NWVeg Vancouver Monthly Potluck
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

NWVeg Vancouver Monthly Potluck

This month we will meet at Odd Man Inn animal refuge at·2852 Skye Rd, Washougal on Saturday the 29th instead of our normal last Thursday of the month (next month we will go back to the last Thursday).

Josh & Wendy Smith will give us a guided tour after we break bread together. John and Wendy are the owners and caretakers of this animal refuge.

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22 Day Veg Challenge: Vegan and Gluten-free Baking Demo
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

22 Day Veg Challenge: Vegan and Gluten-free Baking Demo

Erin Lehn Floresca, long-time NW Veg volunteer, and Christina Norton, vegan/gluten-free baker for Seven Virtues Coffee Roasters, are excited to share their love of the sweet life with others during this vegan/gluten-free baking demonstration. These avid bakers will demonstrate how easy and fun it is to make delectable, crowd-pleasing vegan/gluten-free desserts. 

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22 Day Veg Challenge: Whole-Foods Plant-Based Cooking Demo
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

22 Day Veg Challenge: Whole-Foods Plant-Based Cooking Demo

Curious about what people eat on a Whole-Foods Plant-Based (WFPB) diet? Join WFPB enthusiast Linda Hendrickson to learn what foods provide superior nutrition, and how to make them part of your life. Participants will sample and see how easy it can be to make delicious, satisfying, and nutrient-dense dishes such as green smoothies, oil-free soups and dressings, protein-rich veggie bowls, and no-sugar-added desserts.

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22 Day Veg Challenge Closing Celebration! Cooking Demo and Panel Discussion
Nov
17
2:30 PM14:30

22 Day Veg Challenge Closing Celebration! Cooking Demo and Panel Discussion

Come celebrate your participation in the 22 Day Veg Challenge and let us know how things went! Learn how extravagant and delicious vegan holidays can be and how to veganize your favorite recipes with Kris Eisenman, and hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the environmental impacts of eating meat, the nutritional aspects of a vegan lifestyle, and heartwarming stories about rescued farm animals.

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Portland Potluck
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Portland Potluck

Veganic gardening Q & A:  Join us for an informal group discussion led by NW VEG’s Jill Schatz on veganic gardening. Bring your favorite fruits and veggies for show and tell, and to share if you have extras; seeds welcome too! We’ll answer questions, share growing tips and resources, talk about winter gardens, and end with a drawing to give away a copy of Binda Colebrook’s “Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest”.

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Vancouver Potluck
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Vancouver Potluck

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (map)
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Join Northwest VEG members John & Donna Weaver in discussing memory and aging. In preparation for Portland VegFest, this roundtable will facilitate brainstorming questions to ask Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. No expert will be present at this potluck, but there will be excellent food and friends!

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Will Tuttle in PDX: The Hidden Links between Social Justice and Ethical Eating
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Will Tuttle in PDX: The Hidden Links between Social Justice and Ethical Eating

Dr. Will Tuttle, visionary author and inspirational speaker, has presented widely throughout North America, Europe, and the Pacific. Author of the acclaimed Amazon #1 best-seller The World Peace Diet, which has been published in 16 languages, he is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Award…..

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PDX Potluck: What's up with "clean meat"?
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

PDX Potluck: What's up with "clean meat"?

  • West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Clean Meat, also known as cultured meat or lab grown meat is part of a somewhat new technology known as cellular agriculture. This technology has the potential to revolutionize animal agriculture, and save billions of animals from being raised and slaughtered for meat but how should we as animal activists and vegans approach this technology? This talk with animal law expert Becky Jenkins, LLB, LLM will introduce folks to clean meat and discuss some of the key benefits and shortcomings of this new technology.

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Twilight Yoga at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Twilight Yoga at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary

Join Wildwood Farm Sanctuary for yoga, vegan snacks and drinks, and likely animal snuggles as the sun sets at one of the most tranquil places in Oregon. Jaclyn Leeds will be leading a one-hour gentle flow and restorative yoga practice, followed by a tour of the sanctuary and visits with the sanctuary’s furry and feathered residents. 

Please register for this event as space is limited to 45 people. Money raised benefits Wildwood Farm Sanctuary and Northwest VEG. All are welcome; no yoga experience necessary.
Register here
Under-18: $5
Children at heart: $20

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Sandy Potluck
Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

Sandy Potluck

Come share a vegan meal with community at 5pm and together watch three inspiring video presentations.

5:30 - In The Skinny on Brooklyn, Eric L. Adams, Borough President in Brooklyn, New York, tells how he saved his life by changing to a plant-based diet. 

5:45 - Dr. Neal Barnard gives incredible scientific perspectives on Nutrition Essentials that prove the advantages of a plant-based diet. Dr. Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

6:30 - The Most Powerful Strategy for Healing People and the Planet is a recent TedX presentation by Dr. Michael Klaper. He incorporates perspectives on human health, environmental health, and animal compassion in this fast-moving look at a more effective way to live. Dr. Klaperis a physician, author, and vegan health educator.     

