Hi there! Thought I would tell you of a recent opportunity that I think is a great concept.
I am going to start volunteering with a new grassroots newspaper called the Portland Upside. It will contain only positive stories reflecting what's happening in the Portland Metro area. Here is the link to their website... www.portlandupside.com. If you are interested in contributing an article about an organization, a person or something you have seen in your community- that would be awesome. They are currently collecting articles/ stories for the first issue or two.
This group seeks to bring together those interested in or currently living a compassionate vegan lifestyle for enjoyment and activities. Being Vegan is a journey in life and no two people travel it the same. So why not join and get to know a great group of people who are walking the same path. Northwest VEG generously pays for the meetup group fees, so you don't have to so be sure to support them as well! We also have a family group, Viva la Vegan - Family: http://vegan.meetup.com/492/