Vida Vegan Con Giveaway!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 7, 2013

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Vida Vegan Conference Ticket Giveaway

As I mentioned a while ago, I’m attending the 2013 Vida Vegan Conference (VVC) in Portland this May. What is the VVC, you might be wondering? Founded by the lovely Janessa, Michele, and Jess it’s 3 days of seminars, talks, food, fun (duh), and exhibitors all with a vegan twist. And of course, we’ll be prowling the vegan-friendly streets of Portland along the way. This will be my first time visiting Portland and as you can expect I am beyond excited. I might pee my pants actually.

When is it? The VVC 2013 will be held on Friday-Sunday, May 24-26, 2013.

Where? Portland Art Museum, 1219 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205

Is there a schedule break down for each day? Why I’m so happy you asked. For the complete VVC schedule see here.

Recently, a reader named Grace contacted me explaining that she bought a ticket to this year’s VVC, but is sadly not able to attend anymore. And because of her super generous heart she’s offering the ticket to one lucky reader! Yes, you have the chance of winning a ticket valued at $280.00 for 3 days of conference fun! If you think you can make it, please leave a comment below to enter this contest.

Please note that the winner will be responsible for all travel, food expenses, and accommodation costs incurred. This giveaway is for the conference pass only. I will select the winner from the comments via  a random number generator and the contest will be open until Tuesday March 12th. The winner will be announced right here on the blog next week! Keep your eyes peeled.

Think you’d like to attend this year’s VVC? Leave a comment below to enter or pass this contest on to a friend who might be interested in going. Thanks again to Grace for her generous giveaway. Good luck to all and I hope to see you there!

WINNER UPDATE:

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I’m excited to announce that the winner is #42 – Congrats Traci! Traci wrote,”I am from Portland and will be home visiting during that time! OH WHAT A TREAT that would be!”

Traci I will shoot you an email today to get things rolling. Thanks again to Grace for her generous ticket donation and to everyone for participating.

If you are still thinking about attending the conference (and I think you should!), there are still tickets for sale.

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melaney aldaco March 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

I would love to go to this conference.
thank you Melaney

Kim Eshelman March 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I would absolutely love to attend this conference! I’m in Seattle but will make the drive. :)

Kim

Megan March 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I would absolutely live to go to this conference! I live in Portland so I have already been debating about going! I’m also a registered dietitian and so the more info I can get n vegan diets is super helpful! I personally eat mostly vegetarian and counsel lots of my patients to eat less meat! Thanks for the giveaway!

Georgina Cruz March 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Wow Portland I have heard so much of this great place. (mostly thru portladia show :))
But I would love to attend this conference! Im in the cold, high gas prices, high taxes IL.

Meredith March 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

This is amazing! I’m going to BC on May 29th (I live in Halifax), but if I win, I could make a pitstop in Portland on the way :)

Sierra Troxel March 7, 2013 at 9:15 am

I would love to go to this conference, and if I got the chance, Angela, I would probably be just as excited as you! Thank you for the opportunity!

Meghan March 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

That is so neat! I live in PDX and would love to be able to go.

Dainey March 7, 2013 at 9:17 am

Hi Angela, I love you blog, it has inspired my entire family to go vegetarian and hoping to go completely vegan by next year!!!! Our favorite recipes are your Mac and Cheeze sauce and oatmeal bars. I would absolutely love to go to this conference, we live in Idaho so just a hop skip and a jump to Portland!

Shannon C March 7, 2013 at 9:19 am

I live in Washington so could easy drive down to the convention. I’ve found it difficult to meet other vegan friends, so going to this would be a wonderful opportunity for me!

Katy March 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

omg i would die to get to attend!

Brittany March 7, 2013 at 9:24 am

I live in Portland and I would LOVE to go to a convention like this! In the past year and a half I have been eating less meat overall and more vegan/veggie options and would love to check things out!

Laura March 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

I would love to go. I’ve always wanted to visit Portland.

Ally March 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

OMG!!! I have so been wanting to go to this conference…and I am even within driving distance from WA. Please please PLEASE pick me!

Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen March 7, 2013 at 9:34 am

I’d love to go!

Kelly @ Vegan Iowan March 7, 2013 at 9:36 am

I would love to attend this conference – I am a relatively new vegan and am a sponge for new information, recipes, and ideas. I would expand my knowledge exponentially, and in turn, educate my readers. What a fantastic opportunity!

Lesley House March 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

How awesome!! I’ve lived in Portland all my life, been a faithful reader of your blog for almost three years, and have been living the vegan lifestyle for two and a half! I would be thrilled to attend something like this!

Caitlin March 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

i would LOVE to attend the conference! i have been holding off on purchasing a ticket because of the price, but it’s truly something i want to be a part of ;)

Maggie March 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

I would love, love, love to attend the Vida Vegan Conference. You have inspired me and my roommate to go vegan (I am still working on my parents…) and we love the vegan lifestyle, especially your recipes!! I am graduating from college in the beginning of May, so I think that the conference and trip would be a great way to celebrate :)
Thanks!! Maggie

jamie March 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

I would LOVE to attend the Vida Vegan Conference, especially it being in Portland!

Julie March 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

I would love to attend this! What a great opportunity!

Karoline March 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

I would love to go! And I’m right in Portland…perfect. (I alas hadn’t heard of it, so thanks for the heads up!)

[email protected] Girl in Jordan March 7, 2013 at 9:54 am

I would love to go! It sounds like an amazing weekend.

Mélanie March 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

I was planning a trip to Seattle and Portland in May! Please count me in :)

Angela March 7, 2013 at 9:57 am

Hi Angela! I’ve recently been stalking your website and facebook page for the latest, updated information on Veganism. I have to say, you are wonderful! My sister was diagnosed with Celiacs a couple years ago, and since that time I’ve been learning more and more about my allergy sensitivities as well. We are both virtually vegan (we do each fish occasionally), 100% gluten free, and are always trying to find new avenues to learn about food and it’s power to heal (the transition can be so intimidating). This conference sounds ah-mazing! Keeping fingers crossed for good luck on our side when you pick the winner! :) Best of luck on your continued success!

Kat W March 7, 2013 at 9:57 am

I want to go so bad! As a new vegan, I feel like this would be a great way to learn more about veganism and help me out a lot. Plus, I’ve been wanting to visit Portland :)

Sadie March 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

Oh, I am so jealous of anyone that can make this. I can’t enter the contest cause that is just to far for me to travel but good luck, everyone! To whoever is the winner – I wish I was you :)

Kathryn Roger March 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

Hi! I would SO love to attend this conference. What an experience that would be to be in a room with so many health-conscious people! Much to learn.
Kate

Lauren March 7, 2013 at 10:05 am

I would love to go and have a great experience! What a generous woman!

stephanie k March 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

im really hoping to win this giveaway as a gift to my mom, she is 65 and went vegan a year ago with me, her 28 year old daughter. she lives in portland and can use any vegan help she can get as im in arizona and not right by her side to give her ideas and healthy vegan meals to eat.

Katherine M March 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thank you. I’d like a chance to gooooo.

Jenn March 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

What a generous offer! I would love to go. I think this really shows how great your blog is, you have created a great online community.

Becky B March 7, 2013 at 10:10 am

I would love to attend this conference! Great giveaway.

Ashley March 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

Wow, Grace is so thoughtful! I would LOVE to go to this conference; for the past 2 years I’ve been making lifestyle changes to be kinder to myself and the environment and would love to be there to continue my education!

Holly H. March 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

When you are in Portland I would recommend trying Portobello Vegan Trattoria. It was super yumm-o and fancy and Dovetail Bakery. I had a vegan cinnamon roll there that was super heavenly. I would love to attend the conference and if I got to meet you in person I might freak out because you are like a celebrity to me.

Shannon @ moveeatcreate.wordpress.com March 7, 2013 at 10:15 am

What an exciting opportunity! I’ve had my eye on this conference as something I really want to do this year!

Jessica H. March 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

This would be amazing! I would love to go! It would be really cool to meet you, too!

Meghan-Rose March 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

Oh my gosh, this would be so incredible!! Fingers crossed!!

Vicki March 7, 2013 at 10:26 am

I would LOVE to attend this conference! Portland has some amazing vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants. You’ll love our city!

Gabby @ Marathons and Macarons March 7, 2013 at 10:26 am

I’d love to attend the conference, and I’ve never been to Portland before!

sarah @ climbinvegan March 7, 2013 at 10:27 am

If I got to go to this conference my life would change! Plus I LOVE Portland, and my twin lives near there so I could see her! :)

Hillary @ GRAS Pizza March 7, 2013 at 10:28 am

Would love to attend this conference, what a great opportunity for learning!

Traci March 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

I am from Portland and will be home visiting during that time! OH WHAT A TREAT that would be!

Jehanne Fauquier March 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

I heard about this conference a couple of years ago and have wanted to go ever sense. I would LOVE to explore Portland as well! Thanks!!

