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. 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Alberta Street Pub

Cart star Kevin Sandri returns with brick and mortar pub food, perfected.

06/19/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

The Search for Portland’s Best Kale Chip

A taste-test of our city’s latest vitamin-packed obsession.

06/19/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

OREGON BEER

BBQ Beer Pairings

We asked some of Portland’s top chefs for their hot tips for BBQ season—and, most important, the sidekick suds to wash it all down.

06/14/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Tommy Habetz

The mastermind behind Bunk Sandwiches and Trigger demonstrates the art of beer can chicken.

06/14/2013 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Beer Can Chicken

Tommy Habetz elevates a lowbrow classic to the throne of deliciousness.

06/14/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

OPENING WATCH

Update on Ken Forkish's Trifecta Tavern... with Karaoke!

Portland's legendary bread guru shares construction plans, names his new chef, and spills details on a mic-loving new neighbor.

06/14/2013 By Allison Jones

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Tommy Habetz

The mastermind behind Bunk Sandwiches and Trigger demonstrates the art of beer can chicken.

06/14/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tarad Thai Market

A new eatery and market brings grocery staples and Northern Thai specialties to Southeast Morrison’s late-night scene.

06/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST + GIVEAWAY

Summer School

Six not-to-be-missed cooking classes this summer, plus a free ticket to Gabe Rosen's Fermented Foods of Japan at FEAST Portland.

06/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Old Salt Marketplace

The team behind Grain & Gristle erects a culinary marketplace for the people in Northeast Portland.

06/05/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew

Happy Hour and brunch at Bar Dobre, El Cubo de Cuba updates, booze at Smokehouse 21—and more stories from the week's news.

06/04/2013 By Allison Jones

NEW RESTAURANTS

Introducing: Levant

Scott Snyder's East Burnside eatery offers Sephardic Jewish cuisine and a daring cocktail list.

06/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Ned Ludd’s Whey-Brined Pork

Whey is the name of the game in this dish of smoked pork and seasonal greens.

05/30/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Double Dragon for Dinner

Southeast Portland’s banh mi radical adds fun cocktails and Asian-inspired comfort food to the repertoire.

05/22/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Castagna’s Black Cod

A look inside Castagna’s food laboratory at one of the most refreshing dishes of the year.

05/21/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

The Ultimate Breakfast Taco

Farmers market veteran Mark Doxtader shows us how to start the day right.

05/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Mark Doxtader

Farmers Market icon Mark Doxtader samples from PSU's newest vendors for the ultimate breakfast taco.

05/18/2013 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Mark Doxtader

Farmers Market icon Mark Doxtader samples from PSU’s newest vendors for the ultimate breakfast taco.

05/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Versatile Bites at Relish Gastropub

A new Sellwood-Moreland restaurant offers seasonal, elevated pub food and great local brews for all audiences.

05/15/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Picnic’s Chicken Sandwich

This week we climb into Picnic's wooden, A-frame food cart to uncover the ultimate DIY, locavore sandwich.

05/13/2013 By Benjamin Tepler