About Me

Waz Wu, Vegan Blogger in Portland


Hi, I’m Waz — a content creator, food blogger, and cat lady in Portland, Oregon. I feature all things vegan, including restaurants, yummy recipes, plant-based living, and local events. I also launched Veganizer PDX and contribute to Eater PDX.

I discovered my love for food while working in advertising for the wine industry. As an architect turned graphic designer, storytelling has always been a passion of mine, and I believe the greatest stories are told through food or over a delicious meal. Previously known as Let’s Nom Nom, this blog began as a way to journal the dining scene when I moved to New York City in 2011. At home, I enjoy creating approachable recipes and veganizing classic dishes. Mac & cheese is my signature dish, but ramen and pizza will always have a special place in my heart.

Prior to Portland, I’ve lived in New York City, Berkeley, Pittsburgh, Copenhagen, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. I enjoy scoping vegan-friendly restaurants and sharing snapshots of my adventures when I travel.

This is not a strictly vegan blog as you’ll find old posts back when I still ate meat if you dig back far enough. This blog has followed me on my journey from omnivore to vegetarian to vegan. The more I learned about where our food comes from, the more I realized that I no longer wanted to consume animal products. A vegan lifestyle is healthier and kinder to my body, to the animals, and to the environment. I believe the best way to promote veganism is by raising awareness of the positives of the lifestyle and by celebrating great food that just happens to be vegan. Although I am passionate about veganism, we won’t make any progress by isolating ourselves from those who see things differently¬† or by judging others for not being vegan enough. A little bit of patience and compassion goes a long way.

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Featured In

Seattle Times – Is Portland America’s most vegan-friendly city? Our travel writer wandered down to find out
KOIN – Veganizer Muffulettas at Rally Pizza (video)
Herbivore Clothing – The Vegan High Five! (newsletter)
FINEX – Vegan Mac & Cheese Cooking Demo (video)
The Four Top – Ep 78: Why Veganism Matters Now
OPB – Why Veganism Matters Now
Peta – Vegan Meat Brands That Are Changing Everything (photo)
Willamette Week – Five Popups To Eat At This Summer
Culinary Fight Club – Judging Panel at Vegan Blended Burger Battle
KATU – DIY Vegan Charcuterie Boards
KGW News – Veganizer Dumpling Popup at Feastly
KGW News – Veganizer Helps Restaurants Go Vegan
Portland Cider – People’s Choice at Willamette Week Beer & Cider Pro/Am
Eater PDX – The Hottest Popups in Portland Right Now
My Darling Vegan – Ep 2: Red Sauce Pizza Goes Vegan with Veganizer’s Waz Wu
Vegan Mac Smackdown – Judging Panel at Green Acres’ Vegan Mac Smackdown
Aria Gin – Seasonal cocktail named Waz Collins
Vegan Iron Chef – Ep 6: Waz Wu of Veganizer PDX
Peta – Brooklyn Gets Its First All-Vegan Pizzeria (photo)


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