20 Responses to “Vida Vegan Con, or How I Walked 400 Miles Over Thirteen Bridges and Learned html”

  1. Jackie at Vegan Yack Attack May 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Definitely laughed at this recap. Super, duper thorough, with lots and lots of ?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!!!!!!!!11!! I would love to know which classes you thought were just “okay” or mediocre, though!

  2. luminousvegans May 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    What a great time. My only regret is not meeting enough bloggers and not being able to fit more food in mah belly!

  3. SpecialNeedsEater May 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    What kind of art did you see at that museum?

  4. fatgayvegan June 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Super rad recap of the weekend. You’re clearly a natural and deserved successor to Quarrygirl (with less profanity). I too found some of the sessions a little on the ‘not good enough’ side of the spectrum but, unlike your compassionate self, I spent any free time I had in Portland letting people know about it.

    • insufferablevegan June 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words and the QG mention! She will always be the champ.

  5. jesse.anne.o June 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    I fully enjoyed this recap and I think we liked all the same sessions (twinsies)! I haven’t written a speck of a word about VVC yet because I came back to a wall of work for 5 days and then left on another work trip. But I am still going to do it. There’s no expiration date on memories, right?

    I got the Boston Creme @ Voodoo and I wasn’t disappointed. That is the only donut I think I’d like there though. I remember buying 6 the first time I visited Portland and did not like all of them, that’s for sure. The same thing happened when I brought back ONE OF EACH vegan donut @ Ronald’s in Las Vegas. I seriously checked my bag so I could drag 2 pink Ronald’s boxes on the plane with me, with a layover, as a I watched the oil from Ronald’s donuts seep through the boxes. Every single passenger made the same stupid joke about eating all my donuts. (“They’re vegan, suckers! Who wants donuts nooooow?” I ate all the Boston Creme-like ones first and then we laboriously finished the rest. I had imagined a big donut party but I came back mid-week and the donut party never happened.

  6. jesse.anne.o June 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    Also consider that parenthesis closed.

    • insufferablevegan June 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

      I consider the parenthesis closed, but it doesn’t seem like it’ll be that easy to bring closure to the trauma of the never-materialized donut party.

      • jesse.anne.o June 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

        That’s basically the story of my life. No donut party ever.

  7. JL June 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I still cannot believe I met you!!! I think I squealed when I realized it was you! I enjoyed the con but did find the first one a bit stronger content-wise.

  8. Carmella Lanni-Giardina June 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Why am I only reading this not?!?! Great recap, and a great walk to The Sweet Hereafter we had! Also the cab ride was pretty funny, like we got a Portland version of Taxicab Confessions!

  9. J Vegan August 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    Awesome photos, would love to check out Vida Vegan Con sounds like fun! Oh, that Charlie Brown looks delicious!

  10. celestedimilla September 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Hey there! I just discovered your blog and wow – what a post! You’re so lucky you got to go to Vida Vegan Con! I hope to get to the next one – I’ve heard that it’s in two years. Great post! Celeste 🙂

  11. Sparky September 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    If we had *known* you were headed to Portland (ahem ahem), I would have told you to visit Back to Eden Bakery http://www.backtoedenbakery.com on Alberta Street. We used to visit them quite a bit, they have delicious vegan pastries and ice cream. I’m surprised they weren’t at Vida Vegan Con – or maybe I missed that in your post?

    So.. Vida Vegan Con. Is it like Comic Con where people dress up? Like Tofu Ninjas? Because I would do that.

    • insufferablevegan October 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

      Vegan Cosplay is a great idea! Or wait, maybe it’s a terrible idea! Either way, Back to Eden did have a small table one morning at a Vida Vegan Con breakfast — I think — and I ate some of their stuff but it was a very small part of a very large meal so it didn’t make a sizable impression. But next time I’m in Portland I’ll stop by!

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