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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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Pip’s Doughnut Bake Sale, Burnside Brewing’s 5th Anniversary, and More Portland Food Events

…including Stone Barn’s open house, complete with pinot noir port, nocino, and a full lineup of fruit liqueurs, from quince to pear.

  • By Rachel Grozanick and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/11/2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

10 Local Gifts for the Portland Foodie

Our annual roundup of the shiniest kitchen tools, most covetable stocking stuffers, and undeniably crave-worthy foodstuffs to give this holiday season.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/01/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Pizza Jerk opens, Biwa does sashimi, and Ataula’s sister restaurant, 180, readies the deep fryer.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/30/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

Thanksgiving is all about comfort: dive into Nostrana’s cheese-baked pizzoccheri pasta and cradle eggnog lattes at Coffeehouse Northwest

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/24/2015

FOOD NEWS

Breakside Brewery to Open in Northwest Portland

The beloved craft beer maker plans a third location (and patio) in Slabtown.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Scottie's Pizza Parlor's Pie Fidelity

A new Division Street pizza parlor spreads the gospel of the “corner slice.”

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2015

EAT HERE NOW

The Zipper's Tiny Restaurant Row Is Calling with Falafel and Whiskey

Three reasons to visit Portland’s newest microrestaurant cluster, where communal dining lives large.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

A Picture-Perfect Meal from the Land of Ice and Snow

Dig in to our very Scandinavian holiday buffet, with festive recipes, inspired seasonal décor, and a jul glögg to remember.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/20/2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Holdfast Brown Bread and Fenrir Pickled Mackerel

A pair of the city’s finest Scan-leaning outfits tackle two Julbord classics: dense spice-laden bread and pickled fish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/20/2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Maurice Sillgratin

Pastry luncheonette maven Kirsten Murray shares her grandmother’s decadent holiday side dish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/20/2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Broder Swedish Meatballs and Holdfast Braised Pork Coppa with Cabbage and Mustard Dill Cream Sauce

Portland’s Scan institution’s hallowed balls and a hearty pork dish from a Nordic-inspired pair make for an irresistible holiday buffet centerpiece.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/20/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

Whether you need a pillowy, Jersey-style meatball parm or Latin-spiced birds drizzled in garlicky, neon green aji sauce, these are the places you must visit this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/18/2015

HIT LIST

Five Go-To Portland Pho Spots, Ranked

The Portland Monthly editorial staff blind-taste-tested five of the city’s most beloved neighborhood pho spots. Here are the results.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/18/2015

FIRST LOOK

House Spirits Distillery Opens in Southeast Portland

The craft liquor experts open the doors to their new tasting room and distillery—the largest in the Northwest.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/16/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From garlic and miso-steeped ramen noodles at Mirakutei to ooey-gooey cardamom French toast at the Big Egg, these are the places you must visit this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/11/2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Mussels and Fries at St. Jack’s Sister Bar, La Moule

The shellfish-centric eatery brings the classic Belgian combo to Portland, with top-notch cocktails and a seafood-friendly tap list.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/09/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From a last Alsatian supper at Gruner to the city’s best fried brunch, these are the places you must visit this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/04/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Southern-Fried Brunch at Muscadine

The year-old temple to Southern cookery is hitting its stride with “Nashville Hot” catfish, buttermilk fried chicken, and heirloom red peas.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/02/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Bamboo Sushi to open a fourth location, Ned Ludd says goodbye to brunch and pizza, and Son of a Biscuit just says goodbye.

  • By Rachel Grozanick
  • Published 11/02/2015

FOOD NEWS

Gruner to Shutter; Ox to Open a Second Restaurant

The alpine institution will close its doors after six years, with Ox’s Argentine grill-masters taking over the space in March.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/29/2015
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