10th Annual Portland VegFest

VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone!

To support NW VEG and our events, we welcome your new membership. Join at our Membership table at VegFest and receive a gift bag full of vegan products and coupons, valued at up to 3 times the price of membership!

VegFest features:
* Free samples of hundreds of different foods!
* Delicious main dishes, decadent desserts and chocolates, fresh organic produce, veggie burgers, non-dairy cheeses, fruit smoothies and juices, hummus, whole grain breads, spreads and dips, nut and seed butters, on-the-go snacks, raw foods and treats, and so much more!
* Speakers
* Cooking Demonstrations
* Ask the Experts
* Family and Teen Activities
* Restaurants
* Non-Profit Organizations
* Film Screenings
* New features: fitness area, fashion/beauty exhibits & farmers market

Portland VegFest will need 400+ volunteers to make it even bigger and better then last year. Want to help out with VegFest 2014? Please email Chelsea Davis at [masked]

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  • Connie C.

    I think it does relate to veganism. It's related to the dying off of the bees and butterflies. When they are gone, we won't be far behind and neither will the rest of the animals.

    4 · October 10

  • Adam H.

    My only suggestion would be to not allow the anti-GMO groups to have a booth. It has nothing to do with veganism and detracts from the overall mission of reducing animal suffering.

    1 · September 30

    • andy

      and what about all the countless creatures exposed to the spraying of these poisons on our food, or ag food for slaughter animals. think about all the dead birds and mice and other field creatures that are being exposed to these poisons and dying horrific slow painful deaths or worse.

      October 10

    • andy

      and then think about how GMOs contribute to shaping the face of modern agriculture: humongous mono-crops that are changing economies (read destroying local economies), polluting fresh water, using fresh water, poluting the atmosphere, wasting topsoil, and on and on. these larger concepts may not sound like animal rights, but they are at the very heart of it.

      1 · October 10

  • John-Flor

    It was a great event, seeing it both through a volunteer's and audience's lenses. Coming from New York, it's wonderful to see a thriving veg community here too. Kudos to all the organizers of the VegFest!

    2 · October 7

  • Holly H.

    My family and I went to VegFest for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish I would've known about this three and a half years ago when we became vegan. We lived in Salem, which isn't super vegan friendly. I'm glad we are in Portland now and have many like minded people in the area. I wish the meetups weren't always on the weekends though. There are people that work weekends and have days off during the week.

    2 · October 5

  • Judith B.

    Wonderful!

    2 · October 1

  • deanna

    our expansion this year was a great hit and i didn't hear anything but positive remarks. the stages always had participants too!

    2 · September 28

    • Lynn

      I too liked the expansion.

      2 · September 30

    • Adam H.

      I attended the Sunday session and there was plenty of space. It was quite pleasant and it didn't feel at all crowded.

      2 · September 30

  • Judith B.

    I agree with Rick! Vegan eating is part of a larger lifestyle of Healthy eating and relationships to the creatures we save( animals) and eat in gratitude for their sacrifice (healthy plants!) eating Vegan should NOT mean eating JUNK of any kind! Dr. Fuhrman made that very clear - not to eat Junk Food!

    2 · September 30

    • Lynn

      I've read all about GMOs. It's junk that shouldn't be added to food.

      1 · September 30

    • Adam H.

      Rick, do you have any evidence to support your claim?

      September 30

  • Rick

    Actually, the anti-GMO groups should definitely have a booth at Vegfest. It's critical to stop GMO foods, and take away Monsanto's political power as much as possible.

    3 · September 30

    • Lynn

      Good to see Yes on 92 at Vegfest!!

      1 · September 30

    • Lynn

      Also nice not to see some companies (that were there last year) that are under companies that support gmos.

      1 · September 30

  • Judith B.

    Wow! I know that any kind of chemicals and tampering with Natural Organic food cannot be good for my natural organic body.
    Maybe GMO foods are ok for mechanical bodies, like robots.
    I belong to NWVEG and go to things like Veg Fest because I value Natural, Organic creatures as Mother Nature gives birth to them.
    And NWVEG brings in such good speakers, like Dr Fuhrman! He's all for Whole, Natural, Organic Foods!

    4 · September 30

    • Adam H.

      Literally everything is a chemical. Do you consume Dihydrogen Monoxide?

      September 30

    • Lauren

      It's called "NW Veg," not "NW Natural"...

      1 · September 30

  • Stephen

    I thought it was a great success even though I didn't have time to walk around and visit all of the wonderful booths. I did have a chance to talk to my two favorite charity, Mercy for Animals and Sea Shepherd briefly during my lunch break. I love meeting all of the wonderful people that stop by the photo booth. Thank you for the opportunity and CONGRATULATIONS to the organizers, staff and volunteers - job well done!

    5 · September 29

  • Jeanne

    I agree with Deb-the larger hall made it very easy to navigate through the crowds, both days and all different times.

    2 · September 29

  • Barnet L.

    Wow! Super huge! VegFest keeps getting better and better! Kudos to NW Veg, all the wonderful volunteers, and awesome exhibitors!

    2 · September 28

  • Robyn D.

    I had a great time.

    1 · September 28

  • VeganSyd

    So many more animal rights, animal rescue, animal theme clothing -- really nice!

    3 · September 28

  • Devra

    A friend and I have offered to volunteer at it, but haven't heard anything.

    1 · September 6

    • Chelsea

      Did you get my email? So sorry for the delay. We have had a lot of changes going on. Thank you for your patience and help!

      1 · September 19

    • Amanda

      Yes! Thanks!

      September 19

  • erin

    I also wanted to volunteer and got no reply

    1 · September 18

    • Chelsea

      Did you get my email?

      1 · September 19

  • deanna

    If you're planning to go to Portland VegFest, feel free to take advantage of this deal we are doing through Merc Perks. :)

    http://portland.altperks.com/product/8062277/buy-one-get-one-32-dollars-value-at-northwest-vegfest

    1 · August 26

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