Vida Vegan Bloggers Conference Arrives in Portland

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While it’s exciting to hear that Bill Clinton is raving to the media about his vegan journey, I’m even more excited to live in a world where there is a conference devoted entirely to vegan bloggers. This year marked the first year for Vida Vegan Con on August 26th-28th at Portland State University in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Its goal was “uniting vegan bloggers from across the world” with a host of speakers, discussion panels and lots of vegan food including the divine vegan cupcakes pictured below.

photo credit: Post Punk Kitchen's facebook page

I freaking love Portland.  I’d argue Portland coffee shops can make a soy latte better than anywhere else I’ve ever been.  Also, the city has inspired Carrie Brownstein to create a great sketch comedy show, as you know, so high fives all around on that one.

I learned about the conference through the most recent Our Hen House podcast where animal rights activist Jasmin Singer, who was also a speaker and moderator at the conference, interviewed one of the conference organizers Jess Scone.

Just take a look at these lovely organizers Jess Scone, Janessa Philemon-Kerp and Michele Truty, would ya!

photo credit: Post Punk Kitchen's facebook page


There was a waiting list for attendees to this conference due to so much interest so here’s hoping I can make it to the next conference!

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Jamie J. Hagen

Jamie lives in Boston and is currently a PhD student in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a freelance writer and also a team associate for the Boston chapter of Hollaback!.

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  1. LOVE THIS ARTICLE. And vegan cupcakes. And the portlandia clip, I was laughing my ass off and hoping nobody in the dorm room next to me could hear it.

  2. I was there! It was awesome. I spoke at one of the panels and did comedy that no one could hear because of the bad PA system at the galarama!

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