Carla March 7, 2013 at 10:35 am

Wow! Thanks for this opportunity, I would love to go…

Ankita Kapoor March 7, 2013 at 10:37 am

I would LOVE to go to this conference,
Thanks for the opportunity
Ankita

Heather March 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

Wow, how generous! I would love to go to this conference, plus I’ve never been to Portland, but would love to have a reason to explore the city.

Suzanne March 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

I wanna go! I wanna go! I’ve never been to Portland OR a Vegan-focused conference! How exciting!

Julia March 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

I would love to go to this! I have been dying to go to Portland and the agenda looks really interesting!

Greg Surges March 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

Looks like a great conference, and I’ve wanted to visit Portland for a while.

Lauren March 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

Sounds amazing! I’m always looking for new recipe ideas and love to explore new cities! :)

Meghan March 7, 2013 at 10:42 am

Oh man, I’ll try my luck. Thanks to you and Grace for the contest!

Angela March 7, 2013 at 10:43 am

Would love to go!!! Big fan :)

Mel March 7, 2013 at 10:44 am

Please enter me in this draw! Thank you for paying forward.

Therese D March 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

How generous, Grace! Thanks for the chance! Portland is on my bucket list and this conference would make it even better.

kim ludeman March 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

Portland is where I live!! I would looooove to go to this conference!! Its like a five minute drive

Kinsey Helou March 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

What an amazing opportunity! Portland is beautiful and you will have a wonderful trip. Give yourself time to explore, hike, wine and dine! I would love to join you and expand my knowledge of the Vegan world.

Megan March 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

Yay Grace – thank you for being so generous :o) Angela, I’d love to be in the drawing. I live so close to Portland but haven’t heard of this yet, sounds fun!

Kira March 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

AH! I want to go! What a kind heart Grace has.

Giovanna Mercado March 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

What an amazing opportunity! I will love to go…you are an inspiration for so many of us, being able to go see what is new and meet you in person , no words! Thank you Grace.

[email protected] Spiritual Sweat March 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

This would be amazing! Count me in :)

dani taylor March 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

I would LOVE to go to this! I own veganproteins.com and although the business itself does well, I am struggling to figure out how to write a blog that really engages people without just preaching health and nutrition information at them. This would be awesome!

Ashley March 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

What a fantastic opportunity. I would love to attend the conference!

Stephanie Moore March 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

Oh my goodness! I can’t believe you’ll be in Portland! I would love to attend this conference, and especially meet you! :D

Cyndi March 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

I attended last year and would love to repeat! What a generous offer! Thanks for all you do here also! Your blog is my favorite discovery of the last year and I’m always excited when I see a new post from you! Cyndi

Jodi March 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

I would to attend this conference! I am already excited.

virginia March 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

Ooooo ooooo I’ve been looking for a reason to drive down to Portland from Vancouver and didn’t think visiting the Portland branch of our office sounded exciting enough! I would LURVE to go!

Katie March 7, 2013 at 11:12 am

Pick Me = ) The schedule for the conference looks amazing! I would be honored to go!

Katie March 7, 2013 at 11:14 am

I would LOVE to go to this! Im in CA so traveling there wouldn’t be a problem (this is so nice of her to do this!).

Becky March 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

I’d LOVE to go! I live in the PDX area. What great opportunity! Thanks so much for the chance to win a ticket!

Allison March 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

I would love to attend this conference and learn more about being vegan. It would make a great girl’s weekend too! Never been to Portland but hear wonderful things about the city.

Sandy D March 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

ohmygosh! This would be the most incredible life altering experience. It is my DREAM to go to Portland and going during Vida Vegan Con would be an amazing!!

Melissa March 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

oh my gosh! What a great birthday surprise for me. I was prowling your website for recipes (a common activity) and stumbled upon this. What a neat event!

Heather March 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

Wow….what an amazing opportunity!! I have wanted to so bad, and this would be a definate lifelong memory!!

Heather G

Lisa March 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

What a generous giveaway! I would love the opportunity to go. My daughter has recently become vegan and she has inspired my husband and I as well. Your website has been very helpful and a vegan conference would be a great way to learn more!

Ellen March 7, 2013 at 11:28 am

would definitely love to go! I have been saving up vaca time for something spectacular! pick me pick me :-)

Annie March 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

I would love to attend this conference! It would be an amazing experience to compliment my new vegan lifestyle!

Elizabeth Marrs March 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

I would love to go to the conference! You are absolutley going to LOVE Portland, there is so much to do and so many great vegan spots!

lysette March 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

I would love to attend Vida-Con. Going to a conference led by all my favorite bloggers would be totally mind-bl-oggling! Thank you Angela and Grace for your generosity!

Lisa March 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

It would be an absolute DREAM for me to attend the Vida Vegan Con. Years ago I was vegan, transitioned into vegetarian for a few years, and I’ve been an omnivore the past year or so. My health has declined ever since starting to eat meat and dairy again. I’ve been extremely sick over the past year and have experienced many digestive issues. I’m currently in an intensive program at school and my health issues have detracted from my ability to focus in my classes. I want to go back to being vegan and living a healthy life again, but I feel quite lost an unsure about where to begin. This conference would be just the inspiration that I need and would provide me with some useful tools and information to get back on track with a vegan lifestyle.

Also, I live in Vancouver (fellow Canadian, hello!) and Portland is readily accessible to a poor student like me (cheap bus tickets!).

Thanks so much,

L

Melissa Sudds March 7, 2013 at 11:38 am

i would love to have this opportunity! :)

Carrie March 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

This sounds like a great opportunity! I just relocated to Portland, and recently began eating a Vegan diet. Actually, the majority of recipes I’ve been using have come from your website. :) (So thank you for that!) As a Chiropractor, I’m always looking for more useful nutritional and dietary information I can pass on to my patients, so I’d love to be able to attend this conference!

Lili March 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

Thanks Grace and Angela! I’d love to go :)

Pamela March 7, 2013 at 11:48 am

If I win, I would give the ticket to my sister-in-law who has really changed her eating habits and has inspired me tremendously.

Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife March 7, 2013 at 11:48 am

Wow! How generous! I would love to go – it sounds like a great conference!

Lindsay W March 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

Angela,

I LOVE your blog and read it daily, however have never commented before. I would be ecstatic to be able to attend this conference :) Thanks Grace for providing the ticket & to you for the giveaway!

Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

Wow this sounds awesome! A conference I would definitely love to attend!

Rachel Buckingham March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

I would love to attend this conference! I live in Portland and had no idea it was coming.

Megan March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

I would LOVE to win this! Tickets sell out quick and after hearing all the fun friends had last year, I’d love to take part!

Monique March 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Enter me!

Kelly Bardua March 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I would love to go to this conference!!! It would definitely be a life changer for sure.

sam March 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm

would be amazing to be able to attend this conference!

Lisa March 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Please, random number generator, smile on me! I’m a Midwesterner and would love to have this grand excuse to venture west, consort with other vegan-minded souls and maybe even get to visit my baby (ok, she’s a pretty grownup baby) in Montana while I’m in the neighborhood.

Stacey March 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm

The conference sounds awesome – would love to attend!

Tricia March 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I would love to go!!

Arianne Brown March 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Would love to attend this conference for the experience and wealth of information provided.

ashley March 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm

oooooh I’ve always loved seeing everyone’s recaps from this conference. It would be such a blast to go!

Rachel March 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I would absolutely LOVE to go to Vita Vegan Con!! I’m so passionate about veganism and I would love to meet others who feel the same way. I hardly know any other vegans and I think being able to attend this conference would just be such an amazing opportunity to meet likeminded people. I’ve also never been to portland and would love the opportunity to explore!! It would be a wonderful experience!

jamie March 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

How awesome!

Laura Akins March 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I have always wanted to visit Portland. What a great excuse to go! Hope to win.

Amy March 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Wow! Grace is too, too kind. Thank you for donating your ticket, Grace!

This conference sounds awesome; I’d love to attend.

Molly Elwell March 7, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I am in Portland and would LOVE to go. Thanks!
Great giveaway!
meanrabbit88(at)gmail(dot)com

Brian Polkinghorn March 7, 2013 at 12:38 pm

It would be awesome to try someone other than my own vegan cooking !

Sarah Louise Foster March 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I am so excited for this convention, and for my very first visit to Portland as well! I’ll be traveling from Calgary, and have been planning to buy my ticket soon. Would be amazing to win this generous give away! :)

Erin March 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

This would be insanely fun!

Sorayya March 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I would LOVE to attend this conference! For many reason -it sounds awesome, to meet you, and I’m from Seattle and love visiting Portland! Thanks x

Quincy @Shugurcän March 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Hey I love your blog! I would absolutely love the chance to attend VVC, plus I’ve always wanted to visit Oregon (:

Katie March 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

This would be amazing! Although I am from Victoria, BC, my sister lives in Portland and this would be a PERFECT excuse to visit her!

