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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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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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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Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy’s Providore Market

Pastawork’s new food lover’s emporium will open in October with Flying Fish seafood and sit-down dining.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/07/2015
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A Guide to Portland's Coolest Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Just in time for summer, let us direct your sweet tooth towards the city's vegan and dairy-free cold and creamy treats.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/01/2015
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A Monthly Delivery of Outdoor Gear for Summer Adventuring

Bend-based Cairn offers a new kind of subscription, sending a curated box of the latest outdoor products to your door.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/30/2015
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Self Care as Health Care: Three Local Beauty Experts Weigh In

A local hair stylist, esthetician, and spray tan expert share how skin and hair care can help battle illness and build up body image in vulnerable times.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/29/2015
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The Two Leading All-You-Can-Sweat Fitness Passports Have Joined Forces

This summer, the nationwide battle between unlimited workout apps FitMob and ClassPass has come to an end with a gym-goer's dream merger.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/26/2015
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This Small-Batch Portland Tea Company Wants You to Slow Down

Shake up your sip every few weeks with a subscription to Plum Deluxe tea company's small-batch, hand-blended tea of the month club.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/24/2015
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One Crafty Portlander is Taking Instagram Yoga Selfies to Another Level

Natasha Yeracaris, aka @mindfulfolks on Instagram, shakes up the yoga selfie genre with hand-drawn whimsy and a sense of peace.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/23/2015
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Where Portland Monthly Staffers Really Eat Lunch

Ever wonder where to grab a bite in the bustle of downtown Portland? We share our go-to lunch orders to help you wade through the sea of carts and delis.

  • By Portland Monthly Magazine and Allison Jones
  • Published 06/23/2015
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50 Creative Lemon Recipes for a Bold, Bright, and Citrusy Summer

Local author Ellen Jackson's new The Lemon Cookbook is a love song to the little yellow kitchen marvels.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/23/2015
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Andina Celebrates Cebiche Month with a Flight of Healthy, Fresh Dishes

To honor the celebrated Peruvian dish, the Pearl District mainstay offers three new takes on the classic.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/22/2015
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The Balance Calendar: Portland Health and Fitness Events

Yoga and hiking at local wineries, a creative summit wellness retreat, and a worldwide gathering of mind-body healing practitioners

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/10/2015
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Why Cashew Cream is Our New Snacking Obsession

Whole foods expert Lauren Chandler shares an easy and endlessly customizable recipe for a creamy treat that can go sweet or savory.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/10/2015
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Is this Stretch of Downtown Portland's Little Italy?

Two new Italian-leaning watering holes anchor a budding stretch of Southwest Morrison.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/09/2015
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Portland Chef Hat Bingo!

Spot these cool caps on each of your favorite Portland chefs—and snag one for yourself to up your kitchen style game.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/09/2015
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Orangetheory Fitness Arrives in Tigard with Heart Rate-Powered Workouts

5 questions for the owners of the burbs' newest sweat destination, combining treadmill sprints and rowing machines with circuit-style strength training.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/08/2015
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A Sweet, Soothing, and Natural Alternative to Waxing

Sugaring studios are popping up all around town, so we set out to see what the natural hair-removal technique is all about.

  • By Allison Jones and Rachel Davidson
  • Published 06/03/2015
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The Major Skin Care Mistake You're Making at the Gym

A Portland skin-care veteran wants to school you—and change your face forever.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/02/2015
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Grimm Star Claire Coffee's Pregnancy and New Mama Fitness Plan

We're bowing down in awe of the local actress's healthy attitude before and after giving birth to son Calvin.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/01/2015
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