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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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 Mary Stutzman and Allison Jones
  • 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 Mary Stutzman and Allison Jones
  • Published 04/22/2015
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MARKET WATCH

Portland Farmers Market's New Vendors and Neighborhood Opening Dates

The 2015 market season is kicking into gear with eleven new faces and six neighborhood markets ready to set up shop in May and June.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/22/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Back to Eden Brings Food Cart “Cottage” to Southeast Portland

The local bakery will sell gluten-free and vegan treats at Tidbit Food Farm.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 04/13/2015
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Honey-themed brunch at Cocotte, Austrian wine dinners at Gruner, and food photography classes from the pros.

  • By Rachel Davidson
  • Published 04/08/2015
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FIT CITY

Can You Bellydance Your Way To Fitness?

A local bellydance pro and pilates teacher offers insight on the practice's inclusivity, sensuality, and physically transformative power.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/07/2015
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BODY TALK

How One Simple Tool Sets This Massage Treatment Apart From All Others

Local body work pro Vicki Seabrook harnesses inflatable balls to cure what ails you, from wrinkles to tendonitis.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/07/2015
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FIT CITY

Early Morning Exercise Tips from Portland Fitness Pros

Local trainers reveal their secrets for making good on your a.m. sweat commitments.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/03/2015
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OM BASE

Yoga Bhoga's Yogic Lore Mixes Storytelling with Movement

The studio manager of Southeast Portland's popular Yoga Bhoga uses stories of mythic deities, sages, and animals to guide her students deeper into their bodies and minds.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/02/2015
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