Hannah Smith March 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Fingers crossed it’s me! This would be amazing!

Emma March 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I would love to win the ticket! Thanks!

meg March 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

It would be a dream to attend!

Robyn March 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Yes please!!! I have always wanted to visit Portland and to be able to immerse myself in vegan goodness while there would be the icing on the cake!!!

Rachel M March 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I would love to go to this conference! Sounds like a great opportunity to learn as much as possible in 3 days!

Natalie S March 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I am definitely interested in going to this conference!

Jen Walker March 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I’ve lived in BC for 4 years and I’ve never been to Portland which I hear is absolutely gorgeous! I’m a Holistic Nutritionist so any chance to learn is always exciting! Thank you for everything you do Angela! You’ve helped me in so many ways!

Sara March 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I’ve always wanted to attend this and to visit Portland! I imagine it’s just like the show, Portlandia – at least I hope so!

Rebecca March 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Thanks very much to the both of you for making this available. I would love to go to the conference!

katherine March 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I have never been to Portland—this would be a great excuse to go! Please count me in the draw…

Kelly March 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I would love to attend. I just went to Portland for the first time last summer and loved it! It is not only vegan friendly but friendly in general. Portlanders are so nice!

Siri March 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

What an amazing opportunity! I’d love to have the chance to attend vida vegan con!

Allie March 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’d love to attend this conference!! Thank you Grace, wherever you are! :)

paula March 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I have been on an elimination diet to try to determine all these reactions that have been going on. Your blog provides great inspiration to learn more about food and how it works in my body as well as recipes I can use. The more I learn the more I do think plant based diet is the way to go. I would love to experience such an inspiring place, surrounded with others who can teach us even more!

Melissa March 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

This is awesome! I’m graduating college this May and have been planning a trip out that way…it would be awesome to experience!

Amy March 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Awesome! I’d love to go and I’ve always wanted to visit Portland- perfect!

Shay March 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm

So. Friggin. Cool.

Kaydi March 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I’d love to attend!

Cheryl March 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

OMG…. that is so exciting that you will be at the conference this year. My friend went last year all by herself and had a fabulous time. I would love to win a ticket and be able to go with her this year…..Pick me, pick us, we love you! We are native Portlanders, and could easily attend.

Maureen March 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

This sounds wonderful!! What a great opportunity :)

Adija Mugabo March 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I would love to go. Portland is a vegan foodie heaven! Add the conference and it’s just too perfect of a trip.

Lindsey March 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

This would be a great gift for my sister, assuming I would have the will power not to use it myself!

Amy March 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

How amazing!!! Im always looking for an excuse to learn more and eat more vegan food!!

Truc March 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Oh man, I’d love to go! *crossing fingers*

Tina March 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I’ve always wanted to go, it’s in such a vegan-friendly city too.

Jamie H March 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Eek!!! I would love to go!!!

Keri March 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Hi Angela,

I’d very much enjoy attending the conference and I live in Portland…so convenient!

Thanks,
Keri

Gillian March 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I’ve always wanted to go to Portland! Thanks for the give-away :)

Robyn March 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I would love to attend the conference. I love learning
more everyday. I love being Vegan.

Katie March 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I would LOVE to go to the Vida Vegan Conference in Portland. I’m some what new to the vegan world so it would be such a great opportunity for me to expand my knowledge and hopefully meet some new vegan friends! Yay!! Thank you for the consideration!

TierneyH March 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I’ve never been to Portland before. The conference sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

emma March 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I’d love to go! i’m sure you already have a list of places to visit in Portland, but make sure you go to Fifty Licks, one of the foodcarts in portland. the coconut lemon saffron sorbet is absolutely the best vegan ice cream i have ever had!

Camille March 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I would absolutely love to! I’ve been vegan for two years, work for an all-vegan political podcast, wearecitizenradio.com Citizen Radio, and I have a friend to stay with there! (It is also the day after my birthday!)

Joanne March 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

wow so generous of Grace! would love to go :)

Jill March 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

That would be such an amazing experience to explore Portland for a few days! I remember looking at the schedule for the past conference and being supes jealous.

Ali @ Project Kale March 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I would absolutely love to attend this conference – I wanted to last year, but my personal life wouldn’t allow it. This would be such an amazing opportunity – just like you, I’d love to see Portland (never been), and I would LOVE to gain knowledge about plant-based living that I can share with others!! Love to learn, love to teach, and love the vegan lifestyle – thanks for the chance Angela and Grace!!

Mandi Peterson March 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm

This would be a great way to get inspired and get cooking!

Brielle March 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Wow, sounds so great! I have been so intrigued by the vegan lifestyle and often have serious thoughts about becoming vegan. I haven’t quite made the decision yet. I think that this Vida Vegan Con would be a great exposure to vegan-ism and extremely enlightening to me!
I love cooking and talking about food, not to mention trying new things, so it would be exciting to go :)

Allie March 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I’d love to win! I live in Eugene, just a hop skip and a jump from Portland!

Erin Red March 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I’ve been trying to get to this conference since the first word got out…this is dream come true stuff here, folks!

Thanks for offering such a kickass giveaway.

Carrie H March 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Oh how I would love to go! My family has been slowly making the transition to a vegan lifestyle but it has been hard! I am the main cook so I feel the burden the most. We love eating this healthy way and have felt much better doing so. Going to this conference could be a great help to me and give me fresh ideas and some help!

Carrie March 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

What an incredible experience! The opportunity to meet up with like minded people and continue to be inspired! Amazing!

Jenny March 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

What a smart and kind idea of Grace!
This conference sounds amazing! It being in Portland is just icing on the cake.

Christy March 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I would love to go! I’ll just be done with my semester at school, I’ve wanted to go to Portland for years, and I am slowly but surely eliminating animal products from my diet. This would be perfect!

Samantha K. March 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I would love to go; it sounds incredible!

Nicole Miller March 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

If I am 14, am I still able to qualify?

Vanessa March 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I live in Portland and it would be so great to go to the conference and meet you. And, of course, it would be my pleasure to show you around–I love playing tour guide!

Alissa Ozyilmaz March 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Hello! Thank you for posting about this conference in May! Hopefully I’ll attend even without the drawing so I hope to meet you. ~Alissa

Sarah March 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I would love to go! Any reason to go to Portland is a good reason :)

Sarah D. March 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

My sister would absolutely love this, the perfect belated birthday gift! Thanks for the opportunity, Angela!

Meg March 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Wow! How incredibly generous of Grace! I’d love to go and experience Portland as well as attend my first-ever vegan conference!

Kathleen March 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Would love to go!

Crista March 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I’ve been told I NEED to go to VVC THIS YEAR in Portland! I’ve heard it’s great….. rumor has it, it’ll be in Chicago next time…

Aubrey March 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I would love to go!

donna March 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

VIDA is my greyhound’s name…can you say sign from the UNIVERSE?? No, but seriously! Actually, that WAS serious. Vida means LIFE in Spanish, and changing to a mostly plant-based diet this past year has given me a new life! The date of the conference will be the one-year anniversary of the passing of my grandmother and also the time when I started switching my lifestyle habits. I have since lost 60+ pounds and am still losing. I’m enjoying the learning process of eating vegan (especially your blog!) and the conference would be such a fun adventure!!

RandiJM March 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I would LOVE to go (and meet you and thank you for your recipes)! I am working on starting a blog and getting back into activism, so this would be the best motivation to get cracking. Pick me!

Lisa C March 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Ooh, this sounds like fun! I am newly-vegan, so I’m sure I would learn a lot here…

Alexis Keller March 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

This would be a great way to celebrate the end of the school year (as a first year high school teacher in New Orleans). I have been vegan for a year and this would be a great learning opportunity!

Stephanie March 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I would love to go! I have never been to a convention like this and would really appreciate the opportunity!

Jenny March 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I would like to go to this conference! Send me to Portland please :)

Julia March 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

This conference would make my month! I hope you have a fantastic time Angela.

Julia March 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Looks like a wonderful opportunity to celebrate veganism :)

Julia March 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Portland looks like so much fun. I would love to go!

Julia March 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I would love to go!

Rachel March 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

What a wonderful idea. I would love to be able to go. I live in Vancouver, Wa (a few miles north of Portland) This would be a wonderful way to kickstaring a completely vegan lifestyle. How exciting.

Alex @ Raw Recovery March 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Thank you, Grace! That is such a generous offer. I’m pretty sure my heart would melt if I got to go to Vida Vegan Con…I would be SO grateful to go!

Denise Christian March 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

A chance to do something just for me, i am in! My fingers are crossed!

Taylor Duty March 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I would love love love to attend this conference! Dream!!

Emily March 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Well I’d LOVE to go to the conference :) I live in Portland and get to visit the vegan restaurants all the time! I’d love to meet you for coffee and a slice of cake if you’re up for it!

