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Bodybuilder
Jun 5th, 2006, 04:29 AM
Hey folks,

I wanted to let you know about this awesome event I'm helping to spread the word on.

The upcoming Vegan Vacation gathering was inspired by the great folks from http://www.veganfitness.net (http://www.veganfitness.net/) who have yearly meet-ups. These meet-ups have generally happened over in Europe and so Robert Cheeke of http://www.veganbodybuilding.com (http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/) decided to organize a gathering based in the united states.

The basic idea is to have a get-together of the Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness forum members to hang out and meet in person, but everyone is welcome! You dont even have to be Vegan or into bodybuilding & fitness - just come out for good times and to see what this is all about!

While the Vegan Vacation gathering is still in the planning stages, there will definitely be a variety of activities focused on fitness, great food, veganism & generally having fun! Most events will be free or low-cost. Organizers will provide as much free housing and food as possible. YOUR assistance and ideas are welcomed!

Originally, the Vegan Vacation location was going to be Los Angeles, California. For a variety of reasons, the gathering location has been switched to Portland, Oregon.

So Why Portland?

Here's just a sampling of what Portland has to offer:

- Portland is the #1 Vegan Friendly City in America
- Portland is one of the most beautiful and clean cities in America
- Portland is one of the fittest cities in America with all kinds of outdoor activities during the beautiful summer for athletes to take part in
- Portland is only an hour from the Pacific Ocean so we can still "hang out on the beach"
- Portland has more vegan and vegetarian restaurants per capita than pretty much anywhere
- Portland actually has vegan soft serve ice cream that comes out of the machines (kinda like a Dairy Queen, but vegan)
- There are many forum members in Portland and around the region so we are sure to have a nice turnout and lots of local tour guides
- Portland has lots of other attractions such as being
located near Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helens, Seattle, Olympia, Eugene, Vancouver & Victoria plus all kinds of great wild nature, rivers and mountains.
- Did I mention that we have Food Fight!, the ALL VEGAN 7-11 type convenience store?1?

If you have any questions, please email Robert Cheeke at: robert@veganbodybuilding.com

Check out the Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness website here: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com (http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/) and the forums here: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/phpBB2

I hope to see you at the Vegan Vacation week!

For more information visit this Vegan Vacation forum thread:

http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=27

Bodybuilder
Jul 16th, 2006, 09:35 PM
This is only a few weeks away. It's a shame more of you won't be able to make it. It looks like we'll have a pretty good turnout and it should be a lot of fun.

There is a rough itinerary up on www.veganbodybuilding.com

chickendude
Jul 20th, 2006, 08:27 PM
- Portland actually has vegan soft serve ice cream that comes out of the machines (kinda like a Dairy Queen, but vegan)
...
- Did I mention that we have Food Fight!, the ALL VEGAN 7-11 type convenience store?1?

No way! How did all of that stuff get crammed into Portland? I never realized that people actually lived in Oregon, let alone so many vegans!

I've heard it was gorgeous though. I'll have to visit some day :)