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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TREAT YO SELF

6 Stress Relief Tips from Portland's Ayurvedic Experts

Calm yourself with Ahara Rasa's lessons from the time-honored Indian "science of life."

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/27/2015
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TREAT YO SELF

Make the Most of Your Vacation Days with these Healthy Summer Adventures

Raft through Hells Canyon, indulge in a yoga and pilates retreat in Sonoma, or find your om in a vineyard—and dedicate this summer to your healthiest self.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/27/2015
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GEAR UP

BurnCycle Teams Up with Portland's Lady Bosses on Collaborative Swag

The popular indoor cycling studio is high-fiving other women-owned companies around town with tanks, bags, and more.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/26/2015
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GEAR UP

3 Local Bottle Companies Beg You to Ditch the Plastic

A new generation of locally made, reusable water bottles, growlers, and green-juice carriers adds bonus points to your daily H2O.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/26/2015
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FIT CITY

Portland Fitness Pros Share Their Post-Workout Snacks

Chocolate milk, curry, and shower smoothies? Trainers, gym owners, and all-around sweat fiends share their go-to refueling meals.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/21/2015
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GOOD EATS

Explore the New Carts at Alberta’s Paleo and Vegan-Friendly Pod

Tucked away in an Alberta alley awaits a trio of allergen-free food carts.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 05/14/2015
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GOOD EATS

Whole30's Real Food Expert Reveals Secrets to Diet Success

Melissa Hartwig ate her way through Portland and chatted with us about paleo desserts, her favorite cookbooks, and the 30 day plan that could change your life.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/14/2015
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HEALTH NEWS

Are You a Winter Person or a Summer Person? Your Genes May Hold the Answer

We round up the latest research, health news, and fitness tips to energize and inspire.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/12/2015
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HIGH SPIRITS

Bluehour Unveils a Behind-the-Bar Juicer for Veggie-Powered Cocktails

"Hey bartender, there's radish juice in my drink!"

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/12/2015
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BODY TALK

The User's Guide to Healthy Portland Beards

Freaked out by recent news of, um, less-than-appetizing beard bacteria? We've got your step-by-step local solution.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/07/2015
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THE GRAPEVINE

Oregon's 25 Best Wines Under $25: Call for Submissions

We’re looking for the 25 best budget-friendly wines in Oregon, but before our expert panel’s blind tasting can commence, we need your help!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/06/2015
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FIT CITY

Gym Spotlight: New Summit Fitness

A new Lake Oswego fitness studio offers Real Ryder "unstationary" cycling, lunchtime TRX bootcamps, and summer paddleboarding.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/05/2015
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HEALTH NEWS

Can Walking for Two Minutes Offset the Health Risks of Sitting All Day?

We round up the latest research, health news, and fitness tips to energize and inspire.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 05/01/2015
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GOOD EATS

Noraneko's Fried Chicken is Gluten Free—And Delicious

We tried out the healthier side of the menu at Biwa's sister restaurant under the Hawthorne bridge and found a few surprises.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/29/2015
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TREAT YO SELF

Mother's Day Spa Specials Around Portland

Whether you're pampering your mama, your baby mama, or yourself, local spas have you covered.

  • By Allison Jones and Mary Stutzman
  • Published 04/29/2015
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GOOD EATS

Why We Should All Be Eating More Seaweed

It's not just for sushi rolls, folks. We scope out dozens of ways to get more mineral-rich sea greens into your diet.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/28/2015
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GOOD EATS

Portland Gets Its First Dedicated Bone Broth Bar

Salt, Fire & Time's Tressa Yellig is ready to bring broth to the people with a chic location in Portland's Central Eastside.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/28/2015
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FEEL GOOD, DO GOOD

Loyly Sauna Will Donate Massage Proceeds to Nepal Quake Relief

Loyly is teaming up with local aid organization MercyCorps to support survivors of the recent 7.8 earthquake.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/27/2015
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FIT CITY

A Handful of New Fitness Studios Want to Inspire Your Workout

A popular Los Angeles fitness studio arrives in Portland, Lake Oswego's indoor cycling stars open a second location, plus new barre and belly dancing hot spots!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/23/2015
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GET OUT, GET HEALTHY

The Balance Calendar—PDX Fitness and Health Events

Barefoot hikes, post-race chocolate milk recovery, sound therapy, and food for fitness classes.

  • By Allison Jones and Mary Stutzman
  • Published 04/22/2015
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