Northwest Veg
Mar./Apr. 2009
Vol. 35
  Thymes
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
- Thomas Edison


In This Issue...
» Raw Chef at Oregon City Potluck!
» March Dine Out: Postponed
» Uplifting Diet Book Author at Portland Potluck
» Statewide Animal Protection Bills
» Inside the Master Vegetarian Program
» VegFest Looking for a Few Good Sponsors
» Checking in with Robert Cheeke
» Valentines Bake-Off Contest Winners
» Better Living Show March 27–29
» Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Day
» Recipe of the Month: Heart Healthy Walnut and Flax Cookies
» Upcoming Events
» Business Partners & Member Discounts
 


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Raw Chef at Oregon City Potluck March 7
At the Oregon City potluck on March 7, raw food chef and author Gabrielle Chavez will present “Raw Gourmet 101.” Gabrielle is the author of The Raw Food Gourmet and founder of the annual Raw and Living Spirit Retreat in Molalla, Oregon. The potluck will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 6th Street, in Oregon City. If you can't join us for the potluck, you can come just for the talk, which begins at 7 p.m.




Raw Food Gourmet
 

March Dine Out: Nhut Quang POSTPONED
Join the Northwest VEG gang at one of Portland’s vegan Vietnamese restaurants, Nhut Quang. Over 80 vegan dishes fill their menu, with plenty of noodle and rice meals with tofu or faux meats. Yummy appetizers, too! We’ll be meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at 3438 NE 82nd Ave. The restaurant sits next to the Shell gas station on the corner. Park there or around the corner. If you’re interested in the festivities, contact Cat at monroycathy@hotmail.com. Please contact me if your plans change, as I always extend the invite to those who are on the waiting list. Payment is by individual party, as always. Be there or be square!

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Uplifting Diet Book Author at Portland Potluck!
On Sunday, March 15, we’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Leslie Van Romer as our guest speaker at the March Eastside potluck. Dr. Van Romer is the author of the fun, uplifting weight-loss book Getting into Your Pants. The Eastside Potluck will be in a new location: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, 97214. The potluck starts at 5 p.m., and Dr. Romer will speak starting around 6:15 p.m. See “Upcoming Events” for more details. Dr. Leslie Van Romer
Dr. Van Romer has spent over thirty years building a thriving, full-time chiropractic practice in Sequim, Washington, giving weekly motivational health presentations, and writing a monthly health newsletter, which evolved into a weekly on-line letter. She has created her own registered eating program (10+10 for Life) and produced a series of CDs and DVDs on health-related topics such as diabetes, osteoporosis, aging, menopause, and weight loss. She is the author of over 125 popular articles, and writes Dr. Leslie’s Lifelines, a weekly online newsletter. She says about herself: “...my life and my work are all about people and helping them feel good about themselves by consciously creating their ideal weights, bodies, and lives by making one healthy choice at a time.” Find out more about Dr. Van Romer and her book at www.drleslievanromer.com and at www.gettingintoyourpants.com.

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Statewide Animal Protection Bills Need Your Support
By Emily Pepe, Northwest VEG board member

Animal lovers from every part of Oregon gathered at the state capitol on February 12 to take part in Oregon Humane Lobby Day, a biannual citizen lobbying event organized by The Humane Society of the United States. Led by HSUS employees Kelly Peterson and Scott Beckstead, participants spent the morning discussing several animal protection bills, followed by an afternoon of private meetings with their respective state senators and representatives.

Northwest VEG members Barrett McInnis, Casadi Marino, and I joined the many activists who traveled to Salem to meet with legislators that day. Among the animal protection bills being discussed in the current legislative session are four high-priority bills, which could use the support of citizens like you:


H.B. 2470 would create one of the most comprehensive puppy mill laws in the nation by:
  • Prohibiting breeders in Oregon from having more than 25 sexually intact dogs at one time.
  • Requiring that Oregon breeders observe minimum standards of care.
  • Requiring Oregon dealers to have dogs examined by a veterinarian within 30 days prior to sale.
  • Providing buyers with specific legal rights against an Oregon pet dealer or breeder, including
    • the right to receive information about where the dog came from and whether the dog has had any health or hereditary problems.
    • the right to have the purchase price of the dog refunded and veterinary bills reimbursed if health or hereditary problems exist.
S.B. 280 would elevate the penalties for being a spectator at a cockfight. Because spectators finance the organization and promotion of cockfights, this bill would give law enforcement agencies and prosecutors added leverage.