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VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Northwest VEG is proud to be a charity partner of VegOut! Portland. VegOut! Portland is a celebration of vegan food & drink, live entertainment, educational speakers, chef demonstrations, fitness classes, and a ton of fun for all ages! More than 100 expected vendors will be exhibiting over the weekend, with a full line up of vegan programming for 2 full days of action! Buy your tickets through this link and Northwest VEG will receive 10% of your ticket price. See you there!

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VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Northwest VEG is proud to be a charity partner of VegOut! Portland. VegOut! Portland is a celebration of vegan food & drink, live entertainment, educational speakers, chef demonstrations, fitness classes, and a ton of fun for all ages! More than 100 expected vendors will be exhibiting over the weekend, with a full line up of vegan programming for 2 full days of action! Buy your tickets through this link and Northwest VEG will receive 10% of your ticket price. See you there!

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Making Vegan Food Appealing to Omnivores, with a Summer Dinner Party Menu
Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

Making Vegan Food Appealing to Omnivores, with a Summer Dinner Party Menu

Are omnivores sometimes less than willing to try your food? Do they seem to judge your dishes harshly? Let's delve into the results of psychological research on food choices, expectations, and appeal to find out why and what we can do about it. Linda Tyler will share her findings, translating the academic jargon into everyday advice. She'll then put the principles to work as she shares a healthy summer dinner party menu (with hearty samples). 

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Attend VegOut! and VegFest for free! Outreach Training
Jul
4
2:15 PM14:15

Attend VegOut! and VegFest for free! Outreach Training

Do you want to represent Northwest VEG and attend VegOut! Portland for free? Help us get the word out about Portland VegFest this fall and attend that for free as well? Join Northwest VEG in an outreach training led by Executive Director Jaclyn Leeds. Learn key points of effective vegan advocacy and how to engage the most people. Partake in mock dialogues about the most commonly asked questions and practice the most effective answers. (But what if plants have feelings?! Where do you get your protein??). We ask that anyone interested in tabling for Northwest VEG attend this training. Bring a vegan dish to share and stay for the July 4th potluck and free ice cream!

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Vancouver Potluck: Traveling as a Vegan
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Vancouver Potluck: Traveling as a Vegan

Have you had problems finding vegan food while traveling?  Many agree it is one of the hardest things to deal with as a vegan.  This presentation with Northwest VEG member and avid traveler John Weaver will cover the many topics of traveling as a vegan and provide you with a list of helpful hints, suggested tools, and specific things that can help you while you travel.

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Portland Potluck & Annual Meeting
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Portland Potluck & Annual Meeting

Join us for our PDX potluck and brief annual meeting to hear what NW VEG has in store for the coming year, and stay for the stories. 

We will hear stories of 5 minutes or less sharing about one's journey to veganism, with a keynote vegan story from Solutionary Runner Steven Draper. Interested in sharing your story? Send us an email by June 8.

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Animal Welfare - An African Perspective
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Animal Welfare - An African Perspective

Ever Chinoda, a Zimbabwean attorney, founded Speak Out for Animals, which aims to protect animals through the legal system. Winnie Onkoba, a Kenyan attorney, is setting up a non-profit organization in Kenya that will provide veterinary services to animals as well as set up a shelter for homeless animals and animals in need of protection and basic care. Join us at May's Portland potluck where these two animal protection pioneers will talk about their experiences in dealing with animal welfare issues in Africa and the work they are doing or planning to do with the knowledge they have gained from their recent participation in Lewis & Clark's Animal Law LLM. program. 

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Earth Day: Discount Dining Coupons
Apr
22
8:00 AM08:00

Earth Day: Discount Dining Coupons

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!  

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PDX Eastside Potluck
Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

PDX Eastside Potluck

Victoria Kress is an Animal Reiki Teacher and member of Shelter Animal Reiki Association, and volunteer at Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary and Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary.

Join us for the potluck at 5pm, Victoria's presentation at 6:30pm, or both.

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Recycling in Washington: Vancouver Potluck
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Recycling in Washington: Vancouver Potluck

The Northwest VEG Vancouver potluck is making some changes. We are working to find both the best day and best location for the potluck. The February potluck will be held Tuesday evening Feb. 20 (note the new day) at the Columbia Bank at 101 East 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. You can come for the potluck at 6:30, the presentation at 7:30, or both. 

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PDX Potluck: Yum!
Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

PDX Potluck: Yum!

  • West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us this coming Sunday for a delicious potluck! Potluck at 5pm, demo at 6:30pm; join us for one or both. Linda Tyler will doing a Taste Test: Three healthy dips for fruit slices. Don't miss out on this deliciousness.

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