Associate Editor

Benjamin Tepler edits Portland Monthly’s Eat & Drink section, 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

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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Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: September 22-29

Spicy, funky eats at Straits Kitchen, “Kimchiladas” at Han Oak, and Haitian xurros at 180 are your required eating and drinking for the week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 09/22/2016

Eat Here Now

In Portland’s Poke Wars, Which Bowl Reigns Supreme?

The Hawaiian raw seafood trend has finally arrived. We size up three contenders.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/13/2016

Recipe

How to Make Naomi Pomeroy’s Ballsy French Onion Soup

The Beast chef’s debut cookbook—featuring this impossibly rich umami bomb—blends self-taught Francophile sensibilities with bold tweaks.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/13/2016

Food Event Spotlight

Feast—Portland’s Biggest, Baddest Food Fest—Happens This Week

Wondering what all those bloated, barbecue smoke-steeped out-of-towners are up to? Check it out.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/12/2016

News To Chew

Pok Pok Wing to Open on Milwaukie Ave, Aviary Chef to Launch Soup Dumpling Spot, Plus More PDX Food News

… including Pizza Jerk’s reopening, the Parish’s shuttering, and Dame’s first week.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/12/2016

Weekly Planner

Artigiano Does Sicilian, Ippai Cooks the Harvest, and More Portland Food Events

… including the Fresh Hop Beer Fest, a special dinner at Fukami sushi, and a Broth Bar ramen collaboration.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/06/2016

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Aug 31–Sept 7

Bierwurst at Wursthaus, neighborhood brunches at Accanto and Americano, and more poke—here's your required eating for the week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 08/31/2016

Opening Watch

Natural Wine-Focused Restaurant Dame to Open Sept 14

We’ve got a first look at the NE Killingsworth restaurant from Ava Gene’s wine star Dana Frank.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/30/2016

Food News

'Inauthentic Asian' Restaurant Smallwares to Close

The celebrated, innovative Beaumont eatery that took taboo Asian fusion in a bold new direction will call it quits September 24.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/29/2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Poke Party at Bamboo Annex

The sustainable sushi spot turns to the trendy Hawaiian staple.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/17/2016

EAT THIS NOW

Pastrami Zombie’s Wet, Hot, Smoked Reuben

Portland’s cart version of Ashland’s cult-worshipped Sammich serves up a magical Montreal-style sandwich.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/15/2016

PORTLAND PANTRY

Portland’s Ultimate Locavore Larder

It’s a golden age for delicious, locally made (or internationally procured) foodstuffs. Stock up.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/15/2016

WHAT WE ATE

Portland’s Restaurant History: The People, Places, and Plates That Set Our City’s Epic Table

How did we conquer the food world? We chronicle more than a century of Portland dining.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Michael Zusman, Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016

RECIPES

Eight Classic Portland Recipes, 1932 to Now

From Henry Thiele’s German pancakes to Lucy Brennan’s avocado daiquiri, here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland history.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016

BREAKING NEWS

The Inside Scoop on Upcoming Korean Spot Revelry

Eat Beat has the first look and menu details at Revelry, a new restaurant from Seattle superstars Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/08/2016

Breaking News

Backyard Social Opening in Old Hop & Vine Space

The beloved restaurant, bottle shop, and outdoor dining space on N Killingsworth will be reborn thanks to its employees.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/28/2016

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: July 27–Aug 3

Sustainable poke at Bamboo Sushi Annex, the city’s first Burmese food cart, and tacos galore are your required eating right now.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 07/27/2016

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week: July 20-27

Al pastor tacos at Tight Tacos, boozy Sloshy Pops at New Deal, and playful cocktails at Tastebud are your required eating and drinking for the week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 07/20/2016

Restaurant and Bar Updates

PREAM, Muselet, and the Bent Brick Call It Quits, Plus More PDX Food News

… including a flashy Ava Gene’s acquisition and Pickathon’s new dinner series.

  • By Michelle Porter
  • Published 07/18/2016

RECIPES

Move Over, Gazpacho: This Summer Is All about Garlic Almond Soup

Here’s how to prepare Olympia Provisions’ silky-smooth, sherry-revved, garlic-forward sipper.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/12/2016
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