S.B. 391 would prohibit the private ownership of certain types of exotic wild animals as pets in Oregon. The statewide prohibition would help protect public safety and animal welfare by prohibiting the future acquisition or breeding of exotic animals and by adding alligators, crocodiles, and caimans to the list of regulated animals. Under this bill, existing animals would be grandfathered in, and certain types of entities such as zoos, wildlife rehabilitators, and sanctuaries would be exempt.

S.B. 398 would classify the abandonment of horses as a misdemeanor, thereby rectifying a loophole in the current law, which does not consider horse abandonment to be a crime.

The 2009 Oregon legislature will be in session until June, so please show support for animals by calling or writing to the senator and representative assigned to your district. These officials are genuinely interested in hearing from you, their constituents.

To learn more, visit the HSUS Citizen Lobbyist Center, which provides helpful, state-specific information for people who would like to contact lawmakers about animal protection issues. You can also find a complete list of Oregon bills being tracked by HSUS here.

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Inside the Master Vegetarian Program
Northwest VEG’s innovative Master Vegetarian Program is about to start its fourth set of classes. We asked Peter Spendelow, president of Northwest VEG, to answer some commonly asked questions about the program he helped create.

What is the Master Vegetarian Program?
It’s a chance for people to expand their knowledge and comfort level with all aspects of a plant-based diet. This includes nutrition and health issues, environmental aspects of our food system, organic agriculture, the way we raise farmed animals, social and philosophical aspects, and communication. We have nine interactive, weekly classes that run two hours each, plus a couple of field trips. There is also some in-service work to share the information with others. Many participants say it’s the best set of classes they’ve ever taken.

How does the Master Vegetarian Program address environmental issues?
The class promotes an understanding of the connection between vegetarianism and environmentalism. We talk about the effects of animal agriculture on habitat loss, water use, pollution of water and air, and climate change. A 2006 United Nations report found that the livestock industry alone contributes 18 percent of all the greenhouse gases generated by global human-related activities. You can’t solve the global warming problem unless you can reduce this huge load generated by our food system–particularly livestock production.

How does the class approach health and nutrition?
The class features presentations by a registered dietitian, a medical doctor, a naturopathic doctor, and a practitioner from the Cancer Project. They address all aspects of what it takes to eat healthy for the long term. With obesity reaching epidemic proportions throughout the United States, and with more and more people developing type 2 diabetes or being prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, it’s clear that something is going gravely wrong with our national eating habits. We pack a lot of information about healthy nutrition and eating habits into this program.

Why would people interested in animal issues want to take the class?
Nearly 10 times more animals are killed for food than all the animals killed for fur, medical experiments, or other such human uses. The class offers a brief introduction to recent advances in determining animal consciousness: how animals think, how they communicate, and how we can understand them. We then look at farmed animals and how they are raised. In addition to the fact-based information, we also explore some of the philosophical aspects, such as the debate between animal welfare and animal rights.

How have graduates of the program used the information they learned?
Many graduates have volunteered to staff booths and answer people’s questions at events. Others have helped out with VegFest or assisted at animal sanctuaries. There are many opportunities. Currently, our entire Northwest VEG Thymes and E-Bits teams (Jonathan Fine, Hank Itkin, Brittany Shannon, and Charley Korns) are Master Vegetarian Program graduates. Lisa Morgan has organized a monthly series of potlucks and speakers in Vancouver that has been going for more than a year now, and Casadi Marino has organized a bi-monthly potluck/speaker series in Oregon City. There is so much need for good information, though, that we can use all the help with these programs as we can get.

Where do you see the Master Vegetarian Program going from here?
We’ve been running two Master Vegetarian Programs per year in Portland, and we plan to keep that up. I’m also hoping that this program will expand into other areas of the Northwest and beyond.

