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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EAT HERE NOW

Lauretta Jean's: Biscuit Sandwich Heaven

With an expanded menu, Portland's premier pie shop emerges as Division's dessert destination, breakfast sandwich epicenter, and date night find.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/10/2013

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

A fond farewell to Township & Range and Trifecta's bakery, a hearty hello to Tilt and Clyde Common's new chef, and the rest of the week's hottest food world stories.

  • By Nathan Tucker, Molly Woodstock, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/10/2013

PITCH IN

Portland's Best Sandwich?

Attention sandwich citizens: In 2014, Portland Monthly will build the ultimate sandwich list, but we need your help!

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/05/2013

EAT THIS NOW

Doughnuts and Chai at Pip’s Original

A new neighborhood stronghold fries up tiny, irresistible doughnuts and blends custom chai.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/04/2013

EAT HERE NOW

Teote's Venezuelan Fire

Arepas, grilled meats, and mezcal form a new haven of vibrant Latin American flavors

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/02/2013

INTRODUCING

Classic Spanish Flavors at Ataula

Barcelona-born chef Jose Chesa brings the cuisine of Iberia to Northwest Portland

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/02/2013

SAVOR

The Missing Link

The ultimate holiday dessert in disguise? Chocolate salami. We share the recipe from Olympic Provisions, the sausage kings of Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/02/2013

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Burrasca’s Florentine Cart Cuisine

A Florentine native nails Tuscan classics for a shoestring budget.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/26/2013

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

PaaDee Owner to Open New Restaurant

Portland’s Thai ambassador Earl Ninsom launches his newest venture: an intimate, multi course, “old school” Thai eatery.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/19/2013

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Olympic Provisions to Publish Cookbook

The salami kings of Portland are teaming up with cookbook star Meredith Erickson for an as-yet-unnamed cookbook, due fall 2015.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/11/2013

INTERVIEW

Q&A: T Project Tea’s Teri Gelber

Portland’s newest tea missionary talks Stumptown’s tea history, 60’s music, and local collaborations.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/06/2013

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Wave of Portland Eating

Fall unleashes yet another surge of eating from notable names and one promising new arrival.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/01/2013

SAVOR

John Gorham's Fall Flavors

In his new cookbook, the Toro Bravo chef shares the recipe for his coveted harissa-stewed butternut squash.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/01/2013

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

Neighborhood Haunts

Trends can be tiring. Sometimes you just want to dine where everyone knows your name—and how you like your eggs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/01/2013

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Late Show

We get it: night owls need great food, too. Here are five sure-fire favorites (open until at least 1 am) when the drive-thru window just won't do.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/01/2013

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Multnomah Whiskey Library

A new drinking parlor ups the ante for sophisticated imbibing in Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/30/2013

ROUNDUP

Portland’s Best Hot Sauces

We tried nearly every hot sauce Portland has to offer…and lived to tell the tale.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/23/2013

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Benjamin Tepler, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/11/2013

OPENING WATCH

Inside Mex-Tex Cantina La Taq

Rodney Muirhead’s new watering hole and taqueria opened up shop this week, and we’ve got photos and first bites.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/09/2013

HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew

Multnomah Whiskey Library and La Taq open, Kevin Sandri leaves the Alberta St Pub, and more of the week's Portland food and drink news.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Allison Jones, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/09/2013
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