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In the Beginning...

The whole vegan idea is actually a result of Katie reading the dieting book Skinny Bitch. Like a paperback boot camp, the book grabbed her and practically yelled the why's and how's of veganism in her face. Although it wasn't the gentlest introduction to the lifestyle, it sure worked. (This book was initially picked up as a joke, please do not suggest it to your grandmother, or anyone for that matter.)

About halfway through the book, her decision was made. She wanted to be a vegan. This was brought to my attention in the following conversation:

Katie: "I am going to be vegan now."

Brendan: "Um, ok."

After some further explanation and a little research on my part, I came up with three main reasons why people go vegan: animal welfare, health, and environmental sustainability. There are, of course, plenty of other reasons people choose a vegan lifestyle, but those three ideas are what we will focus on for our experiment.

In this blog, we will be looking at living vegan in the Portland area. Luckily, Portland is a city that is extremely friendly to the vegan community and will make our lives just a little bit easier. We will cover buying and eating vegan food, buying and wearing vegan clothing and shoes, and some of the facts and figures that we find along the way. Since we are not familiar with the vegan community, it will be a learning experience for us as well as those reading the blog.

Hopefully we all learn something and are better healthier people for it.



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