The next Master Vegetarian Program begins on Tuesday, March 24, and runs through May 19. To register or to get more information, contact Susan Hanson at Susan@nwveg.org or by phone at 503-521-1941. The cost is $50 for the whole program, or $25 for students or low-income individuals. A list of class subjects and additional information is available at www.nwveg.org/mvp/mvp4.htm.

The Master Vegetarian Program is co-sponsored by People’s Food Co-op and the National College of Natural Medicine.

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VegFest Looking for a Few Good Sponsors
Northwest VEG's 5th annual VegFest is growing. Our move to the Oregon Convention Center this coming September 19th gives us room for more of everything–including opportunities for sponsors. In past years sponsors have included fellow nonprofits, restaurants and food-related businesses, and producers of vegan hard goods. This year we're extending our welcome to include sponsorship options for veg*n people who own unrelated businesses as well, as we strive to support all of you who are committed to our mission of creating a healthy, compassionate, and sustainable world. Coming in at the sponsor level brings a wealth of publicity and marketing benefits above what we provide for general exhibitors. For more information and to receive a Sponsor/Exhibitor packet, please contact Jill@nwveg.org.

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Checking in with Robert Cheeke
Interview by Jonathan Fine

Sometimes it seems you can’t throw a slab of tempeh in Portland without hitting Robert Cheeke, one of the most visible (and muscular!) advocates for the veg lifestyle. The founder of www.veganbodybuilding.com, Robert also keeps busy with various speaking engagements throughout the country. He is featured in the March issue of VegNews as a “Standout Star under 30.”

The Thymes recently caught up with Robert to get the latest news of his bodybuilding exploits and tireless promotional work.

Thymes: Last July, Willamette Week made you its cover story. What was that like for you? What kind of responses did you get from people?
Robert Cheeke:
I was very pleased to be part of such a positive feature about the vegan bodybuilding lifestyle. The story prompted a phone call from the New York Times and turned my already popular national speaking tour into something much bigger. I hired Emily Pepe, a Northwest VEG board member and media guru, to be my public relations manager. That opened up more opportunities, including speaking at some of the country’s top universities. I still get stopped nearly every day by someone in Portland who saw the article. The overall response has been very positive, encouraging, and life-changing for me and those I've been able to inspire.

Thymes: Tell us about your new documentary film.
RC:
I produced the documentary Vegan Fitness Built Naturally in 2005 and have been planning to film another one for the past couple of years. This winter I contacted producer Brian Van Peski with a new project, Vegan Brothers in Iron. The documentary will follow me and vegan bodybuilder Giacomo Marchese for 12 weeks as we prepare for a natural bodybuilding competition in Phoenix in April. The documentary will cover all aspects of our lives, from training to eating to daily struggles and obstacles. It will culminate when we get on stage in Phoenix with top vegan bodybuilder Jimi Sitko in a history-making competition. More information will be available soon on www.veganbrothersiniron.com.

Thymes: Do you think people are becoming more aware that it's possible to be a vegan athlete? What are the barriers to breaking down the myths people have?
RC:
The more we succeed as vegan athletes, the more media exposure we get, and the more opportunities we create for ourselves, the more influential our message becomes. Our impact on the public becomes more significant. We change hearts and minds through our actions, and we lead by positive example.

Thymes: How can people learn more about vegan fitness and weightlifting? Where do you train?
RC:
The Internet is a wonderful thing. In addition to my website, www.veganbodybuilding.com, there are many vegan athlete websites that offer a wonderful array of resources. I train at 24 Hour Fitness in the Hollywood District of NE Portland and at Loprinzi's Gym in SE Portland. I enjoy both gyms very much, and at least half a dozen registered members of my website forum exercise at 24 Hour Fitness. We have a great time training together.

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Valentines Bake-Off Contest Winners
By Wendy Gabbe Day, Northwest VEG Volunteer Coordinator

Our first Vegan Valentines Bake-off Competition was a sweet success, with more than 75 attendees sampling the dessert creations of 15 contestants. Thanks to everyone who submitted entries.

We're pleased to announce that the “Fan Favorite” and “Most Original” award went to Chelsea Lincoln for her inventive vegan cheesecake-topped brownie dessert. The “Best Tasting” award was given to Chelsea Chilcoat for her Mexican Wedding Cakes. The “Healthiest Treat” was awarded to Richard Crimi for his lemon and blueberry tofu cake. And the “Prettiest” and “Most Valentines” awards went to Trista Cornelius, Susan Bliss, and Elaine Armstrong, for their cupcakes, lemon bars, and heart-decorated chocolate cake, respectively.

