Portland VegFest celebrates plant-based living, with free food samples, health and nutrition speakers, chef demonstrations, Fashion & Beauty Stage presentations, Fitness Stage workouts, restaurants, films, and activities for kids and teens. There's something for everyone!

Our 11th annual VegFest was November 14 and 15, 2015, and featured prominent plant-based health and nutrition experts, covering topics that included thriving on a plant-based diet, getting enough nutrition as an athlete, combating disease, and stopping cancer. Check out the 2015 schedule for VegFest and these great speakers:

  • Leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition Michael Klaper, MD
  • Cancer researcher, focusing on the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and cancer survival, Paulette Chandler, MD, MPH
  • Co-author of No Meat Athlete with Matt Frazier and Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz, and ultramarathoner Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD
  • Founder of the world's most comprehensive program for depression and anxiety recovery utilizing nutrition Neil Nedley, MD

Dan Piraro Michael Klaper, MD Paulette Chandler Matt Ruscigno Neil Nedley