Portland VegFest, "Oregon's premier plant-based food and lifestyle event," is coming to the Oregon Convention Center November 14th and 15th. By my calculations, this will be the 7th Vegfest to be held here. And from what I saw last year, the good people at Northwest VEG are experts at putting together an event of this size.
Just look at the lineup of speakers! Big names like Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Michael Klaper, MD, Miyoko Schinner (say vegan cheese!), Dan Piraro, the funny guy behind the Bizarro comic, and many others, are joined by talented, informative locals like my friend Deb Kay, who's presentation, "Making Common Treats From Uncommon Ingredients," promises to be in perfect sync with the holiday season.
I have the particularly fun assignment of covering the Fashion and Beauty Stage, which is sponsored by 100% Pure, a natural, cruelty-free skin care and cosmetics company I'm looking forward to getting familiar with. While I don't have the complete F and B lineup yet, I do know that the gorgeous Gunas vegan handbags will be there. A new purse? Filled with makeup? And it's all vegan and pretty? We're off to a good start!
One more time, got tickets? See you at Portland VegFest!