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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EAT HERE NOW

Sauvage

A new Central Eastside “enopub” pairs creative food with an exceptional wine list and Portland vintages bottled across the room.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/14/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Kenny & Zuke's Deli Bar

A third K&Z outpost on North Williams brings eclectic cocktails, deli classics, and Franken-food in between.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/31/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Market

Troy Furuta’s pre-theater restaurant offers solid food with jumbled service.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/24/2012

Best Restaurants 2012

The Next Wave

Five brand-new restaurants to look out for in the final months of 2012.

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/19/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Nudi Noodle Place

Portland’s Thai options take a turn for the weird.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/17/2012

Best Restaurants 2012

20 Spots That Defined the Year in Food

It's our annual assemblage of Portland's most exciting eateries.

  • By Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Mike Thelin
  • Published 10/16/2012

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Diane Morgan

Root expert Diane Morgan sets the table for the holidays.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/13/2012

Savor

Holiday Recipes from Diane Morgan

The local cookbook dynamo shares her crowd-pleasing, root-themed holiday dishes.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/11/2012

EAT THIS NOW

Power Salad at Addy’s Sandwich Bar

Addy's power salad is a no-frills lunch with dynamic textures, fresh ingredients, and balanced flavor—all for $6.50.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/10/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Uno Mas Taquiza

Autentica’s Oswaldo Bibiano unleashes a landslide of adventurous tacos onto Northeast Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/03/2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Pix Patisserie/Bar Vivant

Dessert whiz Cheryl Wakerhauser brings savory tapas to her new space.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/19/2012

REQUIRED READING

Feast Portland Interviews

Seven of the visiting Feast Portland food stars answer our culinary questions.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Karen Brooks
  • Published 09/19/2012

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: April Bloomfield

New York’s gastropub pioneer talks snout-to-tail cooking and the ethics of celebrity chef status.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/18/2012

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Aaron Franklin

The owner of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue, the “best barbecue in America” according to Bon Appétit, lets us in on the perfect brisket and gives us a sneak peek at his offerings for Thursday’s Sandwich Invitational.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/17/2012

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Chris Cosentino

San Francisco’s offal lord talks about the inspiration for pig-brain mayonnaise, his leap into online food television, and Portland’s place in the national meat hierarchy.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Karen Brooks
  • Published 09/16/2012

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Anita Lo

The cooking icon and Michelin-starred chef gives us the lowdown on Asian fusion done right and the future of New York dining trends.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/15/2012

Savor

High Roller

Artigiano’s pasta perfectionist demonstrates the art of fresh fettuccine.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/14/2012

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Rachael Grossman

Watch Artigiano’s Rachael Grossman prepare her Fettuccine alla Checca.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/14/2012

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Duff Goldman

Television’s favorite Ace of Cakes shows his cards on the future of food TV: online and user-generated content.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Karen Brooks
  • Published 09/13/2012

EAT HERE NOW

Verde Cocina

A Farmers Market favorite brings upgraded Mexican with Northwest flavor.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/05/2012
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