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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Can You Guess Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year?

Our annual guide to the city’s best new restaurants, boldest chefs, and hottest trends will be revealed on Friday, October 9.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/07/2015
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Stumptown Coffee Sold to Peet’s Coffee & Tea

The San Francisco–based company will acquire Portland’s homegrown Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/06/2015
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The Design Elements that Make P.R.E.A.M. Portland's Most Stylish Pizza Parlour

The scrappy vision behind Brandon Gomez and Nicholas Ford's hip-hop inspired slice shop

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/05/2015
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Quin Candy to Open a Second Location and Release a Candy Cookbook

Portland’s queen of sweet, Jami Curl, expands with a new candy shop on SE 28th Avenue and an upcoming tome with Ten Speed Press.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/29/2015
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Q & A

Cathy Whims on a Decade at Nostrana

Portland’s doyenne of Italian cooking talks about working at Produce Row in the '70s, the long history of waiting in line for brunch, and what it means to be one of Hillary Clinton’s “culinary ambassadors.”

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/24/2015
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A Mussel Master Shares Three Recipes for the Savory Shells

La Moule's Aarom Barnett takes us on a world tour of shellfish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2015
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How to Bring Some Portland Style to Your Next Camping Adventure

Level up your camping trip with the newest finds from retro, pattern-happy Poler and sleek, lightweight Snowpeak—plus 6 more outdoor outfitters to get you out in style.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2015
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Besaw’s to Reopen in Northwest Portland

The cherished institution will relocate two blocks away, with a second restaurant in the works.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/18/2015
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How to Eat Your Way Through Portland's Newest Food Court, the Zipper

We chowed down inside NE Sandy’s new micro-restaurant complex. The consensus? Go for the falafel, stay for the whiskey.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/15/2015
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There's Still Time to Get Tickets to Feast’s Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting

Portland’s celebrated food and drink festival returns this weekend. Get last-minute tickets to Oregon Bounty, featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with Feast’s top chefs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/14/2015
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Power-Ranking Oregon’s Best Hummus

We sampled every locally made retail brand of the ubiquitous chickpea spread available in the state to uncover the best … and the worst.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/10/2015
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Damn Good Pie at Scottie’s Pizza Parlor on SE Division

A fresh pizzaiolo is making a name for himself with new-school pies and hand-pulled mozzarella.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/08/2015
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Despite a French Menu and Location Nostalgia, Renard is Not St. Jack

The storied corner restaurant's successor brings accessible, vanilla French to Clinton.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2015
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Stray Dogs Chef Team Reveals Restaurant Location

Peter Cho and Johnny Leach, the chef duo behind Stray Dogs and Stray Birds, ready for a tentative November opening.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/01/2015
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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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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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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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A First Look at the New Olympia Provisions Cookbook

Portland's own meat makers bring a rare cosmopolitan food experience to the table with an eye-popping collection of recipes, stories, and photographs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/24/2015
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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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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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