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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GOOD EATS

Tomatoes and Melon: A Gazpacho Match Made in Farmers Market Heaven

A cool, bright bowl of high-summer bounty is waiting to make friends with your blender.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/26/2015
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SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015
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GOOD EATS

The Trending Smoothie Ingredient that Could Boost Your Libido (and More)

Local nutrition experts weigh in on the potential benefits of maca—and we round up a few places to try it for yourself.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/21/2015
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COMEDY

6 Acts We're Excited to See at the Stumptown Improv Festival

Smart, spontaneous, surprising, spoofy, and bound to sell out, this weekend's fest draws improv acts from Los Angeles to New York to share the stage with local talent. Here's who we're ready to laugh at.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/12/2015
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GOOD EATS

2 Crazy Delicious New Ways to Make Corn on the Cob

Move beyond butter with a pair of creative recipes for the summer staple.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/11/2015
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FOOD NEWS

Salt & Straw Expands Its Los Angeles Empire

The enterprising ice cream thinkers open two new locations: one in Abbot Kinney, another in the Arts District

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/10/2015
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BODY TALK

Stock Up on Natural Beauty Products at Pacifica's Summer Warehouse Sale

The local beauty company is opening its doors August 14-16 with up to 90% off perfumes, soy candles, makeup, skin care, and more.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/07/2015
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GOOD EATS

What Are the Next Big Trends in Smoothies and Juice?

We asked Portland's juice bar professionals to share their take on what's on the horizon of healthy sipping.

  • By Molly Woodstock and Allison Jones
  • Published 08/07/2015
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GOOD EATS

So What's the Deal with Bone Broth, Anyway?

With the opening of Portland's first bone broth bar, we ask the question on everyone's mind: isn't that just soup without stuff in it?

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/06/2015
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OPENING WATCH

New Seasons Slabtown Opens in Northwest Portland

The supermarket opens the doors of its first store in the quadrant with free food, ice cream, and more.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/04/2015
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including free bone broth, free bread, $1 oysters, and the North American Organic Brewers Festival.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 08/04/2015
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MUSIC FESTIVAL

Recapping Pickathon 2015—in Photos!

From a soulful Leon Bridges to Sinkane's sweaty psychadelia; from tUnE-yArDs' heart-pounding hypnotism to JD McPerson's retro rockabilly, Pickathon filled our ears, souls—and bellies—with delights. And we've got the pics to prove it.

  • By Samuel Hunt, Andrea Tomasi, Brendan Duggan, Amy Martin, Allison Jones, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/03/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Portland’s Little Big Burger Sold to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

Local burger barons Micah Camden and Katie Poppe sell their popular chain to focus on their other popular chain—Blue Star Donuts.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/03/2015
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FIT CITY

Barre3 in the Park Returns for Another Round of Outdoor Workouts

Join hundreds of barre enthusiasts at the Fields Park for a free weekend workout. Up an inch, down an inch, up an inch. . .in the great outdoors!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/29/2015
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GOOD EATS

Kure's West End Location Will Debut with New Menu of Salads, Soups, and Macro Bowls

Come September, Portlanders hungry for a healthy hot lunch (in addition to their favorite green smoothies) will have another option, thanks to a new model from the veteran juice pushers.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/29/2015
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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 Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, Allison Jones, and Brian Barker
  • 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 Fiona McCann and Allison Jones
  • 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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