Jenna March 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I am from in Portland and would SO love to go! I am currently living in the Dominican Republic, aka meat central, and so am dying to get back to my veggie roots. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jenna

Britt Avery March 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

WHAT! I knew you were going, but I did NOT know it was in Portland!!!! I live in Portland, Oregon and would LOVE to go. Mostly to meet you! I live off your blog, and would love to be fed some vegan wisdom. I just got really excited! :)

Leslie March 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

OMG, I just heard about this conference last week and would absolutely LOVE to go!!!

Jennifer March 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I’d love to go!

Laura March 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I would love to attend the VVC. I have been inspired by you for years now and I recently started my own blog. What a great way to kick off the next chapter of my new side career, spending it learning and meeting inspiring professionals like you.

Emily March 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Oh my goodness- I would LOVE to go. I’ve longed to attend this conference for years. Not to mention, Portland is absolutely gorgeous! <3

Stephanie March 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Would LOVE to go. … Come on random number generator!!

Marie Hall March 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I would LOVE to go!! I am a new vegan and would love to learn more!! :o)

Kamaldeep kaur March 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I would love to go to this event!

Samantha March 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

The only thing more exciting than going to this conference would maybe be meeting you there… I live in North Idaho so I would love to spend a few days around like minded people!

Karen March 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I would love to attend this conference.

Deborah H March 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

What an amazing give-away! Thank you :) I have never been to Portland but have always wanted to go.

Sally DeHart March 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Wow! This would be amazing! I would definitely LOVE to go!

Robin March 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I already have a ticket, so don’t pick me! I’m just so excited to go – I hope I can find you there and thank you in person for sharing all of your great recipes!

Sally DeHart March 7, 2013 at 7:38 pm

This sounds amazing! I would LOVE to go!

Brieanna March 7, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Absolutely love your blog and would be so thrilled to go to this amazing conference!!!!

misschels March 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

What a sweetheart! This would be an awesome opportunity! :)

Michelle C. March 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

It would be amazing to finally be around some other vegans!

Thanks,
Michelle

Kristina March 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Vegan Con (!) in Portland!!!! Ahhmazing!

Kacey March 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

What an amazing conference, would be great to go!

Shannon March 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Oh goodness! This would be a dream. I would love to sneak away to Portland and meet all the people I talk to online!

Lindsay Surely March 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

How amazingly generous of Grace to offer her ticket! Thank you for making this a possibility! :)

Joy March 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I would love to attend! Thank you for the opportunity =]

Erin March 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I would love to go!!!

Melanie March 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Any excuse to go to Portland! What a great giveaway.

Alice March 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Wow, so generous!! That would be so cool to go! :)

Meredith March 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I have heard such great things about Portland and would love to visit and meet some of my all time favorite bloggers who will be attending! It sounds like it would be so much fun. Thank you!

Angel S. March 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I live in Portland and I would LOVE to o to thi. I have committed our family to making drastic and healthy lifestyle changes. After many years of not making the best choices. This is a whole new world to me and this would be a great way to get much better and more informed base. I love what we have tried already. Thanks for the chance!!

Maria March 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I live in Portland and would love to attend this event!! If it means I might get to meet you, even better :)

Eva Shortt March 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I would love to go to this conference!!

Linda French March 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

How generous of Grace! I do live here in Portland and would so love to attend!

Pamela D. March 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I would LOVE tickets to go to this! I’ve never been before, it would be wonderful to experience it at last. Thanks!

Sunny March 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

That sounds so great – I would looove to go!!!!:)

R March 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I’d love to see how food and art intersect. Please add my name to the contestants!

Hannah March 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm

How generous of her to offer her ticket as a giveaway! I live in Portland and would absolutely LOVE to attend the conference! Fingers crossed xo

Viktoria March 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Pick me! Pick me! I live in Portland.

Barbara March 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Sounds like an amazing conference and a great reason to visit to Portland.

Rebecca March 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Please? :D

~Rebecca!

Tracy March 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Dream come true!!!

Rachel L March 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Wow! This would be absolutely fabulous to go to! Just to travel to Portland would be awesome. :)

Kristen March 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Oooooh my little sister would love love love this conference! I would give her my ticket and than I could also visit with her when she comes to Portland (I live in Portland). Plus she could cook me tasty food :)

Caitlin Taffe March 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I would love to go!!

Thanks :)

Red Deception March 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Fascinating. I’m in!

monica March 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm

ohhh, i want to go!! pick me! pick me!!!

Cat March 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Thank you for the opportunity to enter this cntest but most of all, thank you for your website! I read and browse through it every nigh pt before I go to bed and always look forward to my days off so that I can try the repipes. You are an obvious talented chef and writer!

Lea March 7, 2013 at 11:03 pm

I would love to go this! What a wonderful opportunity.

esther March 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm

would love to go!

MMW March 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Are you speaking at the conference? Ohhhh I need to be there too.!!! Pick me pick me.

Nikita March 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Yay! I live in Portland! Are you doing any meet ups while you’re in town? We have some pretty sweet vegan restaurants here :)

Erin March 7, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I just moved to the West coast, and would love to go to the conference! I already was planning to take a road trip to Portland this summer anyways (for the food, obviously), so this would be perfect!

Sharon March 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I’m a newbie vegan and would love to go to learn more!

Sharon March 7, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I’m a newbie vegan and woud love to go to the conference to learn more!

David W. March 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

I would love to attend this conference!

Vincci Chan March 8, 2013 at 12:18 am

This sounds amazing :) I’d love this awesome opportunity to go!

Amanda March 8, 2013 at 12:27 am

Ah, I feel like I should move to Portland! It seems like a lot of the topics I’m deeply passionate about are there. I’m researching and exploring the Tiny House Movement, which seems to have a lot of activity in Portland, and now the vegan conference!

I wish I could attend, but I wish the best of luck and good times to the winner of this awesome giveaway!

Angela, you are an inspiration and a god send. Keep up the great work!

Gina March 8, 2013 at 12:29 am

I would LOVE to go the conference!!!

Olga March 8, 2013 at 12:30 am

This would be an awesome opportunity!

Karen March 8, 2013 at 12:57 am

Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the opportunity to go to this!

Mina March 8, 2013 at 1:11 am

this is so awesome! I’ve always wanted to go to the vida vegan con, but have never actually been! it would also be a great excuse to finally take a trip to portland, I’ve wanted to go for years :)

Christa March 8, 2013 at 1:21 am

Whoah! This is super exciting, and I hope you have an incredible time! I can’t wait to read up on all of the food adventuring that takes place.

radioactivegan March 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

I’d really love to go to the conference! It’s so nice of your friend to offer the ticket!

linh March 8, 2013 at 1:36 am

thank you for the awesome giveaway!!! i would LOVE to go to vida vegan con and eat delicious portland vegan food !!

Tess S. March 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

I would love to win access to this conference. I’m just starting out in the blog community and I can’t imagine a better opportunity. Plus, I adore Portland! Cafe Yumm is a must try restaurant.

Goreti Tada March 8, 2013 at 4:00 am

I have my fingers crossed and hope that I win. I have been dying to visit Portland. I hear it’s vegan heaven.

Mike March 8, 2013 at 4:40 am

Sounds like an interesting event !

Cora March 8, 2013 at 6:33 am

Nice!

Rachel March 8, 2013 at 6:49 am

how very generous!!
who wouldn’t love to go?
thanks so much

Erin March 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

As part of the collaborative Austin block, Red Hot Vegans, I would LOVE to be able to participate in Vida Vegan Con this year!

chris March 8, 2013 at 7:17 am

I would LOVE to participate in this conference. Thank you for enlightening me…I did not know about it. What a treat to get to go to Oregon, too!

Irene Scott March 8, 2013 at 7:18 am

Holy Cow….Woops ,I mean holy cats! That would be so much fun…as a new vegan,That would be such a great learning experience.How generous offer.

Caryn March 8, 2013 at 7:22 am

Would live the opportunity to go to the conference!

Caroline March 8, 2013 at 7:29 am

I’ve thought about going but I’m in Chicago. This generous offer is just the push I needed. I would love to go.

Jessica March 8, 2013 at 7:30 am

I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now but I’ve never commented. We have tried several of your recipes and love them! I would love to win this! Thank you!

Ashley March 8, 2013 at 7:35 am

Very exciting… Thanks so much!!!

stacie nunes March 8, 2013 at 7:42 am

How exciting!! I love Portland, and I love being vegan! ! Would love to go and meet you!!

Lyn Riccio March 8, 2013 at 7:44 am

I would LOVE to go. I just became vegan this year and it would be a great experience for me! I know I will learn a lot! Hope I get picked :D

Karen March 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

Oh, Wow…I’d love a complimentary pass to the conference. I’ve never been to Portland nor Vida Vegan, but have been hoping to take a break from the grind to visit both for several years. Thanks for the opportunity!

doe mora March 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

Oh my!! Pick me pick me! Attend VVC would just make my heart sing, Fingers crossed…

Meredith March 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

What a wonderful opportunity! I would love to attend!!

