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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BREAKING NEWS

Bunk’s Tommy Habetz to Open Pizza Jerk

We’ve got opening dates and menu details for the sandwich king’s long-awaited pizza parlor.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/28/2015

INSIDER EATS

Where Do Portland’s Best Chefs Eat on Their Own Time?

From hearty Italian spreads to Balkan stews and cheap salt-and-pepper squid, our chefs devour the city.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/27/2015

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland Food Star Nong to Compete on Chopped: Impossible

The chicken-and-rice food cart superstar returns to the Food Network for an ultimate championship round.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/27/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

PDX dominates Wild About Game, Amazon offers 1-hour delivery for restaurants and groceries, and John Gorham plans a rotisserie chicken tapas bar in Pine Street Market.

  • By Rachel Grozanick
  • Published 10/21/2015

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Pastaworks Hawthorne to Shutter; Reopen Inside Upcoming Providore Fine Foods

The 32-year-old specialty grocer will move to Providore when it opens at the end of January.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/21/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Keeping Us Healthy: De Paul Treatment Centers

Taking a full continuum approach to the treatment of substance abuse and addiction

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/20/2015

OPENINGS

New Seasons Woodstock Opens with Rooftop Bar

The celebrated local grocer expands with new products, a ramen bar, and a full tap list.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

RECIPE

Dominate Your Thanksgiving Potluck with Country Cat’s Savory-Sweet Spoonbread

It's a side, it's dessert, it's dinner—whatever you call it, it's a stunner. (Did we mention there's bacon?)

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

BEST RESTAURANTS

The Top Portland Food Trends of 2015

Every year has its culinary obsessions (remember house-churned butter? Harissa?) This year is no exception.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

MOVE OVER #PSL

This Portland Cocktail is the Anti-Pumpkin Spice Latte

American Local shows off the lighter side of fall drinking.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

TOP TABLES

The 50 Best Portland Restaurants For Any Occasion

Dine your way through Portland's top places to sit down for a great meal, whether you're looking for take-out or a ten-course affair.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/19/2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Hop Dog: A Sausage Fest with An Identity Crisis

The serial franchisers behind Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts struggle in concept and execution.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/15/2015

TREND WATCH

The Tasty Details on Portland's Fry Bread Trend

The Native American, elephant ear look-alike is finding its way into restaurants and food carts all over Portland.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/15/2015

OPENINGS

Tastebud's Wood-Fired Restaurant is Finally Opening on October 21

The long-anticipated wood-fired eatery from farmers market star Mark Doxtader will open next week.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/13/2015

BEST RESTAURANTS IS COMING

Can You Guess Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year?

Our annual guide to the city’s best new restaurants, boldest chefs, and hottest trends will be revealed on Friday, October 9.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/07/2015

BEAN SCENE

Stumptown Coffee Sold to Peet’s Coffee & Tea

The San Francisco–based company will acquire Portland’s homegrown Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/06/2015

STREET ART

The Design Elements that Make P.R.E.A.M. Portland's Most Stylish Pizza Parlour

The scrappy vision behind Brandon Gomez and Nicholas Ford's hip-hop inspired slice shop

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/05/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Quin Candy to Open a Second Location and Release a Candy Cookbook

Portland’s queen of sweet, Jami Curl, expands with a new candy shop on SE 28th Avenue and an upcoming tome with Ten Speed Press.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/29/2015

Q & A

Cathy Whims on a Decade at Nostrana

Portland’s doyenne of Italian cooking talks about working at Produce Row in the '70s, the long history of waiting in line for brunch, and what it means to be one of Hillary Clinton’s “culinary ambassadors.”

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/24/2015

RECIPE

A Mussel Master Shares Three Recipes for the Savory Shells

La Moule's Aarom Barnett takes us on a world tour of shellfish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2015
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