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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BREAKING NEWS

Maritime Scraps Its Seafood Cart, Hints at Future Brick-and-Mortar

The sustainable seafood CSA truck from former Le Pigeon chef de cuisine Andrew Mace will splinter into a series of lunches, dinners, and cooking classes around town, with big plans for 2018.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/23/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Fifty Licks to Open Second Shop on E Burnside

The cart-born ice cream operation will expand to the busy restaurant turf around 28th Avenue.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/22/2016

BREAKING NEWS

'Neo-Bistro' Rue to Open on SE Ankeny

The growing food neighborhood of East Burnside that includes Le Pigeon, Marukin Ramen, and Nong’s adds a new player to the mix.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/16/2016

RECIPE

Marionberries: Sweet, Savory, and Marvelously Drinkable

In our minds (and mouths), Oregon’s most distinguished berry is the marion. Here are three ways to tap into its soul.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/15/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Ashland’s Sammich Food Truck Finds a Home

The cult-favorite pastrami sandwich slinger will set up shop on West Burnside.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/14/2016

THE FUTURE

A Handful of Portland’s Best Restaurants Ban Tipping

With America’s gratuity-free movement gaining momentum, local bigwigs like Le Pigeon and Navarre join the tide.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/13/2016

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Pizza Jerk Closes Indefinitely after Fire, Simpatica Ends 12-Year Brunch Run, and More PDX Food News

… including Spielman Bagels' new Division location, Ned Ludd’s summer plans, and the Oregonian’s restaurant of the year.

  • By Michelle Porter
  • Published 06/13/2016

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
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