Sara March 8, 2013 at 8:19 am

Hi Angela! I would be thrilled to go to the conference in May!

Susanne March 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

I would absolutely love to attend. Thank you for the opportunity

Grandma Carol March 8, 2013 at 8:45 am

Had no idea this conference even existed!! Would love to go and represent the “seasoned vegan”…..:):)

Deanna Jent March 8, 2013 at 8:48 am

Would love to attend … my son is a leader in his college VVV group: Vegetarians and Vegans Victorious – and would love to bring home new recipes and V-information!

Whitney March 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

I would love to go!! What a wonderful opportunity.

Amy Santarpia March 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

A dream… want to win and a great excuse to visit my brother & SIL and nieces in Puyallup.

I’m in and hoping to win.

Veronica Jones March 8, 2013 at 8:56 am

Pick me, pick me…for I am meat-free!!!! Really though, sure hope I win, this is going to be a great experience for all who attend.

Katie March 8, 2013 at 8:57 am

The con is on my birthday this year! I would love to celebrate turning 20 with all of these wonderful vegans, especially in Portland! Fingers crossed!

Shanae March 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

I live in Maryland and read about the VVC earlier this year. On my weight loss journey, I adopted a vegetarian lifestyle and would *love* to go to the VVC for some encouragement as I plan to transition to veganism.

Winning a ticket to the conference would be so exciting!

Dawn @ TheBlackRadish.com March 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

Throwing my hat into the ring! A chance to see Portland would be fantastic!

Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

What a lovely offer for Grace to pass along – thank you so much! I would love to win this – Portland is one of the three places I am keeping in mind to move to down the road, but I haven’t actually had the chance to check it out yet! The conference sounds so interesting too – I want to read more about it on their site.

Christina March 8, 2013 at 9:16 am

A vegan conference sounds AMAZING! I have some friends who live in Portland. I would love to be able to attend this conference and visit them all in one trip. :)

Lesley March 8, 2013 at 9:17 am

I would LOVE to go to this!! Usually I just follow along on twitter, seeing all of the cool new vegan products. Being there would be amazing!!!

Rachel March 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

I would love to attend! What a wonderful way to expand my knowledge, hopefully meet you, and see the Portland area. :-)

Ashley @ PrettyFitLife March 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

Oh my, oh my, OH MY!!!! Winning this contest would be a dream come true! We don’t have any events like this in the Boston area, and I’d love to network with some fellow vegan bloggers and make some fun new friends. Fingers crossed I win this amazinggggg opportunity. Thanks Angela for promoting this giveaway and thank you Grace for being so generous and offering up your ticket :)

xo Ashley Michelle

Lindsay March 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

This would be great for a new vegan like me!

Colleen Palomaa March 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

I am on the verge of making a life-changing switch to a full-time health and fitness career, and this blog has been with me every step of the way! If the cosmos found it appropriate to snag me a free conference pass, I’d be a fool to pass it up! Thanks for continuing to craft new and delicious, husband-friendly vegan (and often gluten-free!) recipes, Angela!

Melissa B. March 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

I would love to go!

Laura March 8, 2013 at 9:52 am

I love everything about Portland and would be so super happy if I could attend this! Thank you for the opportunity!

Katie March 8, 2013 at 9:52 am

I would DIE to attend this conference! I live in an area where being vegan is completely foreign, mocked even, so this would be an incredible experience and an invaluable learning tool. Love your blog!

Jana March 8, 2013 at 9:57 am

I would be able to go and would very much enjoy it!!!

Amber Lange March 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

Oh oh oh! Please pick me random selector thingy. I would die with excitement!!!

Cyndi smith March 8, 2013 at 10:04 am

Would love to attend! I have never been to Portland either and I live in Maine!
Thanks so much for the chance!

Kylie March 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

I would love to check this out. I have never been and it sounds awesome. :)

R.A. March 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

I live on the west coast and have traveled through Portland a few times. Last year we actually spent some time there and now we can’t wait to go back. For all of you who love to read be sure to save some time on your visit there to to to Powell’s Bookstore, the most incredible bookstore I have ever seen. It is a solid city block, mulitple stories (4 or 5?) and sells both new and used. My teenage daughter keeps asking if we can go back to Portland so we can visit Powell’s again and even my mostly non-reading husband picked up a few books to read. Whatever the subject, they have books on it!

Debsie_K March 8, 2013 at 10:12 am

Definitely interested!

Laura S. March 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

Would love to go…thank you for the opportunity Angela and Grace!!!

Jen Atch March 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

This would be amazing to attend! I’ve always wanted to visit Portland.

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family March 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

I would love to win this ticket. I just can’t afford to come from the East Coast to the West coast…unless I am the lucky vegan to win this.

Thanks for such a wonderful and generous giveaway.

Roberta March 8, 2013 at 10:45 am

Portland is a super vegan friendly place. I would love a chance to go to this conference!

Amy H. March 8, 2013 at 10:52 am

Well the timing is perfect! I’ll be in Portland that week so would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to attend the conference!

Emmy March 8, 2013 at 11:01 am

Oh I want to go so bad!

Crystal March 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

So generous!! This would be the best time ever!

Jodie March 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

This would be an awesome opportunity! It would be even better to meet you as well!

Jodie Savage

Kelly March 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

I would absolutely love to attend. I have not traveled since 2009 due to a health crisis in 2010. I went vegan and crawled my way out of a rare neurological health condition. While I am not entirely healed, I am now released to travel by my physicians. I am a proud vegan finding my way and this conference – I imagine – would introduce me to a multitude of healthy wonderful people – new vegan foods – and well, Portland (which is a vegan’s meca – dream really)!!!! So, please pick me!!!!

Lisa March 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

I live 2 hours from Portland. This is absolutely doable!! I would love to attend.

Paula March 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

I’m so excited at the prospect of winning this ticket!

Angela, you have made my transition to a vegan lifestyle possible! Without your delicious recipes I don’t know if my new diet would have been possible.

I live in Vancouver and have been desperate to go to Portland! What an awesome gift to give one of your readers!

-Paula

Katie March 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

What a great event and in the perfect place! I would love to attend!

Ashley March 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

How fun would this be? I would love to attend some of the panels listed on the website! And I’ve never been to Portland before!

Collette March 8, 2013 at 11:23 am

I would love to go! I used to live in Portland and miss it soooo much!

Linda March 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

Hi Angela,
I’d love to attend the conference – what a great way to meet other vegans, share info and learn about the best lifestyle. Have a great weekend!! Linda

Irene March 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

Would absolutely love to attend this event!!!

Becky March 8, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thanks awesome! Thanks for doing this Grace!!!

Meg Mansell March 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm

This sounds amazing! Cheers. Fingers crossed :)

Angie March 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Since my daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer (Nov 2012) I have been much more aware about the importance of our responsibility to eat for nourishment and health. T would love to attend this event or any other events that would help me educate myself. I live in Southern California but am willing to make the trip.

Jamie March 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Wow! How exciting! I would love to attend the conference. Thanks for posting and for all of your delicious recipes. Have a wonderful time!

sarah s. March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

i am from Oregon and i would love to attend!

Carol O'Keefe March 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I live in the Portland area and have heard about your conference from Joanne Boldt in Saratoga CA who is a plant based health coach for Veggie Healing. She has been inspiring me to try becoming a vegan. I would love to attend.

Desiree March 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Here’s one little Hawaiian girl that would love to venture to the Vida Vegan Con! We always get asked the question, “where do people in Hawaii go for vacations?” I feel a great answer to give would be PORTLAND! Looks to be a fabulous event in a place I’ve never been!

Sara Dier March 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

This conference will be awesome! Today, I’m celebrating my six-month veganversary with one of your recipes. May happens to be the best time to visit Portland. I’ve lived here all my life, I would know!

Chris Dill March 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

As I look for content and ideas to grow my website theveganwave.com this conference would be so awesome to attend. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sarah Swingle March 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Oh my goodness, what a nice thing to do! I would love to be entered into the giveaway! Thank you!

{Moni} @ Moni Meals March 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I think this is awesome! I use to live in Oregon- so beautiful! have a great time!!

Susan V March 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I am from Portland and have been dying to go to this! Would love to attend this year if I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

erin March 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

this conference sounds amazing. i would love the opportunity to attend.

Katie Stoller March 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I have never heard of this conference until now and it sounds amazing. My husband is vegan and I am trying to work towards becoming one as well. We live in portland and this would be so wonderful to attend!

Amy March 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Thank you Grace for your very generous donation and passing along this wonderful opportunity! I’ll keep my fingers crossed and would be delighted to go.

