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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VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Rodney Muirhead

Watch Podnah’s Pit chef Rodney Muirhead whip up a mean barbecue sauce in the latest installment of our In the Kitchen video series.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/15/2012

Savor

Grill Marks

The Texan behind Podnah’s Pit has some tasty pointers for the backyard griller.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/15/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Interurban Brunch

John Gorham’s under-the-radar restaurant transforms into the perfect summertime brunch spot.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/13/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Boxer Sushi

The execution of Micah Camden’s new sushi venture struggles despite its appealing SE Portland design and fresh fish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/06/2012

EAT HERE NOW

Kir Wine Bar

Five years in, Kir Wine Bar shines with eclectic wine lists and fresh, simple fare.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/30/2012

Mudroom

Cold Fusion

Salt & Straw’s ice cream collaborations with local restaurants feature flavors ranging from boysenberries to yuzu marmalade.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/25/2012

Introducing

Introducing: Cedo’s Falafel & Gyros

The hummus is spectacular at Cedo's Falafel & Gyros. But that's just for starters.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/24/2012

Review

A Tale of Three Pizzas

Three new downtown pizza spots enliven Portland’s latest culinary battleground. We weigh in on each.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/24/2012

EAT THIS NOW

Podnah’s Pit Sauces

Portland’s premier barbecue destination, Podnah’s Pit, bottles a trio of powerful sauces for grilling season.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/23/2012

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Troy MacLarty

Chez Panisse alum Troy MacLarty is serving up Indian street food—on NE Alberta Street!

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/18/2012

Savor

Indian Summer

Bollywood Theater’s chef offers an Indian take on the Northwest’s asparagus.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/18/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Morso

Former Bluehour chef, Kenny Giambalvo, brings crave-worthy sandwiches to the Pearl.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/16/2012

EAT HERE NOW

Carte Blanche

A new, eclectic food cart throws caution to the wind with inspiring results.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/09/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sandwiches at the Woodsman Market

A specialty foods market puts its meat counter to good use.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/02/2012

EAT THIS NOW

Crème Brulee Beignets at Boke Bowl

A ramen house serves a blow-torched beauty from pop-up shop Donut-O-Rama

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/02/2012

RECIPES

Spring-Fresh Recipes

With the farmers markets back in full swing, we offer five recipes from local chefs and farmers for making magic out of seasonal bounty.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/27/2012

Introducing

Introducing: Double Dragon

Double Dragon adds Vietnamese flair to Portland's bourgeoning sandwich society.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/26/2012

Eat Here Now

Robo Taco

Robo Taco's kitschy decor and rock 'n' roll lifestyle belies the amazing flavors found in their $2 tacos.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/26/2012

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

  • By Cari Hachman, Will Lambeth, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Anne Adams, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 04/26/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Street-Smart Artisan Pasta

Southeast Division’s Artigiano adds a new specialty to Portland’s food cart scene: handcrafted pasta

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/25/2012
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