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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FOODIE TRAVELOGUE

Andy Ricker’s Postcards from Taiwan

When Pok Pok chef Andy Ricker, Portland’s foremost Asian food authority and noted street-food-hopping explorer, mentioned he was invited on a tour of the foo...

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/02/2011
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INTERVIEW

Q&A: Fino in Fondo

We sit down with the Italian sausage experts behind Fino in Fondo, Portland’s newest cured-meat crush.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/02/2011
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FOOD NEWS

Bunk Sandwiches Opens Downtown

A new spin-off of the iconic sandwich shop locks down Portland’s newest lunch destination: the Portland Transit Mall.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 10/26/2011
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Minizo

A new downtown food cart is buzzing behind authentic Japanese diner food

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/26/2011
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Beech Street Parlor

A newly converted Victorian home in Northeast Portland makes for a killer bar space.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2011
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Best Restaurants 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: Asian Adventures

If you're only experience with Asian cuisine is an occasional plate of microwave pad Thai, then you need to read up on our best bets.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Karen Brooks
  • Published 10/14/2011
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VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Kevin Gibson

Evoe chef Kevin Gibson walks us through the steps of preparing his seasoned duck breast with fresh fall fuyu persimmons.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/14/2011
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Best Restaurants 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: The Comforts

Everyone's got a go-to comfort food that they simply must have. Check out our favorites and add them to your list.

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 10/14/2011
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Pour

Champagne Pix

Pix Patisserie's Cheryl Wakerhauser bubbles over with Champagne advice.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/14/2011
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EAT HERE NOW

The New Nuvrei

The Pearl District’s Nuvrei Patisserie and Café brings breakfast and lunch upstairs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/12/2011
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EAT HERE NOW

Swamp Shack takes New Orleans to the Street

A downtown Portland food cart digs deep into Cajun-Creole comforts

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/05/2011
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Olympic Provisions NW

Olympic Provisions’ new Northwest branch takes dinner beyond the realm of charcuterie.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/28/2011
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EAT THIS NOW

Pasta at Tabla

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2011
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VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Abby Fammartino

Abby’s table chef and owner Abby Fammartino walks us through the simple steps of preparing her zucchini fritters with cucumber-fennel relish in our in the Kitchen video series.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2011
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Savor

The Chef Aquatic

Here's a clam chowder recipe that should please folks from either coast.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2011
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EAT HERE NOW

Power Lunch at Clarklewis

In its second coming, Clarklewis delivers a notable lunch menu for the Portland business crowd.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/14/2011

RESTAURANT NEWS

Tastebud Reopens

Tastebud swings back into action on the first day of autumn.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/14/2011
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INTERVIEW

5 Questions for Rising Chocolatiers Charley & Jessica Wheelock

Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory is Portland’s first bean-to-bar operation—and the sweetest new deal in town.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/07/2011
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EAT HERE NOW

The Power of Pita

Wolf & Bear’s Israeli food cart in Southeast Portland serves unrivaled falafel—and plans to expand northward.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/31/2011
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EAT HERE NOW

Bounty in a Box

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café is the place for artful Japanese “lunch boxes”—authentic, healthy, and positively local.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/24/2011
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