Joanne March 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Due to health reasons in the last 2 years, I have become a Vegan. The new way of eating is an adventure indeed. My cooking and baking has really taken a turn for the better, but there is nothing I would love more than to have the opportunity to experience this way of life on a broader spectrum, while learning and exchanging information with other fellow Vegans. It’s all so very exciting!!!

Carol Bellamy March 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I’m new to the Vegan lifestyle, and so far am loving it! Lost some weight and have so much more energy! I love your recipes and tips – this conference would make a world of difference to my life and that of my sister’s (who I would take with me) if I won.:)

Julie H. March 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I heard of this conference last year when I first went vegan and I would absolutely love to go. I have also never been to Portland but have always wanted to go since I hear it is very veg friendly there. I am dying to check out all the vegan food options! Thank you!

Kris March 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

This sounds amazing! Grace, you are so generous. I’d love to attend the conference and go to Portland. It’s a total win!

Brittney March 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

coveting this conference! unemployed vegan living in portland. winning a ticket would be a blessing. Plus my birthday is May 27 ;)

Lorinda March 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Would love to go! Thanks for giving the opportunity! Becoming vegan has been a life changer in my family!

Kristine March 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

This contest is a great idea. Thanks for the opportunity – I would be quite happy to take a road trip to P-town for some vegan learning.

Karen Faivre March 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I would love, love, love to go to this conference. You have no idea how life is for vegans in Alaska. To be surrounded by a group of fellow vegans, in a vegan-friendly town is my idea of HEAVEN!

Charlotte March 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

What becoming a Vegan (new) has meant to me and my family:
Preventing Heart Disease, Lower cholesterol = no more meds
Lower blood pressure = no more angst
Cured 15-year long bout of IBS = no more embarrassing accidents
Reversing diabetes = Husband, Mom and Dad each need 60% less insulin
No Emotional Eating = No more negative thoughts running around in head
Sharing vegan journey with little sis = Sisterhood
Finding a network of great vegan compadres = Great recipes, helpful information and maybe a free opportunity to go to a great conference in Portland.

SusanM March 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I’d be thrilled to go. I love Portland and I’m sure the conference will be great.

Kim Davis March 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

OH! This sounds like an amazing opportunity! It was so kind of Grace to give her ticket away. I would love to expand my food knowledge and be around positive, like-minded people. Thank you for considering me! Also, when you get here to the vegan capital of the us you need to make sure that you go to Blossoming Lotus and eat every meal out! You can do that as a healthy vegan enjoying some raw foods. Fantastic, huh?
Sincerely,
Kim

Kayla March 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I would love to attend the conference!

Alexa March 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I’m a new vegan and I would love to go to the conference!

Molly Langteau March 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Hi Angela, I got so excited when I read about you visiting Portland for the conference in May! I just moved up here a year ago to attend the Naturopathic Medical School (NCNM) and am loving it so far. I studied holistic nutrition in undergrad and stumbled across your blog years ago. You definitely inspire me with your great recipes and trials in the kitchen! Would love to meet you and talk nutrition and healthy life at the conference (not sure if I can afford the 3 day pass but we’ll see)! Not much to show for, but if you get a chance check out my (much less extravagant) blog I put together for a project in college : http://superfoodme-molly.blogspot.com
Cheers!

Cori March 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I would love to go to this! It sounds amazing!

Carmella March 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I would LOVE to go!

Sarah Mc March 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I was the world’s biggest skeptic when it came to vegan lifestyles and now I’m so fascinated by all the options and obvious health benefits I’ve discovered. I’ve lost weight, had clearer skin and my mood and attitude towards food has changed greatly over that last few months. I’d love to learn more about vegan food options and the culture around veganism and think this conference could be a great venue to learn and grow!
Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy your recipes and posts! Thanks for sharing your stories Angela!

Angie March 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

What a generous gift! I read bloggers’ recaps every year and would absolutely love to experience it myself.

Kelly March 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I would love to go to the conference and see Portland! I’ve never been there before and heard from everyone that it is amazing!

Katie March 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Would love to go and need an excuse to take a trip.

Erika March 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Ooh I love Portland. And I would love to go to this conference!

Ashley Stanford March 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I would love the chance to attend this! :D

Kelly March 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I would love to go to the conference! I’ve heard from everyone that Portland is super nice and would love to go there!

Natalie Clements March 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I would LOVE to attend the conference! I’m from Portland and absolutely love it here, I have no doubt you will too! PERFECT for Vegan or gluten free foodies :)

Angela too! March 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

This seems like an amazing opportunity–food, speakers, Portland. What more could a vegan ask for? Would LOVE to attend.

Lisa March 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Wow, what an amazing giveaway!!! I have always wanted to visit Portland and attend one of these vegan focused conferences! Thank you Angela and Grace!!

Carissa March 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Oh wow!!! I live in PA, but just happen to be visiting family in Portland that weekend!!!! You just made my day! I’d love to win!

Mary March 8, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I would appreciate the ticket! Thank you for the opportunity!

Emma W. March 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I would LOVE to attend this conference – sounds AMAZING!!!

Eva March 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

count me in!

Ronica Bishop March 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm

How awesome! Sounds like a great conference!

Julie March 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I would die to go to this!!! :-)

Chela Norton March 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Oh, my heavens…I’d friggin’ love to go to Vida Vegan Con. I wouldn’t mind seeing Portland again, either.

kristen March 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm

oooohhhh pick me pick me…i would love to go!!!

Sarah March 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Oooh I would LOVE to go to this! I have been a vegetarian for awhile now, and have been slowly trying to transition to a vegan lifestyle! Bonus, I have a friend in Portland I’ve been meaning to visit!! Thanks for this chance :)

p.jean March 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

thats sounds like an awesome weekend!! would love to go!!! p. jean

Kirsten P March 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I would LOVE to attend this. I have been veg for 30 years but really wanting to go vegan. This year I have finally kicked dairy to the curb! YAY ME! But I struggle with cooking for my family of cheese-loving carnivores :-(. I could use more inspiration to get the rest of my family to lean my way… Team Kale!

Candace Hale March 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I would love to attend! We live just south of Portland, so that would be great!

Thanks!

Liz March 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Hi Angela, I would LOVE to go. Coincidentally, I’m going to be in Portland that weekend for a wedding. Fingers crossed!!

Fernanda March 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I live in Vancouver and would love to go to Portland to attend the Vida Vegan Conference!

Thanks!

Destiney March 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I would LOVE to go!

Stacey March 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm

OOoooooo, pick me! pick me! I LOVE Portland and desperately need an excuse to get back there again and get away from the Chicago winters. Good luck to everyone!

Amanda H March 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Oh wow – what a contest! This would be the most epic prize to win ever! I am a vegan due to allergies and have just become so in love with my lifestyle but am always so eager to see and learn new things, recipes, ideas, etc. My 26th birthday is just the week after the conference so wow, what a birthday present that would be! Fingers Crossed and good luck to all!!!

Monica @ Model Chef March 8, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I live in Portland! This would be so great to attend.

Stephanie March 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I’d love to go to the conference!! I’ve never been to Portland. I’ve heard wonderful vegan news about the city!

Melanie McDaniel March 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm

This would be an amazing trip! Crossin’ my fingers!!

Elisabeth March 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

As a poor college kid I gave up on the idea of going when I saw the price, to go (and presumably meet you??) would be a serious bucket list check =)

Kerri March 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

This conference sounds amazing! Thanks for the offering the chance to win!

Natasha March 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I would love to go to Portland (I’ve been wanting to go for awhile) and experience this wonderful conference.

Lianne Zwenger March 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun and food and thanks for such a great blog.

Alexandra March 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I’d love to learn more about being a vegan!

Cynthea March 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

It would be a dream to attend!

Yifat Clein March 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Thank you for the generous offer! I would love to go! -Yifat

CarrieD March 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm

I would love to attend! I live near Seattle and have wanted to head to Portland soon!

Keira Hand March 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Oh my goodness, going to this would be so fantastic! Not only would going to the conference be great, but I’d love to check Portland out!

Lanni March 8, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I would LOVE to attend this!! I need to meet more fellow vegan foodies :)

Kennera March 9, 2013 at 12:02 am

I’d love an excuse to fly out from Virginia to see this event, and visit old friends from my Lewis & Clark College days after the fun. But whomever wins might have a less expensive time of it if they live closer. What a generous and fun idea. Thanks!

Kristen March 9, 2013 at 12:33 am

If I win, I may pee my pants as well.

Kelly - IRUNLIKEAGIRL March 9, 2013 at 12:54 am

I’d love to attend this conference!!

Maddy March 9, 2013 at 1:35 am

OH MY GOODNESS!! BEST GIVEAWAY EVER. THIS WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR THIS TEENAGE VEGAN!!!!!

Sara March 9, 2013 at 1:36 am

I would love to go to this conference!

What a wonderful gift to whomever gets to go. :-)
Sara

Ashley March 9, 2013 at 1:37 am

Yes please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have wanted to go to one of these forever!

