August Happenings

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Hi guys!

Wow, just to think, this time about a year ago, all y’all were converging upon Portland, not yet having consumed chia pudding, any Voodoo Doughnuts or the treats at Upton’s Pop-Up Sandwich Shop. And now, a year later, here we are. Gearing up for Vida Vegan Con Numero Dos in May 2013 and the first (of many to follow) one-day seminars in Seattle this November.

August is a busy month for us at Vida Vegan HQ.  We’ve got several fun happenings.

Tech Seminar

We’re SO EXCITED (so excited)  for our one-day tech seminar in Seattle on Saturday November 3.  We just released class descriptions and speaker bios on our blog; check it out here if you missed it.

We’re covering everything from social media to graphic design to podcasting; basically, everything you ever wanted to know about blogging tech but were afraid or didn’t know to ask.

Plus, if you haven’t heard yet, the one-and-only-just-opened Veggie Grill will be providing lunch for all attendees <insert squee here>.

Plus, if you like, totally want to come, but totally can’t afford it, we’re offering two sponsorship opportunities.


Foodista’s  International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) is descending upon Portland TODAY for a weekend of fabulous  food-blogging nerding out.  The ladies of Vida Vegan HQ are thrilled to have been asked to speak at a breakout session called “Niche Blogging.” We’ll be discussing:

…the methods and reasoning behind niche blogging–vegan, gluten-free, kosher, they’re not for everyone! As a niche blogger, how do you define your focus? How do you handle the extra pressure of writing for those outside your niche? Is your blog part of a mission? How do you develop a sense of community among like-minded bloggers?

Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds to follow along with our adventures.


Speaking of Instagram, Vida Vegan now has an account! Michele runs the Vida Vegan HQ Instagram feed.


As for the other organizers, Jess, @jdfunks, Instagrams pics of cats, Portlanding and her ongoing 100 Days of Homemade Series. A few pics:


Janessa, @janessapk, Instagrams homemade and resaturant-made vegan food and cocktails and pretty pictures of Portland.

The Peach Blendy with mint at The Rum Club
Portland from the Broadway Bridge
El Nutri
El Nutri Vegan Nachos

Vegan Talk and Presentation at Rose Schnitzer Manor

Rose Schnitzer Manor, an assisted living home in the suburbs of Portland, recently asked the ladies of Vida Vegan Con to present information and recipes about vegan proteins in their “Epicurean Delights” series.

We’ve created a couple of recipes (NW Berry Salad and Classy Tofu Mac & Cheese topped with crispy shallots) and are headed out to Beaverton this Tuesday, August 28, to speak with the residents who are very curious and interested to learn about vegan food. Needless to say, we’re super excited for the opportunity to talk with dozens of folks who don’t have too much experience with or knowledge of vegan proteins.


Quick Links:

Read about our Tech Seminar speakers and in-depth class descriptions.

Buy  Tech Seminar tickets.

Apply for a Tech Seminar scholarship.


Find out more about the IFBC conference taking over Portland this weekend.


Instagram Stalk Us.


And if you are planning on visiting us and attending the 40+ classes (OMG so many classes, WE KNOW. Schedule post coming soon.) for Vida Vegan Con in May 2013, and haven’t bought your ticket (they’re going fast!), click here.

2 thoughts on “August Happenings

    purplesocialist said:
    September 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    That vegan chicken and waffles dish looks delicious. What restaurant serves this?

    vegtasticvoyage said:
    September 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    That’s at the Terrace Point Cafe at the Wynn in Las Vegas. And yes, it was super delicious. Served with a spicy maple syrup.

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