A special thank-you goes to our judges, chef Julie Hasson and Northwest VEG vice president Marsha Rakestraw, as well all the attendees who cast their votes for the fan favorite.


Above, Elaine Armstrong shows off her chocolate cake, winner of the “Most Valentines” prize. And Trista Cornelius’ cupcakes garnered the “Prettiest” award.


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Better Living Show, March 27–29, Portland Expo Center
Kick off spring by checking out the latest in green and sustainable living at the 2nd annual Better Living Show. This show features one of the most well-designed show floors ever and showcases the best of the best in eco products, from home furnishings to vegan chocolates.

Learn about energy efficiency; where to find a vegan, organic mattress; and more. Come support Northwest VEG and others as they display their vegan wares and services, and don’t miss the wonderful food samples prepared by chefs from Blossoming Lotus, Papa G's, Sweet Pea Baking and our very own Chef Al! Your attendance at this event makes a difference. Walk, bike, take the MAX, or carpool–just get there! For more information, visit www.betterlivingshow.org.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Day
Eric Day has been instrumental in creating a Northwest VEG membership database. Eric is also helping put together the new website that will be launched by the end of March. We are so grateful for all that you do. Thanks, Eric!

How long have you been veg?
I became vegetarian almost 10 years ago when I moved out to California (not long after graduating high school), and I’ve been vegan 8 years or so. My friends introduced me to a vegetarian lifestyle, and after reading Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus, I decided to go veg myself.

What's on your dinner plate?
Last night we had brown rice, steamed veggies, and tempeh with some flax oil. Tonight it will probably be pineapple curry from Vege Thai.

How has being veg affected your life?
I’d have to say meeting my wife, Wendy, has been the biggest impact being veg has had on my life. Shortly after moving to Portland, I decided to check out a vegetarian dinner party at Kalga Kafe. Wendy and I met there–and three years later, we had an all-vegan wedding.

What has been your most memorable Northwest VEG volunteer experience?
VegFest ’08 was probably my most memorable volunteer experience. Arriving at Benson High School at 6 a.m., setting up the whole place, watching the people come and have a great time, then taking everything down at the end of the day, and arriving home deliriously tired around 9 p.m.–it was a great day!

What is something about you people should know?
I first visited Portland while on tour playing bass guitar for a punk band. I loved the city and ended up moving to Portland one month later.


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Recipe of the Month: Walnut and Flax Cookies
Here is one of the winning recipes from the Valentine's Day Bake-Off. We first sampled it at a potluck many years ago, when it was brought by Karen Coppes, from the CHIP program (Coronary Health Improvement Project, www.chipusa.org).

Heart Healthy Walnut & Flax Cookies

   2-1/2 c. walnut pieces
   2/3 c. whole wheat pastry flour
   1 tsp salt
   1/3 cup flaxseed meal
   1/2 c plus 2 T. maple syrup
   2 tsp vanilla

Directions for 12 cookies:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a large cookie sheet.
2. Grind walnuts.
3. Add all the ingredients in the order given to a small bowl; mix well.
4. Drop dough on cookie sheet with a spoon and flatten with a fork.
5. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, checking often to prevent burning.
6. Let cool before removing from the cookie sheet.

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, March 7 (5:30–8:30 pm): Northwest VEG Oregon City Potluck. Join Northwest VEG for our bi-monthly Oregon City potluck event. The potluck will be at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 6th Street. Please bring a vegan main dish, salad or dessert, a card listing its ingredients and your name, and plates and utensils for your use. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4–6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events and we start eating about 5:45. For more information, call 503-224-7380 or email info@nwveg.org. If you can volunteer to help at the potluck, please contact volunteer@nwveg.org or call 503-224-7380. This event is free.

March 7 (about 7 pm): Guest speaker Gabrielle Chavez, spiritual activist, writer, teacher, and raw food chef, will present "Raw Gourmet 101." Gabrielle is the author of The Raw Food Gourmet and founder of the annual Raw and Living Spirit Retreat in Molalla, Oregon.

