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We have a monthly potluck in members' homes to share a meal where every dish is health-promoting, containing only nutrient dense plant-based whole foods with no added oil, sugar, or salt. You don't need to be a Nutritarian to join us in sharing a delicious Nutritarian meal.

We discuss the details of the food we brought to the potluck, share recipes, and go around the room each time to share our personal stories, discoveries, and challenges. It is such a pleasure to gather with other like-minded people for a meal where every dish is truly health-promoting, and everyone is cheering you on towards your health goals.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman coined the word "Nutritarian". This word describes his recommended diet, which bases food choices on maximizing the micronutrients per calorie. The Nutritarian diet ideally includes G-BOMBS every day (Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds), so dishes containing any of those ingredients are especially appreciated. If you're new to this way of eating, please follow this link to learn more about Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian diet: https://www.drfuhrman.com/learn/the-nutrita... (https://www.drfuhrman.com/learn/the-nutritarian-diet)

We occasionally have food demonstrations or hands-on experiences with kitchen tools, and like to share ways to make food prep easier and more efficient.

We enjoy discussing the ideas of a variety of experts in whole-foods plant-based nutrition. Here are links to some of them:

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: https://www.drfuhrman.com/

Dr. Michael Greger http://nutritionfacts.org/

Dr. Michael Klaper http://doctorklaper.com/

Dr. John McDougall https://www.drmcdougall.com/

Forks Over Knives https://www.forksoverknives.com/

PlantPure Nation http://www.plantpurenation.com/

Chef AJ https://chefajwebsite.com/index.html

TrueNorth Health Center http://www.healthpromoting.com/

Portland Nutritarian Meetup was founded by Rachel Rigg in June 2014. The name was changed to Portland Plant-Based Nutritarians in October 2016 to more clearly reflect the focus of the group.

Upcoming events (5+)

Monthly Nutritarian Potluck

The home of Linda Hendrickson and John Brockway

Join us for a fun evening of eating together and talking about our Nutritarian experiences. We welcome everyone who is curious about health-promoting food! We have two traditions. One is to gather around the buffet table where each person will talk about the food they brought. We can also take photos of the food before we dig into it! Once we are seated, our other tradition is to go around the table to say what's on our mind about food. This is an opportunity for the person speaking to share from the heart, and for the others at the table to listen deeply to what is being said. Please bring one of your favorite plant-based Nutritarian dishes to share with the group (nutrient-dense whole foods with no added salt, oil or sugar). You don't need to cook anything -- we love fresh fruit and vegetables! To make clean-up easier, please bring your own dinner service. As soon as you decide what you plan to bring, post a message to let us know. It would be great if you could post the recipe too. There’s no parking in front of our house, and we share the driveway with our neighbor, so please park on one of the side streets, SE Ankeny or SE Ash. Looking forward to seeing you! If you are not able to attend, please change your RSVP as soon as possible.

Monthly Nutritarian Potluck

The home of Linda Hendrickson and John Brockway

Join us for a fun evening of eating together and talking about our Nutritarian experiences. We welcome everyone who is curious about health-promoting food! We have two traditions. One is to gather around the buffet table where each person will talk about the food they brought. We can also take photos of the food before we dig into it! Once we are seated, our other tradition is to go around the table to say what's on our mind about food. This is an opportunity for the person speaking to share from the heart, and for the others at the table to listen deeply to what is being said. Please bring one of your favorite plant-based Nutritarian dishes to share with the group (nutrient-dense whole foods with no added salt, oil or sugar). You don't need to cook anything -- we love fresh fruit and vegetables! To make clean-up easier, please bring your own dinner service. As soon as you decide what you plan to bring, post a message to let us know. It would be great if you could post the recipe too. There’s no parking in front of our house, and we share the driveway with our neighbor, so please park on one of the side streets, SE Ankeny or SE Ash. Looking forward to seeing you! If you are not able to attend, please change your RSVP as soon as possible.

Monthly Nutritarian Potluck

The home of Linda Hendrickson and John Brockway

Join us for a fun evening of eating together and talking about our Nutritarian experiences. We welcome everyone who is curious about health-promoting food! We have two traditions. One is to gather around the buffet table where each person will talk about the food they brought. We can also take photos of the food before we dig into it! Once we are seated, our other tradition is to go around the table to say what's on our mind about food. This is an opportunity for the person speaking to share from the heart, and for the others at the table to listen deeply to what is being said. Please bring one of your favorite plant-based Nutritarian dishes to share with the group (nutrient-dense whole foods with no added salt, oil or sugar). You don't need to cook anything -- we love fresh fruit and vegetables! To make clean-up easier, please bring your own dinner service. As soon as you decide what you plan to bring, post a message to let us know. It would be great if you could post the recipe too. There’s no parking in front of our house, and we share the driveway with our neighbor, so please park on one of the side streets, SE Ankeny or SE Ash. Looking forward to seeing you! If you are not able to attend, please change your RSVP as soon as possible.

Monthly Nutritarian Potluck

The home of Linda Hendrickson and John Brockway

Join us for a fun evening of eating together and talking about our Nutritarian experiences. We welcome everyone who is curious about health-promoting food! We have two traditions. One is to gather around the buffet table where each person will talk about the food they brought. We can also take photos of the food before we dig into it! Once we are seated, our other tradition is to go around the table to say what's on our mind about food. This is an opportunity for the person speaking to share from the heart, and for the others at the table to listen deeply to what is being said. Please bring one of your favorite plant-based Nutritarian dishes to share with the group (nutrient-dense whole foods with no added salt, oil or sugar). You don't need to cook anything -- we love fresh fruit and vegetables! To make clean-up easier, please bring your own dinner service. As soon as you decide what you plan to bring, post a message to let us know. It would be great if you could post the recipe too. There’s no parking in front of our house, and we share the driveway with our neighbor, so please park on one of the side streets, SE Ankeny or SE Ash. Looking forward to seeing you! If you are not able to attend, please change your RSVP as soon as possible.

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Monthly Nutritarian Potluck

The home of Linda Hendrickson and John Brockway

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