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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EAT THIS NOW

Nong’s Hot Sauce Available

Cart legend Nong Poonsukwattana unveils her new line of super secret sauces.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/14/2011

FOOD CART WATCH

Nong’s Khao Man Gai at PSU

With a new location, Portland’s famed Thai vendor debuts new dishes and soon, Nong’s Khao Man Gai Sauce

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 11/30/2011

EAT THIS NOW

Curry at Kalé

Japanese comfort spot Kalé re-opens downtown with delicious curry in tow.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2011

Introducing

Nuvrei Patisserie & Café

Nuvrei is a stellar sandwich stop for Pearl District patrons.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2011

RECIPE

Life of the Party

Longtime Portland catering king Larry Grimes shares his holiday soup.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/18/2011

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Larry Grimes

Local caterer Larry Grimes teaches us how to make his butternut squash and apple soup, just in time for the holidays.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/18/2011

Cover Story

Relax: 50 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we’ve found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter. From hearty eats to muscle-mending maestros and luxurious in-town escap

  • By Derek Pettie, Meghan Ratliffe, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Martin Patail, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/18/2011

EAT THIS NOW

Earning Their Chops

Chop’s retail space on N Williams serves pitch-perfect sandwiches from their in-house curing facility.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/16/2011

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

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

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

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Minizo

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

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/26/2011

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

Pour

Champagne Pix

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

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/14/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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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