Sunday, March 15 (5–7:30 pm): Northwest VEG Portland Eastside Potluck (New Location). Join Northwest VEG for our monthly potluck event and for a great talk. The potluck will be at a new location: St. David's Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, 97214. Please bring a vegan or vegetarian main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4–6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in you r party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information, call 503-224-7380 or email info@nwveg.org. If you can volunteer to help at the potluck, please contact volunteer@nwveg.org or 503-224-7380. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

March 15 (about 6:15 pm): Northwest VEG is pleased to present Dr. Leslie Van Romer, author of the healthy-eating weight-loss book Getting Into Your Pants. Dr. Van Romer is a chiropractor, motivational health speaker, and weight loss cheerleader. She has authored 125 popular articles, produced a series of CDs and DVDs on health-related topics, and created her own registered eating program, 10+10 for Life. Our friends at the Eugene Vegetarian Education Network (EVEN) tell us that Dr. Van Romer gave a great talk there in January. Find out more about Dr. Van Romer and her book at www.drleslievanromer.com and at www.gettingintoyourpants.com.

Thursday, March 19 (6:30 pm – 9:00 pm): Northwest VEG Vancouver Potluck. We moved this potluck one week earlier in March due to venue scheduling conflicts. The potluck will be at the Clark Public Utilities Service Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663. Exit at the East Mill Plain Blvd Exit (1C), head east 0.1 miles, and it is just south on Fort Vancouver Way. [ See map] Please bring a vegan or vegetarian main dish, salad or dessert, a card listing its ingredients, and plates and utensils for your use. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information call (503) 224-7380 or email info@nwveg.org . If you can volunteer to help at the potluck, please contact volunteer@nwveg.org or call (503) 224-7380.

March 19 (about 7:30) Join Lisa Morgan in a demonstration/presentation on sprouting grains at the Vancouver Potluck.

Friday-Sunday, March 27–29: Better Living Show. NEW FEATURE THIS YEAR: Veg Village. This area will feature veg-friendly booths. Vegan chefs are also included in the chef demo lineup. For more information on how you can participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Donna at 503-752-2588 or pdxvegan@gmail.com. Live well and have fun doing it. You’ll find earth-friendly products for you, your home, and your garden. From cool cars to green eco chic fashion, if it's green and it's beautiful, it's here! Admission is free. Location: Portland Expo Center. Northwest VEG will have a booth here. Learn more at www.betterlivingshow.org .

Sunday, April 19 (5–7:30 pm): Northwest VEG Portland Westside Potluck. Join Northwest VEG for our monthly potluck event, featuring Bo Rinaldi of Blossoming Lotus as our after-potluck speaker The potluck will be at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 8470 SW Oleson Rd, Portland. Please bring a vegan or vegetarian main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4–6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information, call 503-224-7380 or email info@nwveg.org . If you can volunteer to help at the potluck, please contact volunteer@nwveg.org or 503-224-7380. A donation of $2–5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

Sunday April 19 (about 6:30). Join Bo Rinaldi of Blossoming Lotus for his presentation "Waking Up", based on work that Bo is doing with T. Colin Campbell and others documenting true life stories that can be used to inspire others and help to end our health care crisis. Visit http://healthrealized.com/ for more information on the work Bo is doing, and come join us for a great talk April 19.

Saturday, Sept. 19: Portland VegFest is being planned now. Like those in years past, it will include speakers, chefs, and many exhibitors and vegan food samples. The location this year is the Portland Convention Center. Prospective volunteers may contact volunteer@nwveg.org.
The website will be updated for this year's fest in the near future: www.portlandvegfest.org

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Northwest VEG Business Partners and Member Discounts

Business Partners
Businesses that meet our criteria have the opportunity to support Northwest VEG and receive publicity through our newsletter and website. If you would like to know more about the partner program please contact info@nwveg.org or call 503-297-8435. You may also visit  www.nwveg.org/Membership.html. Please support our business partners!

