Valentine's Bake Sale
1:00 PM13:00

Valentine's Bake Sale

Bake sale for the new Vegan Guide to Portland!

We are almost done with the new edition of the Vegan Guide to Portland and since we have never had a bake sale, know you all love bake sales, and could use some extra $ to pay for the printing of the guides we are going to have a bake sale... and right before Valentine's Day!

We will have tasty treats donated by some local businesses such as Back to Eden, Shoofly Vegan Bakery, and Voodoo Doughnuts! We'll also have treats made by the TVPDX Committee and more.. We plan to have the event go until 4:30 pm or until we sell out. It's gonna be tasty!

If you would like to donate baked goods for the bake sale, please sign up here

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to Dec 17

Dinner and Ugly Holiday Sweater Bar Crawl

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Join the Try Vegan PDX committee on a holiday bar crawl along the NE Broadway corridor. We'll meet at 7pm at Nicholas Lebanese Restaurant (3223 NE Broadway) to grab a bite and then we'll hit a handful of bars walking west. The map for the event is here

7pm - Nicholas Restaurant
8:30pm - Sullivan's Gulch Bar & Grill
9:30pm - ICONIC
10:30pm - Swift Lounge
11:30pm - Capitol
12:30pm - Black Water Bar

This will also be an outreach event where we will be hanging pro-vegan posters on telephone posts, bulletin boards, and sticking them in newspapers. We will provide all of the material for this part of the event. Now, get going on finding the perfectly hideous outfit for the crawl!

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1:30 PM13:30

Holiday Season Cooking Demo


Join us in learning some recipes perfect for holiday gatherings. Easy, delicious, and best of all cruelty free!

Menu will be: Succotash Gratin, Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Pecan Butter, and dessert will be Vegan Pecan Pie. 

Our presenter is Linda Tyler of Gracious Vegan. Linda is a vegan writer, recipe-curator, and cooking workshop leader. Her website,, is dedicated to sharing plant-based recipes (her own and links to others’), menu ideas, and strategies for sharing vegan food with others. She also writes and edits for the website, which covers nutritional science and research.

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th! :)

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Vegan Prom 2017!
to Oct 14

Vegan Prom 2017!

*Online ticket sales have ended! 20 tickets will be available at the door for $15 a piece. See you soon!*

This is the largest fundraiser for Try Vegan PDX and enables us to do all the things we do in the community, including making and printing the Vegan Guide to Portland. 

Come celebrate the kickoff of VegFest weekend this year with a night of dancing, raffles, food, and fun! Costumes or dress in theme encouraged, but not required. The theme this year is "Haunted Halloween"! 

Prom tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (if tickets are still available) 

There are alternative opportunities if you are unable to afford a ticket but want to attend. Contact for more information. 

There will be a raffle with the awesome prizes you’ve come to expect from Try Vegan PDX events, and of course an awesome photo opp area! 

Vegan Prom is always a good time!


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Hike with Try Vegan PDX!
9:00 AM09:00

Hike with Try Vegan PDX!

Burnt Lake Trail #772

Forest fires are not new to the Pacific Northwest, and the area around this hike was burned around 1900. The forest around the trail is now home to Douglas-fir, western hemlock, silver fir and vine maple. Forests do regenerate! We'll also see several small creeks and micro-waterfalls as we head up into the Mt Hood Wilderness to a beautiful lake with a great view of Mt Hood reflected in its waters. We'll stop here for lunch before heading back down, so bring some food!

We'll meet at 9am at Gateway Transit Center in the parking garage lower level (east end) and carpool to the hike location.

More info and RSVP on Facebook or Meetup

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1:00 PM13:00

VegQuest 2017

Join your fellow veg-head adventurers in taking on vegan Portland. In this race, teams of 2–4 people will work to get a few lines or a blackout on a BINGO card - going to destinations, and completing challenges, based on what the BINGO squares say. Besides having a great time, you are sure to discover some great new spots in Portland. This year's race will be in the downtown area of Portland. Mark your calendars! Winning teams get prizes!

Costumes encouraged but not required. 
$10 per person in advance, $15 the day of.

What people have said about their VegQuest experience:
"Great clues, great vegan places to visit, fun teammate, delicious pizza at the end :)"

"It was great, I didn't know what to expect, but it exceeded my hopes."

"I enjoyed meeting new people in the Portland vegan community and helping my teammates discover local veggie establishments."

"Well organized. Grateful for the food at the end since there wasn't a minute to stop and eat lunch."

"Though I was not working and don't know how many folks came by, any exposure for non vegans and for my business is a win."

"It was so much fun—great way to spend a day!"

"It was a learning experience for us, as we recently moved to PDX and didn't have bikes yet nor up-to-date phone technology. Nonetheless, we persevered and won a cookbook!"

"I had a great time!!"

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6:30 PM18:30

Join the Try Vegan PDX committee!

We are looking for a few more committee members to join our team, and would love for you to attend our next meeting, check us out, and see if you might be able to fill any of our needs. Here is what we are looking for specifically:

  • Secretary—attend monthly meetings, take notes, assign tasks, and send notes out
  • Mentoring Program—to join and assist Amanda and Enoch
  • Donation Proctoring—with Deanna 
  • Monthly Newsletter—we have a mailchimp account that we use currently

We look forward to seeing you on the 6th! :)

Veggie Grill
508 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR

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