers, activists, environmental scientists, philosophers, and more. Each class examines implications of a plant-based lifestyle on our health, the environment, social justice, and our relationship with animals. A key component of the program is the service-oriented project, where attendees are expected to contribute at least 16 volunteer hours to a related nonprofit organization. Learn more here.