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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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Please note that all events are open to everyone! Special accommodations needed? Click here. Submit listings relevant to the mission of Northwest VEG to info@nwveg.org.

Vancouver Potluck: Vegan on the Go!

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August 31 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Vancouver Potluck with Daniela Lais, author of the brand new cookbook Vegan On the Go.



Daniela will be demoing and sampling this scrumptious, quick, and easy apple cake, just in time for apple season. You won't want to miss out!

When: 6:30 pm
Where: Pacific Continental Bank Community Room at 101 East 6th Street, Vancouver, WA.

Click here for details.

Cooking Class at The Herb Shoppe

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September 8 (7:00 - 9:00 PM)



























Cook and taste three quick yet scrumptious apple dishes with Chef Linda Tyler from Northwest Veg!

The Herb Shoppe
3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Friday September 8th 2017
7pm - 9pm

Get your tickets here.

Tickets are $25 for the Public and $15 for Northwest VEG members (with a Discount Code: "NW Veg Members Discount")!

PDX Potluck: Food Friends, Food Enemies

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September 17 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Have you ever been confused by conflicting advice on what to eat? It's easy to end up avoiding beneficial foods, while filling your plate with foods that are harmful. How can you get the facts about nutrition so that you make the best choices?

This presentation will transform your understanding of what to eat and what to steer clear of, and most importantly, why. Foods contain thousands of substances that impact your body. What specific substances in foods make them healthy, and which make them dangerous? Just looking at sources of calories - fats, proteins, and carbohydrates - is too simplistic. You'll learn a better approach.

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Janice Stanger, Ph.D. is an educator, consultant, nutrition expert, and author of The Perfect Formula Diet: How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy Now with Six Kinds of Whole Foods. Janice has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Aging from University of California, San Francisco. She is certified in plant-based nutrition through the T Colin Campbell Foundation. She also has an M.B.A from University of California, Berkeley. She is a frequent radio show guest, blogger, guest blogger, and conference presenter.

Join Janice and us at our eastside Sunday potluck.
4312 SE Stark St., Portland, OR.
Click here for details.

Vancouver Potluck

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September 28 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Speaker TBD soon!

When: 6:30 pm
Where: Pacific Continental Bank Community Room at 101 East 6th Street, Vancouver, WA.

PDX Potluck: Youth for the Voiceless

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October 22 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Youth for the Voiceless is an exciting new youth animal advocacy organization, based out or Portland. YFV's mission is to amplify the voices of young activists and harness the wisdom of youth through the age-old power of story-telling. By providing platforms by which young people can share powerful stories about animals they have known and loved as well as their own personal experiences with activism, YFV aims to forge collaborative partnerships between animal advocates, regardless of age, and allow new generations to speak up for animals and be heard.

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

22-Day VEG Challenge Kickoff!

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October 28 (2:30 - 5:00 PM)

Living and Cooking Vegan in a Meat-Eaters’ World



Every vegan can tell you stories about negative attitudes and hostile dynamics coming from meat-eaters, sometimes even friends and family members. For our 22 Day Veg Challenge Kickoff Event, Linda Tyler, vegan writer and cooking workshop leader, will dig into this phenomenon in depth, sharing research studies that shed light on why this happens and what you can do when it happens. Linda will also offer research-backed approaches for cooking vegan dishes for meat-eaters. Using a few basic principles and taking time to carefully choose dishes and meal menus can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection from your target meat-eater. It’s not just tofu that turns people off. The second half of the session will be a cooking demo. Linda will share two core recipes (Creamy Tomato Sauce and Montreal Roasted Vegetables) and show ways they can be combined with a number of different supporting foods to make at least a dozen fabulous vegan meals.

JOIN US! 2:30-5:00 pm at Fred Meyer, 100 NW 20th Place, Portland, OR 97209.

Event is free but please reserve your space here.

22-Day VEG Challenge Cooking Demo: Vegan Gluten-Free Baking

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November 3 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Erin Lehn Floresca will do a cooking demonstration of vegan gluten-free baking. She has been an avid baker for decades. After reading "Diet for a New America" in 1996,  she quickly figured out how to veganize all of her favorite baking recipes.  Years later, she added gluten-free baking into the mix. Always a fan of sharing the sweet life with others, she'll demonstrate how easy it is to make delectable, crowd-pleasing vegan/gluten-free desserts. Baked goods will include chocolate chip cookies, a moist and delicious chocolate cake and other delights.

JOIN US! 6:30-8:00 pm at Fred Meyer, 100 NW 20th Place, Portland, OR 97209.

Event is free but please reserve your space here.

22-Day VEG Challenge Visit to Wildwood Farm Sanctuary

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November 4 (12:00 - 2:00 PM)



Located on 98 acres in Newberg Oregon, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary is a haven for farmed animals and wildlife alike. They provide life-long refuge and rehabilitation for abused and abandoned farmed animals. Their mission is to help open eyes and reshape the way humans view and treat farmed animals by considering a compassionate and cruelty-free way of living.

Join Shauna Sherick, Wildwood’s founder and president, to meet Wildwood's furry and feathered residents and hear how the sanctuary is working to change the lives of farmed animals.

Space is limited to the first 25 people who sign up. Please let us know if you need a ride or can provide one. The deadline for reserving a spot is Wednesday, November 1.



JOIN US! 12:00-2:00 pm at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, 15481 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg, OR 97132.

Event is free but please reserve your space here.

22-Day VEG Challenge Cooking Demo: Vegan for the Holidays

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November 11 (3:00 - 4:30 PM)

Kris Eisenman is a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Food For Life Instructor and a professionally trained chef. She will demonstrate and share plant-based recipes for traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. Her delicious Holiday Veggie Wellington recipe on YouTube gives you an idea of how extravagant and delicious vegan holidays can be. Kris will also discuss ways of keeping the extravagant holiday eating to just the holidays, and share additional wintertime recipes that are delicious yet healthy. If you have a holiday favorite dish you just don't know how to veganize, bring the recipe and join us for the Q&A to leave with lots of great ideas.

JOIN US! 3:00-4:30 pm at People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202.

Event is free but please reserve your space here.



Thank you to People's Food Co-op for generously donating the use of your space.

22-Day VEG Challenge Closing Celebration

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November 18 (3:00 - 4:30 PM)



Celebrate completion of the 22-Day VEG Challenge with delicious bites and talks from vegan physician Dr. Craig McDougall, Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary co-founder and vegan naturopath John Collins, author and population and environmental sustainability expert Stephanie Feldstein, and Factory Farming Awareness Coalition founder Katie Cantrell.

JOIN US! 3:00-4:30 pm at People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202.

Event is free but please reserve your space here.


Thank you to People's Food Co-op for generously donating the use of your space.

PDX Tofurky Trot 2017

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November 23 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

It's that time of year again!

The Tofurky Trot is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant-based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday. The money raised from the Trot goes to support Northwest VEG, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Sanctuary One, and Green Acres Farm Sanctuary.

The Trot has tasty prizes for the top fundraisers and the top Trotters, and all registered Trotters get a free bag!

Friendly dogs are welcome!

Where to meet: The Historic Dance Pavilion at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202

Eventbrite - Portland Tofurky Trot



Photo of turkeys Pete and Big Boy taken by Beth Redwood at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary (c) bethlilyredwood.com.