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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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Portland Monthly’s Beer n’ Burgers

Portland Monthly’s annual summer competition continues the search for the best burgers in the city.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/09/2011
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Portland Beer Week

The first annual Portland Beer Week brings even more craft beer goodness to summertime in Beervana.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/08/2011
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INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Thomas Boyce, Bluehour’s Big Catch

Thomas Boyce left fifteen years at one of LA’s biggest restaurants to start a new culinary adventure in Portland, and we’ve got the inside scoop.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/05/2011
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OPENING WATCH

Portland’s Bubbliest Bar

David Speer’s Champagne bar Ambonnay will bring the bubbly to Southeast’s Industrial District this October.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/04/2011
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INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Justin Woodward, Castagna’s new Leading Man

From sous chef to Top Gun at one of the most talked about restaurants in Portland, Justin Woodward is movin’ on up.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/03/2011
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Brunch on the Bridge 2011

Kick back and chow down at this year’s bigger, better PDX Bridge Festival Brunch on the Bridge.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/02/2011
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PDX ON TV

Gourdet Goes Extreme

Portland Chef Gregory Gourdet of Downtown’s Departure will be on Extreme Chefs this Thursday evening, and we’ve got the inside scoop.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/02/2011
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FOOD NEWS

Vino Paradiso becomes Coppia

The wine-loving Pearl District restaurant is relaunching as Coppia, with a renewed focus on pairing food and wine.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/01/2011
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Portland’s Next Dinner Party

Dishcrawl’s community-building progressive dinners are set to take over NE Alberta for a night of schmoozin’ and cruisin’ (with full bellie...

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/28/2011
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RESTAURANT OPENINGS

Eat Beat First Look: Trader Vic’s

Your exclusive first look inside the storied tiki destination’s new Pearl District location, offering a free $100 gift certificate to one of our readers.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/27/2011
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HAPPY HOUR OF THE WEEK

Moonshine at Sunshine Tavern

Sunshine Tavern’s late night happy hour brings satisfying treats to SE Division between 10 and 11 every night.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/26/2011
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Slideshow: Kenny and Zuke’s Pickle Throwdown

Ten local restaurants pickled everything from cucumbers and cauliflower to hot dogs and duck tongues for one wild event.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/25/2011
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DAY TRIPPER

Day Tripper: Hood River’s Beers and Berries

It’s possible to squeeze a relaxing vacation into a single day when one of Oregon’s most charming towns is a little more than an hour away from the city.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/22/2011
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MARKET EATS

Chef in the Market: Jeremy Eckel

Bar Avignon’s talented chef is next in the summer series of free cooking demonstrations at the PSU Portland Farmers’ Market.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/21/2011
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FOOD AND WINE EVENTS

Eat Beat Pre-IPNC Dinner Guide

Sure, tickets to the big weekend have been sold out for months, but there are plenty of opportunities to clink glasses at these pre-IPNC dinners and events.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/20/2011
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FOOD AND WINE EVENTS

Cool off with the Summer of Riesling

Several of Portland’s top restaurants are on a mission to get Riesling in your glass all summer long.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/19/2011
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FOODIE FREEBIES

Stuff Your Face…and your Bookshelf!

Snag a free copy of the book on the tip of everyone’s tongue, Jen Stevenson’s 100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/18/2011
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RESTAURANT OPENINGS

Eat Beat First Look: KASK

Your exclusive first look inside Christopher Israel’s new West End bar offering craft cocktails, local charcuterie, and a side of classic cool.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2011
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Community Rallies Around Aviary

Portland restaurants rise to the occasion to support newcomer Aviary after 4th of July Fire.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/12/2011
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FOODIE FREEBIES

Doug Fir Menu Revamp Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to try the Doug Fir’s new menu for free, plus two tickets to a show to make a night of it!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/11/2011
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