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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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Pizza Social at Ned Ludd

The wood-fired eatery’s much beloved pizza Mondays have blossomed into chef collaborations, with Portland’s best pie slingers and avant-thinkers making guest appearances.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/28/2015
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SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015
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TROPHY CASE

Portland Chefs Share Why Their Favorite Knives are a Cut Above

5 local kitchen legends reveal their collective crush on the new Portland Knife House

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/24/2015
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THE OLYMPIANS

Olympia Provisions Takes Over the World

With an eye-popping new cookbook, Portland's own meat makers bring a rare cosmopolitan food experience to the table.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/24/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Bit House Saloon is Shaking Up Portland's Best Summer Cocktails

A new Central Eastside watering hole crafts stellar, fancy-free cocktails.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/21/2015
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TREND WATCH

Are Tomato Leaves Portland’s Hottest New Ingredient?

The fragrant nightshade greenery is popping up all over the city. We’ve got the scoop on where to find it.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/13/2015
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FOOD NEWS

Salt & Straw Expands Its Los Angeles Empire

The enterprising ice cream thinkers open two new locations: one in Abbot Kinney, another in the Arts District

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/10/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Bon App Loves PDX; Oregon Cheeses Win Big

Kachka and Milk Glass Market make the Top 50 from Bon Appétit and local cheeses blow away the competition at the American Cheese Society competition.

  • By Katie Vaughan and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/07/2015
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MUSIC FESTIVAL

Recapping Pickathon 2015—in Photos!

From a soulful Leon Bridges to Sinkane's sweaty psychadelia; from tUnE-yArDs' heart-pounding hypnotism to JD McPerson's retro rockabilly, Pickathon filled our ears, souls—and bellies—with delights. And we've got the pics to prove it.

  • By Samuel Hunt, Andrea Tomasi, Brendan Duggan, Amy Martin, Allison Jones, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/03/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Ataula Owners to Open a Paella Restaurant and Churros Bar

The masterminds behind Portland’s popular Spanish eatery will launch two projects: Chesa and 180, both on Northeast Broadway.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 07/31/2015
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BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Ramen Spot, Marukin, to Open Inside Pine Street Market

The upcoming food hall adds a reputable Japanese noodle name to its roster.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/29/2015
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including wild game at Lardo, free hot dogs, and Peruvian Independence Day celebrations galore.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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GOOD EATS

Where to Eat and Shop for Indian Food in Beaverton

A look at the metro area's standout Indian markets and eateries—and why they all lie west of Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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RAINMAKER

How the Clymb is Changing the Rugged Outdoor Gear Market

Portland's breakout online fitness and adventure retailer offers top gear at huge discounts.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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RECIPE

4 Frozen Fruit Popsicle Recipes to Help You Beat the Heat

A Northwest take on Mexican paletas keeps your picnic super cool.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Mt Hood Territory

Picture-perfect meadows, ripe huckleberries, alpine lakes, and the country’s longest network of mountain-bike-specific trails on federal land await your muddy boots.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Inside Burrasca's New Brick-and-Mortar

The former Florentine food cart opens its doors on Southeast Clinton.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/14/2015
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GET OUT

Gear Up with Our Gallery of Local Outdoor Toys and Tech

Outfit your summer adventures with handsome boots, go-anywhere meals, and the one tent to rule them all.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/13/2015
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GOOD EATS

3 Ways to Make the Most of Oregon's Summer Tomato Bounty

Those heirloom beauties deserve a better end than a humble sandwich slice.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/13/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy’s Providore Market

Pastawork’s new food lover’s emporium will open in October with Flying Fish seafood and sit-down dining.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/07/2015
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