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

The Heated Details of Loyly's New Northeast Location

The popular Scandinavian-style sauna retreat opens a second location off of Northeast Fremont, with double the sauna space and a refreshing cold shower room.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/10/2015
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TREAT YO SELF

Inside NW Portland's New Holistic Med Spa and Wellness Center

Santé Aesthetics & Wellness offers an upgrade to Portland's soaking, sauna, and holistic healthcare options.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/09/2015
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THE GRAPEVINE

Popping the Cork on Oregon's Latest Wine News

Cafe Castagna's flat-price wine list, new winemaking facilities in the valley, events worth toasting, and Oregon's latest AVA

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/05/2015
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GEAR UP

Health Gadgets, from the Goofy to Gotta-Have

Oregon-made fitness and sleep trackers, the ultimate standing desk mat, and...faux yoga mat bag beer coolers?

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/04/2015
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NORTHWEST EVENTS

Whale Watching Week Returns on the Oregon Coast

Spring Whale Watching Week (March 21-28) will draw gray whale lovers to dozens of locations up and down the Oregon coast.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/04/2015
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FARM FRESH

Find Your Farming Soulmate at the CSA Share Fair

The free fete includes chef demos, cookbook swaps, tastings, kids’ games, and 30+ farms to choose from.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 03/04/2015
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GOOD EATS

Gluten-Free Pie for Pi Day: 3.14.15

This year, math lovers and gluten-fre pie geeks can join forces for Pi Day on March 14, 2015—bonus points for celebrating at 9:26 am or pm!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/03/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

Pollo Norte's Irresistible Rotisserie Renaissance

A new Mexico-City style chicken shack is heating up Northeast Portland.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/02/2015
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NATURAL PATH

Taking Care Portland Creates a World of Wellness for Cancer Survivors

Combining sound therapy with massage, acupuncture, and healing foods, this local nonprofit delivers donation-based healing for life.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/26/2015
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TREAT YO SELF

3 Portland-Made Wellness Gift Boxes

From monthly samples of skincare and healthy snacks to a one-of-a-kind sauna special, these gift boxes are perfect for some late-winter self love.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/26/2015
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HEALTHY HOME

One Local Company Blends Soy Candles with Design-Savvy Chic

With roots in Latvian folklore, Munio Candela's beautiful candles fend off the winter darkness with eco-friendly ingredients.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/26/2015
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HIT LIST

8 Perfectly Portland Probiotic Products

Local finds to stock your fermented pantry—plus a chance to win some free cultured goodies from Nancy's.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/25/2015
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FIT CITY

Pro Pedalers Answer Your Burning Indoor Cycling Questions

Heading to your first indoor cycling class? Here's what to expect—and how to troubleshoot some common newbie issues.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/25/2015
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FOOD FINDER

Inside Woodstock's Fishermen-Owned Portland Fish Market

This wild-only fish market offers house smoked sriracha tuna, fresh-from-the-water fish, and all the ingredients necessary for a surf-centered meal.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/25/2015
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GOOD EATS

Locally Sourced, Healthy Meals... Delivered!

We tested out five ways to help you get healthy meals on your table for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—even during life's most hectic times.

  • By Allison Jones and Molly Woodstock
  • Published 02/24/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Best Bets for Portland Dining Month

The tastiest-looking menus for the city’s budget-friendly dining month.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/24/2015
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BODY TALK

Boost Your Immune System with 3 Powerful Plants

Tired of dealing with the late-winter sniffles? Meet your new best friends: elderberry, reishi mushroom, and echinacea purpurea.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/24/2015
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BODY TALK

Banish Post-Gym Breakouts with 5 Sweat-Friendly Skincare Tips

A local skin-care expert shares her tried-and-true methods for avoiding workout-induced blemishes.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/24/2015
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GEAR UP

Northwest-Designed Sports Bras We're Loving Right Now

Whether you need some light lift during your downward dog or extreme support for a half marathon, these bras won't let you (or the girls) down.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 02/19/2015
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FARM FRESH

'Tis the Season to Sign Up for 2015 CSA Shares

Whether you want produce for the year or just the summer season, veg out on these local farm share options.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 02/18/2015
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