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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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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GOOD EATS

Kick Your Spring Cold with this Herb & Nettle Soup

Get wild and heal what ails you with this nutrient-packed spring ingredient—once you get over your fears.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/02/2015
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GET FIT

Kickstart Your Spring Cycling with a Personalized Bike Fitting

One physical therapist's campaign to get you back in the saddle

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/02/2015
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BEST BRUNCH 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Brunch

Hungry for brunch? We've got the details—from wait times to must-order dishes—for 55 of our favorites.

  • By Molly Woodstock and Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/01/2015
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FIT CITY

Personal Training VS Small Group Training: Which One is For You?

It all comes down to your goals—and what motivates you to get moving!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/26/2015
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OM BASE

A New Wave of Innovative Yoga Pants

These days, hard-training yogis are demanding more of their pants than stretchy fabrics and un-see-through-ness. We take a look at 8 new developments in the rapidly growing market.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/25/2015
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GET OUT

The Balance Calendar—PDX Fitness and Health Events

Take care of your skin, find out what to eat to fuel your fitness goals, and relax with a monthly restorative yoga retreat!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/23/2015
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HIT LIST

The Best Local Alternative Nut Butters

We taste-tested the incredible bounty of fresh non-peanut butters available and found a few new favorites.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/23/2015
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MARKET WATCH

3 Creative New Things to Do With Rhubarb

From breakfast bowls to cocktails, we give you plenty of ways to use spring's first "fruit."

  • By Lauren Chandler and Allison Jones
  • Published 03/23/2015
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GOOD EATS

Make One of Bluehour's Fanciful Spring Dishes at Home

Every diet needs a bit of balance! Here, chef Kyo Koo shares his recipe for “Spot Prawns in a Spring Garden” with tons of veggies and gluten-free crunch.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/18/2015
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BODY TALK

Where to Shop for Green Beauty Products in PDX

Searching for organic makeup and skin care? We've got a few favorites to share.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/17/2015
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BODY TALK

10 Artisan Apothecaries Grown in Portland

These local companies use essential oils and natural ingredients to craft everything from bath salts and beauty balms to bug sprays and tattoo cream.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/16/2015
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Glyph Cafe Puts Art On the Walls, Tables, and Plates

On the first floor of PNCA's ArtHouse, a room with a view offers gorgeous (and affordable) composed plates with a side of gallery chic.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/12/2015
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GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Field & Vine’s Dinner at SE Wine Collective

The third annual lineup of farm dinners from chef Pascal Chureau has been released, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to the kick-off on March 24.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/10/2015
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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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