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Veggies unite at annual trade show

VegFest returns to Oregon Convention Center

Vegetarians and vegans will gather for the 7th-annual VegFest trade show this weekend, September 17 and 18, at the Oregon Convention Center.

VegFest features food samples, non-profit groups and vendors.

Guest speakers include Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the United States, and Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Vegan chefs Aaron Adams of Portobello, and Piper Dixon of Kitcher Dances will do cooking demonstrations.

There also will be a screening of the films 'Forks over Knives' and 'How I Became an Elephant.'

For more info: http://nwveg.org/vegfest_speakers_2011