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Northwest VEG

Northwest VEG

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Portland, Oregon
Portland Metro Area,


Our Mission

We educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area.

Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices.

We welcome everyone and encourage you to explore the issues at your own pace. Our purpose is to:

Build, support & maintain community in a fun environment
Build, connect & network in the larger community
Provide education & outreach
Be a responsible, effective & transparent organization
Provide expertise and a resource to the community on vegan and plant-based issues
Create positive change & make the world a better place

Vegan Since 2000


Jaclyn Leeds, Executive Director

A native of New Hampshire, I moved to Portland in 2010 to study animal protection law and fell in love with Oregon.

The work that Northwest VEG undertakes in providing educational resources and sharing the many benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, as well as in building community in the Pacific Northwest, feels like a natural fit for my own passion.

In addition to advocating on behalf of human and non-human animals and the planet, I enjoy hiking with my rescue dog Ebony and teaching yoga.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our many events, and I welcome your ideas as we continue to grow and thrive together.
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