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September 21-22, 2013
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | $8 | All Ages
Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland
(503) 235-7575 | More info: oregoncc.org
Northwest VEG, a local nonprofit organization, will present the ninth annual Portland VegFest at the Oregon Convention Center Sept. 21 and 22. As Oregon’s largest plant-based food event, VegFest features presentations by some of the nation’s foremost experts on plant-based nutrition, cooking demonstrations, activities for kids and teenagers and more than 100 exhibitors showcasing vegan products, including free food samples, nonprofit organizations and local restaurants.
“If you are interested in exploring all the options of a more plant-based diet, VegFest is the place to do that,” said Peter Spendelow, President of Northwest VEG. “Not only can you learn about eating healthy and reducing your impact on the planet, but there is so much tasty free food for you to try, too.”
Attendees of the event can sample delicious main dishes, decadent desserts and chocolates, fresh organic produce, veggie burgers, non-dairy cheeses, milks and ice creams; fruit smoothies and juices, hummus, whole grain breads and gluten-free crackers, tofu spreads and dips, nuts and seed butters, energy bars and on-the-go snacks, raw snacks and treats and much more.
Presenters include John McDougall, M.D., physician and nutrition expert whose teaching promotes better health through vegan cuisine, Registered Dietitian Brenda Davis, and many more. Full schedule at www.PortlandVegFest.com.
Watch inspiring cooking demonstrations by Vegan Artisan Cheese’s Miyoko Schinner, Chef AJ, Karyn Calbrese and others.
Films, including “Turlock,” a documentary on the 2012 rescue of 4,460 hens from an egg farm in Stanislaw County, Calif., will be shown.
The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Exhibit Hall A at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. in Portland. Admission is $8 per day; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Students and seniors with valid ID are admitted for $5. More information about Portland VegFest is available at PortlandVegFest.com.
Volunteers will be needed both days at the event and receive free admission to the festival both days. To volunteer contact Chelsea Davis at email@example.com.