Chris Lazarus


Northwest VEG's Viva La Vegan PORTLAND - Metro 20060919
Portland, OR 97202


Portland, ORUSA 97202

Member since:

November 17, 2012



I've been vegetarian for 25 yrs because of the animals and environment. Moved to Portland from NY 1.5 yr ago. In early 90s I did volunteer publicity for 2 veg/vegan groups in southern CA where I was living.

What's your favorite food or dish?

falafel -- but really so many! I love Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern!

How old are you?


How long have you been and why are you a vegan or interested in becoming a vegan?

25 yrs vegetarian because of the animals and the environment. Need some support in getting eggs and dairy out of my diet, although I have probably 20 veg/vegan cookbooks and should know better. Really want to be connected with vegans who know how to make truly delicious foods.

What do you like to do in your free time?

eat! spend time with neighbors' dogs and cats (will soon adopt), photography, writing, travel, ballroom/swing/Latin dancing, listening to jazz and classical and Bossa Nova (yeah, that dates me).

What Chris Lazarus is saying about this Meetup Group

Great, very active group with super organizer!

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  • Sotol

    Northwest VEG's Viva La Vegan PORTLAND - Metro

    Chris, We are older lesbian couple near Salem. We are not involved with Salem vegan group. We also have NY and So CA connections. If you live in Portland, we could always meet at Native Foods in Bridgeport Village, Tigard. email: [masked]

    Mar 11, 2014 12:11 PM
  • Julieann Smith Platt

    Welcome to Ballroom Dance With Us Chris!
    We would love to meet you in one of our upcoming classes(today - Sunday) or events(FRI Nov8)!
    Happy Dancing,
    Julieann and Joseph

    Nov 03, 2013 4:48 PM
  • Judith Pearson

    Hi, Chris
    I agree with your suggestion for subgroups of this group to form based on geographical areas of travel interest or specific topics: retirement, long-term nomadic traveling, voluntourism, etc.
    Hope to meet you sometime!

    Aug 14, 2013 7:52 PM
  • Lisa

    It was great to meet you as well! And thanks for the reminder that I need to sign up for this class. It looks like we will be eating really good food on that day!

    Mar 30, 2013 11:16 AM

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