This November, Be Grateful for These Healthy Events

Make fire cider, learn to snowshoe, combat eating disorders with yoga, and choose between a turkey trot and a Tofurky trot.

By Tuck Woodstock November 4, 2015

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Learn to snowshoe this winter with a free class at REI.

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Eat Breathe Thrive
What: International speaker, author, and anorexia survivor Chelsea Roff visits Portland to explore yoga as a complementary treatment for disordered eating and negative body image. This three-day workshop teaches participants to use yogic techniques to track hunger and fullness and cope with emotions, among other skills.
When: November 6–8
Where: Yoga Pearl. 925 NW Davis
How much: $299 for the weekend. Register here.

Beat the Flu: A Class on Making Fire Cider
What: Give your immune system an extra boost this winter with this traditional remedy. Holistic nutritionist Teri Sprouse and fire brew maker Valerie Roth Schafer will teach attendees to make a powerful health tonic from a cornucopia of nutritious, natural ingredients.
When: November 8, 3 pm
Where: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy, 2912 N. Mississippi
How much: $40. Register here.

Trail Running Film Fest
What: Take a virtual tour through the terrains of Siberia, New Zealand, the PCT and more at this pioneering film festival, the first to be dedicated solely to trail running.
When: November 14, 6 pm
Where: Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St, Vancouver, WA
How much: $20. Buy tickets here.

Portland VegFest
What: Sample hundreds of healthy, plant-based snacks from dozens of local and national vendors at this 11th annual vegan celebration, open to herbivores and carnivores alike. Learn more from our event preview
When: November 14–15, 10 am–6 pm
Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd
How much: $8. Buy tickets here.

Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo
What: Gather the whole family for a pre-Thanksgiving jaunt through the Oregon Zoo and International Rose Test Garden. The four-mile course is untimed and opened to walkers and runners of all speeds and abilities. Expect plenty of animals, three fun kids’ events, and pumpkin pie at the finish line.
When: November 26, 8 am
Where: Oregon Zoo, 4033 SW Canyon Rd
How much: $30 per adult, $15 per child under 12. Register here

Tofurky Trot

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What: What better day than Thanksgiving to join forces with your fellow vegetarians? Celebrate the iconic tofu loaf on this 5K through Oaks Amusement Park, which promises tasty vegan snacks at the finish line and awards for best costume. Best of all, the event raises funds for several regional animal sanctuaries.
When: November 26, 9 am
Where: Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
How much: $30 per adult, $15 per child under 18. Register here.

Snowshoeing Basics
What: Learn all you need to know about snowshoeing technique and gear from experienced REI staff. You’ll be trekking through meadows of powder in no time!
When: November 30, 6 pm
Where: REI, 1405 NW Johnson
How much: Free! Reserve your spot here.

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