Allison Jones serves as the magazine’s digital czar, which requires constant wrangling of Portland Monthly’s Facebook and Twitter presence, overseeing a handful vibrant blogs, and adding a health nut’s perspective to the magazine’s food, wine, and wellness coverage. She’s always good for a restaurant recommendation or a good-natured lecture on why you should be eating more sauerkraut. She is the power behind the magazine’s newest blog, the Balance, where she shares health tips, fitness trends, and the best gluten-free cupcakes.

Since joining the magazine in 2011, the California native and Reed College graduate has sipped her way through several years of Portland Monthly’s annual list of the 50 Best Oregon Wines, fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest’s farmers markets, bookstores, yoga studios, and hiking trails, and written over 1000 articles on regional edibles, potables, and a long list of things every Oregonian—native or new—must do.

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HEALTH NEWS

The New Zoom: An All-In-One Healthcare System or a Holistic Pipe Dream?

Zoom+ is rolling out an ambitious roster of new services, from kid's cooking classes to a brain game arcade to performance-tracking coaching for the athletes among us. But can it really deliver AND shake its reputation as a quick-stop doc service?

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/28/2015
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HAPPY TRAILS

Tips for Hiking with Kids from Real Portland Parents

"Everything will be fine as long as you keep in mind that children have no forethought or self-preservation skills."

  • By Brian Barker, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Kelly Clarke, and Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/28/2015
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FESTIVALS

The Ultimate Pickathon 2015 Playlist

Eighteen hours of music, 271 songs: That’s our Pickathon playlist to get you tuned up for the annual festival.

  • By Allison Jones and Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/27/2015
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GOOD EATS

Master the Art of the Super-Fresh Salad Roll

Savory or sweet, these handheld bundles of summer freshness are the perfect way to wrap up your favorite ingredients.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/27/2015
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FIT CITY

Gym Spotlight: RidePDX Amps Up the Competition

With blacklights and leaderboard-driven indoor cycling classes, this new South Waterfront studio wants to bring out the road racer in you.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/24/2015
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READ 'EM AND EAT

Local Beer Books are Invading Powell's in August

Get the scoop on which sudsy stars will be visiting Powell’s for book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/23/2015
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HEALTH INSPIRATION

Portland Health and Fitness Pros Share the One Piece of Advice that Changed Their Lives

Sometimes, good advice sticks with you forever. We tap the collected decades of Portland trainers, health coaches, and nutritionists for the advice that helped take their own personal transformations to the next level.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/20/2015
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HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking Along the Oregon Coast

From epic views and Hobbit trails to boardwalk biking and strolls through quaint seaside towns, the coast is calling.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/20/2015
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HIT LIST

Dipping into Portland's Best Guacamole

A blind tasting of two dozen avocado dips reveals that the city's best guacs are all about the details.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/20/2015
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GOOD EATS

Carioca Bowls Brings Acai Bliss and Donation-Based Yoga to NE Alberta

A new acai bowl player serves Alberta's hoppin' hood with a Brazilian fruit-powered menu, a hearty dose of meditation and asana, weekly Indian food dinners, and a true community vibe.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/14/2015
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HIT LIST

Portland’s Best French Fries

Portland Monthly staffers reveal their favorite spots for the deep-fried potato in honor of the national holiday.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 07/13/2015
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THE BALANCE

The Most Powerful Exercise Method You've Never Heard Of

Exploring the origins of Gyrotonic, and why it's thriving in Portland

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2015
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FIT CITY

The Portland Workout Playlist

Local songs to fuel your sweat sesh from start to finish

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2015
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FITNESS

Zen and the Art of 100-Mile Marathons

Portland's ultramarathon experts challenge doctors' advice to test their bodies' limits—and find a moving meditation in the long run.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2015
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BODY TALK

Beauty Queen, Beware: 3 Toxic Make-Up Ingredients to Avoid

One local skin-care pro reveals the baddies in your blush.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2015
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HEAL THYSELF

Grow Your Own Herbal First-Aid Kit

Five home-grown remedies to cure what ails you

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2015
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THE BALANCE

Hush Meditation's Next-Level Zen

A new meditation studio markets modernist tranquility and mental software upgrades.

  • By Allison Jones and Keegan Clements-Housser
  • Published 07/13/2015
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OM BASE

What to Expect (From Yoga) When You're Expecting

A local yoga pro reveals the benefits of prenatal yoga

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2015
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MUSIC

Heather Woods Broderick's Top Ten Portland Spots

Heather Woods Broderick's new album, Glider, may be informed by her life on the road but she hasn't lost her ties to Portland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/09/2015
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BODY TALK

Does Pacific Northwest Skin Have Special Needs?

Why the Portland-raised esthetician behind Partly Sunny skin care crafted a line specifically for Northwest faces.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/09/2015
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