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Dave W.

Assistant Organizer

Waffle Man


Portland, OR
Hometown: Pittsburgh

Member since:

April 28, 2007

Are you vegan, vegetarian or just curious?

A mostly but not consistently plant-based lifestyle resonates best with me, so I currently prefer phrases like "conscious consumer" or "plant strong" over vegetarian or vegan. I think that totally vegan foods and events are vital for shifting us toward much lower levels of animal consumption (which is why I've written two vegan cookbooks), even if that doesn't mean striving for complete veganism.

What is your favorite local vegan-friendly restaurant?

Zenith, Oh Yeah!, and the Co-op Cafe are cool.

Are you the only vegan or vegetarian in your family?

My primary partner's philosophy/consumption patterns are pretty close to mine.

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I also compose music, love the outdoors, and authored a self-empowerment book called Naked Idealism.

What are you hoping to get out of this meetup?

I wish to connect with and enjoy the company of other people who value a healthy, sustainable world. Oh, and lots of delicious food...


I enjoy life in Pittsburgh with my primary partner Jen, our cool cat LeMew, and an adorable foster daughter.

What Dave W. is saying about this Meetup Group

It's funtabulicious!

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