Associate Food Editor

Benjamin Tepler edits Portland Monthly’s Savor recipe column, manages the Eat Beat blog, and writes across various departments, with a peculiar interest in Oregon-based entrepreneurial success stories, like Jacobsen Salt, Steven Smith Tea, and Kinfolk magazine. He splits his time 50/50 as the Associate Editor of Sagacity Media’s Custom division, writing and editing for their manifold publications. 

The New York native and Oberlin College graduate joined Portland Monthly in 2010, equipped with a culinary degree and a failed career in marine biology. To counter-balance his high-caloric diet, Benjamin spends his free time running, hiking, and climbing up Oregon’s various peaks. 

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FIT CITY

Gym Spotlight: Müv Training Portland

If your workout routines tend to get stale quickly, mix it up with Müv’s multitude of classes.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 01/27/2016

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Stout Month Returns, Acadia Celebrates Mardi Gras, and More Portland Food Events

... including traditional song and dance at Las Primas, Base Camp's Collabofest, and a Korean bo ssam pop-up from Meadowlark.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Hot Cups for Cold Days

From chai to hot buttered rum, we’ve got the liquid cure for whatever ails you.

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Taste-Testing Portland’s Pho Kings

We slurped bowls from a handful of the city’s most beloved neighborhood pho spots. Here are this winter’s essential beef noodle soups.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe

Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

RECIPE

A Taste of True Catalan Comfort

Spanish Modernist Jose Chesa shares a recipe from his chocolate-fueled childhood.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From poke bowls at World Foods to fried chicken at Dub’s St. Johns, these are the things you must consume immediately.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 01/20/2016

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Le Vieux to shutter, elite Tokyo Ramen comes to Portland, and Park Kitchen eliminates tipping.

  • By Alex Keith
  • Published 01/18/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Portland’s Din Din Will Close in February

Courtney Sproule is hanging up her apron for now. We’ll miss her unusual blend of French cooking, seasonal intensity and changing monthly décor.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/18/2016

FORECASTING 2016

We Predict: Portland’s Best Restaurants 2016

A charcoal-fired paella restaurant, a Southern Thai curry house, the city’s first food hall, and bold new small plates compete to be Portland’s next great breakout.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/13/2016

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Top Picks for Chefs Week PDX

The third-annual food festival from Top Chef front-runner Gregory Gourdet is bigger and more star-studded than ever.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/12/2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Early Slurps at Olympia Oyster Bar

The latest addition to Portland’s oyster scene brings cocktail talent and gussied bivalves.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/06/2016

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Biggest Openings and Closures of 2015

The Eat Beat team examines the year in Portland restaurants.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/28/2015

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spielman Bagels Expands to Northwest Portland

The local bagelmeisters will open a third location on NW Lovejoy.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/22/2015

EAT THIS NOW

Mussels and Fries Take the Spotlight at La Moule

At St. Jack’s new sister spot, Belgian tradition meets Portland cocktail bar.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/21/2015

RECIPE

Raclette Your Way to a Happy New Year

The secret to a delicious winter dinner party is fondue’s cousin: ooey-gooey Alpine raclette.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/21/2015

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

  • By Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/21/2015

READ 'EM AND EAT

The Best Local Cookbooks of 2015

From groundbreaking charcuterie tomes to giftable picnic handbooks, these are the year’s must-read Portland recipe collections.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/15/2015

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

Are You a Real Portlander?

Have you sprinted up Tabor? Gone commando at the World Naked Bike Ride? Consumed *all* the beer? Take our quiz to find out if you’re (nearly) native—or just got off the bus.

  • By Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/11/2015
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