Cindy March 9, 2013 at 2:07 am

My daughter is a health coach and I know she would love to go! It would be my gift to her.

Jess March 9, 2013 at 3:38 am

Nice one i would love to attend the conference at some point but I am currently living too far to to do that :( . Anyway nice post. I can’t wait for some feedback :)

Pam March 9, 2013 at 7:09 am

A great learning opprotunity -Count me in.

Basil March 9, 2013 at 7:12 am

Oh, geez I have always dreamed of going to the conference. That would be beyond cool!

Kelly March 9, 2013 at 8:03 am

Oooooh!!! I would really love to attend this conference!

hillary March 9, 2013 at 8:15 am

ooooh pick me, pick me!

Jenny March 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

I’d love to win a ticket for my mom! Thanks for the chance!

Joanna March 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

This conference sounds interesting — a nice excuse to visit Portland.

Pam P. March 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

Oh my gosh! I would love to attend this conference! I literally just gave up all animal products for Lent (I’ve been doing great so far, and hope to continue it after Easter, as well) and because I’m so new at it, I can use all the help I can get. Knowledge is power!
And to make it even more perfect, my sister moved to Portland a year and a half ago so I’d have a place to stay!

Jennifer March 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

I would love to go to Portland and Vida Vegan Con! What a wonderful giveaway!

Katie March 9, 2013 at 10:18 am

I would to attend the conference! Thank you for all that you do! I’ve gotten some really fabulous ideas from your recipes!

Jenny March 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

I would love love LOVE to go! I live in Washington state and don’t need much persuasion to take a road trip to Portland, let alone an awesome Vegan conference!!!!

Amy P March 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

I’ve been eating almost vegan this year, I love your site… and I’ve never been to Portland. I’d love to go! Thanks. :->

Gwen March 9, 2013 at 11:10 am

!!! What I would give to attend this conference, and see my family on the west coast!

saniel March 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

i would be happy to leave and go on a vegan eating spree. sample new products and meet great people.

becca March 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I would love to go!!

Liz March 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

This sounds amazing!

Laura March 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I want to go!!!

karisa March 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I would LOVE to go!!!!

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen March 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Wow! I would absolutely love to attend this conference. I’ve never been to Portland before and would love the chance to visit, listen to speakers, and learn more about blogging and vegan cooking/baking! Thanks!

Kelsey March 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I would LOVE to attend !!!!

Sarah March 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

This is really generous! I would love to attend!

Michele March 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

The conference sounds awesome. My daughter and I are newly vegan as of last summer and it would be great to absorb more information to share with people and to be surrounded by people who think the same way we do. And Portland is such a beautiful city.

Lindsey Graham March 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Hi! This would be a really and amazing opportunity. I would love to be apart of this conference. I was thinking about going to Portland in May for my Birthday and to check out the University. This would be a nice coincidence !

Rachel S. March 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I would love to go!
Rachel

Lindsay March 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I’d love to go! Sounds amazing!

Bitsy March 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I was thinking of making a trip out West during that time, anyway. This would be an awesome opportunity to learn more about blogging and having a vegan lifestyle.

Maggie March 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Would LOVE to attend! Thanks a bunch : )

Eric March 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I would love to go to this event. Portland is amazing and I know with this conference it would be an incredible experience.

Michelle March 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I’ve never heard of this conference, but sounds like a blast!! I would love to go to Portland over break.

Liz March 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I’m super excited to attend this conference. I’ve been contemplating changing careers into nutrition and holistic medicine and this would be a great opportunity to learn more. Thanks Angela for sharing all of your great ideas!

Naomi March 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I would LOVE to attend!!! Sounds fun :)

Nicole March 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I live in Portland–how did I not know about this?!?!? How exciting!

Katie Kohn March 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Wow, that is very generous of the previous ticket holder! Fingers crossed I win and can visit my cousins who taught me how to love cooking veg/veggie!

Shaquita Pressley March 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I would love to attend this conference!! I live in the seattle area and I have been wanting to learn more about blogging.

Rose March 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Oh my goodness gracious – Angela, I would LOVE to go to Vida Vegan Con! It’s not in the budget for me this year… but if I were to WIN, holy moly, I would flip! I’m crossing my fingers (toes, and EYES!) from now til you announce the winner!!!

Keely March 9, 2013 at 9:54 pm

What a nice gift! This conference sounds amazing, and I have always wanted to visit Portland. Would be a dream trip!

andrea s March 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I LOVE me some pdx! Been once, and super impressed with its laid back, local focused attitude. Love to go back and explore this great Con!

Tamara March 9, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Oh my sister would LOVE this. And I’m always looking for an excuse to take a road trip with my big sis :)

Natalie March 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm

this looks really fun! would love to go!

Angie B March 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Thanks for this opportunity. This conference sounds rockin’ and I would love to attend!

Stephanie Mary March 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

ohhh my goodness talk about vegan paradise and a dream come true!

Jessie Bush March 9, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I would love to go!

[email protected] March 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Angela, I’m so excited you are coming to Portland! If you are looking for any places to check out while you are here, let me know. I have a whole list of them. I would love to go to the conference. If I do make it, it would be great to meet up with you.

Molly Schoo March 9, 2013 at 11:41 pm

What an incredible getaway. I would be thrilled if I were to win. I’ve always been determined to go vegan and with the help of your blog and conferences such as Vida Vegan, I know I am only a few months away from completely adapting this lifestyle. I enjoy reading your posts every day. Keep up the great work. Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to potentially with a ticket. :)

Vicki March 10, 2013 at 12:16 am

I would LOVE to go to this conference. I live about an hour from Portland and have been vegan for about a year and love your blog. I’ve tried a lot of your recipes and love them all.Thank you.

Susie March 10, 2013 at 12:30 am

I live in Portland and would LOVE to attend! Thank you Grace and Angela!

Katy Penrod March 10, 2013 at 12:57 am

I’d love to go!

rianna March 10, 2013 at 12:59 am

I heard about this conference and am just thrilled to soak up as much knowledge and food-smarts as i can while im there!! This would be a fabulous vacay once I graduate from McMaster University this year!

Meg March 10, 2013 at 1:27 am

What an exciting opportunity to learn more about the vegan community! It’s great to see people coming together to spread the love all over!

Chris March 10, 2013 at 1:32 am

I don’t live anywhere near there but I’d still love to go! What a generous offer by your reader :)

Kevin Ramirez March 10, 2013 at 1:36 am

PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ! I would love to attend, and would highly appreciate it. I will make sure to be available, and try to drive, fly, or even ride my bike there from LA.

sonja March 10, 2013 at 2:38 am

I would love to go! Im in Troutdale Or so only a 20 minute drive for me…

Erica March 10, 2013 at 3:19 am

Vegan in PDX would love to go! Fingers crossed! Thank you for your stellar blog!

Ashley March 10, 2013 at 9:36 am

I’d love to have the chance to go to this conference! It looks amazing.

Valerie March 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I have never won something like this, and unfortunately even if I would have won now, I couldn’t attend. Oh, the irony :)

Leni March 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Hi! I would absolutely love to go. Thank you Grace for the kindness and the chance to maybe go :)

Lil March 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Could it be fate?

Sarah Darby March 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

That conference would be amazing to go to. I would gladly buy a plane ticket to go.

Jacqueline March 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I am just starting out a vegan and going to the conference would help me out tremendously! Changing ones lifestyle at 48 has definitely been challenging!

Becca Clark-Hargreaves March 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I am a student living in Seattle and would love to go to this conference!

Laura March 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Hello Angela,
Congratulations for your wonderful blog. I love your recipes and your easy to navigate site.
First, I’d love to go to the conference because I a new vegan, who is trying to learn more and get all the help and resources I can. I’d like to go to Portland because I have heard so much about the city, their people and their lifestyle. Third, my favorite show is shot there too. Thank you and good luck to all of us!

amy March 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

i saw a few years back you did a bikini body boot camp. I was wondering if you plan on doing another one any time soon.

Ali Rivers March 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Yes please!

Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I will drive from vancouver bc!

Sara March 10, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. My friends went to this last year (and are going again) and I would love to go with them. I would dance and make silly faces and, if asked, would happily send a video of me doing these if I won a ticket to Vida Vegan Con

Leah March 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Hello! I’m so excited not only because I have found your website…(purely by chance) But also because I would love to attend the Vida conference! I have recently received my health coaching certificate and have a passion for holistic healing. I believe that this conference would support my desire to help others overcome their obstacles and live the they dream.

Lauren March 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I would love to attend the conference! I’ll be freshly graduated from my master’s program and can’t think of a better way to celebrate!

Emily March 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I live right across the river from Portland, and would love, love, love to attend!! I need to learn more about switching from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet and I think this is just the place to learn!! I also follow your blog and would love to meet you!!

Jill March 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

This would be awesome!!!! I live in Portland and would love to go!!!!

Melissa Aguilar March 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm

How nice of her! I would LOVE to win this!!