Common Circle Sustainability Expeditions Tune up your bike, pack your bags, and join fellow riders from all over the world for an incredible sustainability excursion. Live with the land and camp under the stars. Change your world, one mile at a time.  www.commoncircle.com
Food Fight! Vegan Grocery, 1217 SE Stark St, Portland, offers “junk food,” jerkies, chocolates, sodas, snacks, fake meats and cheeses, etc. There are also plenty of staple goods, organic produce, bulk foods, books, magazines, stickers. Call 503-233-3910 or visit  www.foodfightgrocery.com. Hours: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. daily.
Integrated Medicine Group, 163 NE 102nd Ave. Bldg. V, Portland, OR 97220, 503-257-3327. www.integratedmedicinegroup.com. Services include acupuncture, massage, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and intravenous delivery of nutrients and medications, among other therapies. 15% discount on supplements, most of which are vegan.
Natural Awakenings Magazine, 1-866-488-5490,  Portland@naturalawakeningsmag.com. Local magazine provides insights and information to improve the quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 20% discount on advertising. Visit www.naportland.com.
New Moon Vegan Massage Therapy with Jen Fichter, LMT, using vegan oils and other vegan-friendly products and equipment. 10% discount for NW VEG members. Contact newmoonmassage@yahoo.com or 503-752-8340.
ReDirect Guide: The Portland/Vancouver Region’s Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Guide and Business Directory. ReDirect your everyday purchases to the businesses found in the FREE ReDirect Guide distributed at many locations throughout the metro area, and you’ll know that you’re helping to build sustainable and healthy communities, locally and worldwide.  www.redirectguide.com/pdx
Vegetarian House offers a wide selection of unique and fresh Chinese-style food. Exclusively vegetarian. Vegetarian House offers a lunch buffet (weekdays, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) and a regular menu with a great variety of flavorful healthy food every day (11 a.m.–9 p.m.). Location: 22 NW 4th Ave., Portland. 503-274-0160. www.vegetarianhouse.com
The Vita Café serves up mostly vegetarian, vegan, and organic cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily at NE Alberta Street and NE 31st Ave. Contact Vita about catering or anything else at 503-335-8233.  www.vita-cafe.com. 10% discount for Northwest VEG members.
Watermelon Web Works, LLC’s mission is to meet the web design, marketing, and hosting needs of small, socially conscious businesses and individuals. Watermelon has donated hosting of the Northwest VEG website since 2003. To learn about how Watermelon can develop or enhance your site, call 971-645-4352 or 1-866-836-4215, or visit www.watermelonwebworks.com.
Member Discounts
Northwest VEG members can enjoy savings at participating businesses. Please have your membership card with you when you request the discount. If you have any comments or questions, contact Charley Korns: ck1world@gmail.com or 503-288-1503.
 
Divine Café,049 SW Porter, Portland, 503-552-1555 x 1570. Food cart serving home-style 100% organic dishes, vegan soup daily. 10% discount.
Dreamers Café, SW 5th Ave. near Oak and Stark, Portland. Food cart serving falafel, wraps, "not" chicken parmesan sandwich and "not" buffalo wings. Lunch weekdays. Vegetarian! 10% discount.
Integrated Medicine Group, 163 NE 102nd Ave. Bldg. V, Portland, 503-257-3327. 15% discount on supplements, all of which are vegan.
Mirador Community Store, 2106 SE Division, 503-231.5175. Open daily, offering kitchen supplies, gifts, books. www.miradorcommunitystore.com. 5% discount.
Natural Awakenings Magazine, 1-866-488-5490, Portland@naturalawakeningsmag.com, www.naportland.com. Local magazine provides insights and information to improve the quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 20% discount on advertising.
New Moon Vegan Massage Therapy with Jen Fichter, LMT, using vegan oils and other vegan-friendly products and equipment. 10% discount for NW VEG members. Contact: newmoonmassage@yahoo.com or 503-752-8340.
Paradox Palace Café, 3439 SE Belmont St, Portland, 503-232-7508. Almost entirely vegetarian and very vegan-friendly, emphasis on organic produce. 10% discount.
Vege Thai, 3274 SE Hawthorne, Portland, 503-234-2171. The only vegetarian Thai restaurant in Portland! 10% discount.
Vita Café, 3024 NE Alberta St, Portland, 503-335-8233. Modern ethnic meals, vegan comfort food ("chicken" fried steak, "fish" & chips), vegan pancakes. 10% discount.



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