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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ROUNDUP

Willy Wonka’s Got Nothing on Quin Candy

Trick or treat! Jami Curl re-imagines childhood classics with Northwest flavors, while keeping the nostalgia intact.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/26/2014

BREAKING NEWS

Boke Bowl Does Brunch, Dim Sum Style

Boke Bowl West announces new weekend morning program with an eye for bao, dumplings, and potstickers.

  • By Anna Loh and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/25/2014

FEAST PDX INTERVIEWS

Q&A: Alma’s Ari Taymor

On the eve of Feast, L.A.'s Alma star talks pop-ups (what else!?), cooking with rose petals, and his top PDX dining spots.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/16/2014

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Early Cuts at Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

The lauded Bend meat purveyor’s first Portland restaurant needs less sauce and more meat.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/08/2014

OPENING WATCH

Palace Cakes Now Open Downtown

Two Tarts owner Elizabeth Beekley launches her by-the-slice cake operation.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/03/2014

INTRODUCING

Stammtisch Nails Nostalgic German Nosh

With a geeky Euro beer list and Bavarian pretzels, Prost crew gives PDX a new German lesson.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2014

RECIPE

DIY Pine Gravlax for a Very Local Brunch

Holdfast’s Will Preisch makes the most of this year’s record-breaking salmon run.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2014

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

How Viridian Farms Transformed Portland Menus

Thanks to a blend of Old World evangelism and Portland taste, this Spain-loving couple has become a bellwether of local food culture.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2014

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

The New Portland Pantry

14 Oregon-made kitchen cabinet essentials, from guajillo chile oil and spicy Thai peanut butter to marionberry espresso jam and addictive granola.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2014

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

Eastern Oregon's Farm-to-Table Lostine Tavern

Why did locavore crusader Lynne Curry open a standout eatery in a one-horse town on the way to the Wallowa Mountains?

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2014

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

Five New Farmers Market Food Stars

Introducing a handful of upstart hotshots making waves at Portland area farmers market this season—and where to find them

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2014

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

  • By Sarah Richards, Caleb Diehl, Nicole Cordier, Maya Seaman, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

A Full Week of Portland-Area Farmers Markets

Because not every day is Saturday, we’ve compiled a handy hypothetical planner for enjoying local market bounty seven days a week.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2014

OPENING WATCH

The People’s Pig Puts Down Roots

One of Portland’s best food carts turns to barbecue for its brick-and-mortar.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/08/2014

OPINION

Has the Food Cart Bubble Burst?

Why Portland’s ever-growing cart scene is a double-edged sword.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/05/2014

EAT THIS NOW

Portland Taquerias' Top Tacos

Three cantinas stoking our hand-held cravings this summer (plus plenty of drinks to wash down the spice)

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/01/2014

RECIPES

3 Fresh Ways to Use Heirloom Tomatoes

Make the most of Oregon’s summer tomato bounty in these new spins on seasonal salads and chilled soup.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/01/2014

GET OUT

Coast Camping at Second Beach

Head to Washington's wild Olympic Coast for some of the best oceanside accommodations in the Northwest.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/29/2014

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Swank & Swine, Daniel Mondok’s Next Act

The celebrated Sel Gris chef returns to Portland’s restaurant arena with mixed results.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/22/2014

RECIPE

A Kure for the Common Smoothie

The Extra Mile, a perennial customer favorite, tastes like dessert but is packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/22/2014
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