Janet March 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I have recently started following your blog and have tried several of your recipes! My girls and I have decided to eat a plant based diet after watching Forks Over Knives and Vegucated. I would love the opportunity to go to the conference in Portland – we live is Salem just an hour away.

Hilary March 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Gimme gimme!!

Natalia March 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Ahhh! I would absolutely love to go to this conference! I live in BC but I was thinking of going to Portland for my 21st birthday this summer :) I’ve been dying to go there because of their well-known vegan friendly environment!!! plus, who doesn’t love a wellness conference?! Thanks!

Sonnet March 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I would love to be able to go! The first one was amazing, but money’s been tight so I wasn’t able to buy a ticket this round. Maybe this is my chance! Thanks Angela!

Gigi March 11, 2013 at 12:12 am

I am in the process of making the big switch to vegan and could use some help! I would love to attend and learn more about this way of eating, especially to learn healthy meals for my family (I have four boys 6 and under).

Caroline Da Costa March 11, 2013 at 12:28 am

I arrived in Canada today and will have six months to travel around. Just checked that portland isn’t that far from BC (where i am living) so it would be an amazing opportunity to attend such an event that i would never had back home. Crossed my fingers!

Jessica March 11, 2013 at 12:35 am

Holy batman!!! I’m in Seattle, went to college in Portland, and would be there in a heartbeat!! (I could do some pretty exciting live tweeting for Grace :) thanks so much for the chance!!

Hannah March 11, 2013 at 12:41 am

I would love to have the opportunity to go to the conference. I just go my passport too! Thank you very much.
Hannah

Taryn York March 11, 2013 at 12:45 am

This is so awesome!! I was just looking into going to this a few days ago but couldn’t afford it I would love to win the tickets!!! Im a brand new vegan and it would be amazing to learn the vegan way :)

Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 1:02 am

The conference would be awesome! I would love to go!

JennF March 11, 2013 at 7:38 am

I’ve wanted to visit Portland for so long! Going to the conference would be an added bonus!

Kate March 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

I’ll be moving to Portland this fall, and I’ve been looking for a good excuse to visit this spring in order to check out the town. I’d love to go to the conference and make it a joint-purpose trip. :)

Aimee Duvall March 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

This would be awesome! My husband and I just made the switch to eating vegan and I think this conference would be very informative. Thanks for the chance to go.

Ashley Arthur March 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Pick me please!! I’m a newbie vegan (for about 10 months now) and am still learning about veganism and taking everything in like a sponge! I live in SC and don’t get out much so this would be a great opportunity for me to explore a new piece of the world while expanding my vegan horizons. Also, not sure if you know much about SC but the vegan options here are more than slightly lacking so it would be wonderful to spend some time in a vegan friendly environment with like-minded people!

Virginia Edwards March 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I live in Portland and so so so want to go!! :)

Lana March 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

This would be a wonderful experience! I would LOVE to attend this conference!!!

Angie March 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I would love love love to attend!

Jade March 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I’d really enjoy attending this conference. Thanks for the opportunity to win a ticket!

Kathy March 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

As a person who is trying to turn her health around and feels like going vegan would be the smartest route – I would love to attend this conference to kickstart my road to better health.
Thanks!

laura March 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Would love to attend.

Marissa March 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I live in Portland and would love the opportunity to attend. This Spring marks my two year Veganniversary. It has been one of the best decisions of my life. Thank you for the great recipes; you have made going vegan so much easier.

There are so many great vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Portland that you will need to visit!

Kelly Winget March 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I would actually love to win this for my friend, who has been a vegan for two years, and in Portland for one. I think she would love this!

Michelle March 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I would love to attend this conference!! I live in Portland and am a mother of three young ones, so I can always use the latest info on raising a healthy vegan family. Thanks!

Melissa R March 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Oh wow! Fantastic giveaway and thanks to Grace! Very generous :)
I’d LOVE to go!! :D

Christy March 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

It would be quite an opportunity to attend this conference! Thanks for making this available to your readers:)

Juawana March 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I’ve recently starting contributing to a vegan blog and am hoping to attend the conference!

Lauren March 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Yay Vegan Conference!! How generous of your reader!! ;) I’d love to go… I was in Portland in the fall and I’d take any excuse to go back. Plus this is a super awesome pee your pants reason to go!

Rebecca March 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I would love to be to go to the conference and take my best friend for her birthday. We’ve been supporting each other on the journey into fitness and a vegan lifestyle for more than two years now. She’s been feeling pretty down lately and in bad need of some relaxation and fun. This would be the perfect gift and the best thing to look forward to. Just crossing my fingers!

Dawn DiSalvo March 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I would love to attend

[email protected] March 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I was looking at this online a few months ago!! I would love to attend this,
I think it would definitely benefit Zuzana and I with our Active Vegetarian website.
Not only from an education stand point but networking as well! Plus we live in Vancouver so it is near by :)
Thanks for the post!!!

[email protected] March 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Also would be inspiring/pleasure to meet you Angela!! ;)

Laura March 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

So generous of that sweet lady. Holy jeez, I hope I win! :)

Liv March 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I would love to be able to go to this! How thoughtful and generous of Grace to offer this up to your readers!

Jess March 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I’d love to attend the VVC– sounds like a great (and delicious!) experience!

Megan Kosse March 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I would absolutely love to go! This sounds like a wonderful experience!

Krystn March 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Would live to attend! Am so intrigued by the vegan lifestyle, and would love to learn more!

Sheila March 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Love your recipes! Would love to go to the conference!

Lauren B March 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Pick Me! Pick Me!

Mandie March 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I would love to go! Vegans Unite! :)

Gwen March 12, 2013 at 12:10 am

I would love to go. I live in Seattle and my brother lives in Portland. Great excuse to make the trek to visit! This would be so fun!

Carey March 12, 2013 at 12:29 am

Portland is such a great city. I would love to go back and go to the conference!

Austin Prohl March 12, 2013 at 7:31 am

Hey Angela! That Nut free pesto look utterly amazing! I’m thinking about taking that recipe and subbing the millet for quinoa. YUM! Anyhow, Spending 3 days at that conference and maybe meeting you in person would be an absolute dream come true!

~Austin

Teri March 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

I live just a few blocks from the Museum here in Portland and would LOVE to go! At the very least I’d love to meet up with you at the White Owl on Thursday night, if you are planning on going you will love it!. I’m a Vegan “Glutard” and they have no problem accommodating me – their Walnut-Beet burger is heaven but you can’t go wrong in this city. I am convinced that Portland has the BEST food in the US and beyond…fun, fun, fun!

Lisa March 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

I would love to attend this conference! I looked at going last year, but it didn’t fit into my schedule. What a great way to meet like-minded people and learn from others!

Lille March 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

oh wow that would be super awesome!! I’m going to be in Portland, OR for work around that time anyways :). It would be a perfect way to get the most out of my trip since I’m just starting to dip my toes in the vegan pool but already work in the fruits-vegs industry, lol.

katy March 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I live in Portland and I have a couple of friends who will be going to the conference, but I can’t afford it this year. Maybe this is my chance!

Kriss Young March 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I would absolutely LOVE to go to Vida Vegan Con. Since going vegan in January 2013, I’ve learned a lot and am so passionate about helping animals in any way that I can. So this experience will be so valuable to me, I know I still have a lot to learn.

Plus, I’ve never been to Portland, but I’d make the trip to go to this conference. I’ve heard it’s one of the most vegan-friendly cities out there! It would be a fantastic opportunity and a mini-break from wedding planning. Getting married at the end of June. :)

Jennifer March 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I would LOVE to attend!! Awesome giveaway!

Tyler C. March 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Even if I do not get the ticket I will try to attend. I live in portland, have gotten a few people into your website and the vegan culture, and super excited about this. Especially since I live in Portland! Hope I win the ticket and finally get ro meet you!

Margie March 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

As a new vegan working on starting a blog this would be a great opportunity! I would love to go to Portland for this event.

dianapantz March 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

this would be so awesome!
i lived in portland for a while [in minneapolis, now] & still have some amazing friends there.
oh goodness, yes please!!

Kate Edwards March 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I am dying to go to this conference! I am a college student and will be pursuing a master’s degree in nursing in the fall, then plan to use my passion for well-being and plant-based nutrition to help other people improve their own health!

Patsy March 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm

If the contest is still open, please count me in. Thanks to both you & Grace!

Caylan March 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I live in Portland area!
Would love to go!!!!!!!

Ronit March 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

This sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the opportunity
:)

Haley March 13, 2013 at 12:46 am

This sounds so amazing! I began my vegan lifestyle two months ago, I finally decided to give it to myself for my birthday! I absolutely love it and your blog. I’m such a happy vegan now :) I would loveee to go, thanks so much for everything you do Angela!

-Haley

Eric March 13, 2013 at 1:20 am

Would love to attend and go to Portland! I would be visiting from Florida

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