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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FIT CITY

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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DEEP STEEP

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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OM BASE

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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HIT LIST

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 Allison Jones and Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Published 06/23/2015
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GOOD EATS

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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GOOD EATS

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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HEALTHY EVENTS

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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GOOD EATS

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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EAT HERE NOW

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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TREND WATCH

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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GYM SPOTLIGHT

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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BODY TALK

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 Rachel Davidson and Allison Jones
  • Published 06/03/2015
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BODY TALK

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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HEALTH INSPIRATION

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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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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