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. 

Displaying articles 21 - 40 of 663 in total

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Celebrating Portland’s Greatest People, Places, and Things

Essential outdoor escapes. Favorite eats. Killer skyline views. Top cultural picks. Here are some of the things that make Portland awesome.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016

BIG IDEAS

Oregon’s Innovators Light Up Tech, Art, Business, History, the Cityscape—and the Future

From vanished ancient coasts to singing buildings to eco-drones, Oregonians break revolutionary ground.

  • By Chad Walsh, Andrew D'Cruz, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016

PREHISTORY

Does Oregon's Vanished Coastline Hold the Secrets of the First Americans?

Archaeologist Loren Davis has a radical theory about when (and where) humans first arrived on our continent.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/13/2016

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: 11 Portland Eats, Spots, and Sips We Can’t Resist Right Now

Iced matcha-chai lattes to killer pastrami sandwiches, here are some of our city’s most delicious things.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/13/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Portland Monthly’s Rising Star 2015 Nomad.PDX Puts Down Roots

The modernist, intensely seasonal pop-up finds a home next door to Providore Fine Foods.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/09/2016

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From Cubanos at the People’s Pig to espresso-spiked milkshakes at Jim & Patty’s Coffee, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 06/08/2016

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Bigwig Chef Collaborations at JolieLaide, Baja Wine Dinners at Xico, and More Portland Food Events

… including a gnocchi fundraiser at Nostrana, cooking classes at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and seafood boils at Teutonic Wine Company.

  • By Michelle Porter
  • Published 06/03/2016

BEER ME

Portland’s 12 Best Soccer Bars We'll Be Rocking All through June

Two big-deal international tournaments mean major day-drinking (and, uh, soccer-watching) opportunities.

  • By Marty Patail and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/27/2016

OUTDOORS GUIDE 2016

Oregon's Ultimate Summer Backpacking Treks and River Trips

Quintessential Northwest trails. Epic whitewater voyages. Luxuriously lazy floats. Here’s how to make the most of the season.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Adam Sawyer, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

EAT HERE NOW

Marukin Ramen Ups Portland’s Noodle Game

The Tokyo import might just be making the best ramen in town.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/19/2016

CAMPING GUIDE

How to Camp Like a True Oregonian

We tapped a slew of Oregon experts for hard-earned tips and tricks for every kind of camping.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

BACKPACKING

Eight Classic Northwest Backpacking Trips

High-desert mesas, gushing waterfalls, and breathtaking wildflower displays: whatever your style, there’s a trail for you.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

FEAST 2016

Tickets Now On Sale for Feast 2016: “Fun-Size” Events, Latin-Themed Night Market, Awesome Chef Collaboration Dinners

Start training your stomach: the biggest food event of the year is only a few months away.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/19/2016

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From creamy hummus at Cedo’s Falafel to Scotch eggs at the Toffee Club, these are the things you must eat this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 05/18/2016

COOKBOOKS

The Portland Farmers Market Cookbook Packs All Four Seasons into One Collection

Portland’s cultural fixture celebrates its 25th year with a cookbook featuring the city’s top chefs, artisans, farmers, and their recipes.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/16/2016

RECIPES

Catch of the Day: Local Chefs Share Their Go-To Recipes for Oregon Seafood

From saucy crabs and albacore crudo to razor clam chowder, here's a bevy of ways to prepare Cascadia's briny bounty.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/13/2016

RECIPE

Bar Casa Vale’s Coal-Roasted Artichokes Are a Lesson in Live-Fire Spanish Cooking

And dinner will rise from the ashes.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/13/2016

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From fried chicken buns at Boke Dokie to Peruvian lunch at Paiche, these are the things you must eat this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 05/11/2016

RECIPE

Boke Bowl Forks Over Its Coveted Brussels Sprout Recipe

Fueled by fish sauce and seasonal fruit, this cult-favorite salad is ready for the spotlight at your Thanksgiving table.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/10/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Chef Shuffles at Coffee-and-Vermouth Bar Americano

Eclectic New Orleans expat Chris DeBarr is out; Luce alum John Willis is in.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/09/2016
Displaying articles 21 - 40 of 663 in total