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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FORECASTING 2016

We Predict: Portland’s Best Restaurants 2016

A charcoal-fired paella restaurant, a Southern Thai curry house, the city’s first food hall, and bold new small plates compete to be Portland’s next great breakout.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/13/2016

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Top Picks for Chefs Week PDX

The third-annual food festival from Top Chef front-runner Gregory Gourdet is bigger and more star-studded than ever.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/12/2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Early Slurps at Olympia Oyster Bar

The latest addition to Portland’s oyster scene brings cocktail talent and gussied bivalves.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/06/2016

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Biggest Openings and Closures of 2015

The Eat Beat team examines the year in Portland restaurants.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/28/2015

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spielman Bagels Expands to Northwest Portland

The local bagelmeisters will open a third location on NW Lovejoy.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/22/2015

EAT THIS NOW

Mussels and Fries Take the Spotlight at La Moule

At St. Jack’s new sister spot, Belgian tradition meets Portland cocktail bar.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/21/2015

RECIPE

Raclette Your Way to a Happy New Year

The secret to a delicious winter dinner party is fondue’s cousin: ooey-gooey Alpine raclette.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/21/2015

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

  • By Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/21/2015

READ 'EM AND EAT

The Best Local Cookbooks of 2015

From groundbreaking charcuterie tomes to giftable picnic handbooks, these are the year’s must-read Portland recipe collections.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/15/2015

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

Are You a Real Portlander?

Have you sprinted up Tabor? Gone commando at the World Naked Bike Ride? Consumed *all* the beer? Take our quiz to find out if you’re (nearly) native—or just got off the bus.

  • By Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/11/2015

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Pip’s Doughnut Bake Sale, Burnside Brewing’s 5th Anniversary, and More Portland Food Events

…including Stone Barn’s open house, complete with pinot noir port, nocino, and a full lineup of fruit liqueurs, from quince to pear.

  • By Rachel Grozanick and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/11/2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

10 Local Gifts for the Portland Foodie

Our annual roundup of the shiniest kitchen tools, most covetable stocking stuffers, and undeniably crave-worthy foodstuffs to give this holiday season.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/01/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Pizza Jerk opens, Biwa does sashimi, and Ataula’s sister restaurant, 180, readies the deep fryer.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/30/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

Thanksgiving is all about comfort: dive into Nostrana’s cheese-baked pizzoccheri pasta and cradle eggnog lattes at Coffeehouse Northwest

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/24/2015

FOOD NEWS

Breakside Brewery to Open in Northwest Portland

The beloved craft beer maker plans a third location (and patio) in Slabtown.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Scottie's Pizza Parlor's Pie Fidelity

A new Division Street pizza parlor spreads the gospel of the “corner slice.”

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2015

EAT HERE NOW

The Zipper's Tiny Restaurant Row Is Calling with Falafel and Whiskey

Three reasons to visit Portland’s newest microrestaurant cluster, where communal dining lives large.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/23/2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

A Picture-Perfect Meal from the Land of Ice and Snow

Dig in to our very Scandinavian holiday buffet, with festive recipes, inspired seasonal décor, and a jul glögg to remember.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/20/2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Holdfast Brown Bread and Fenrir Pickled Mackerel

A pair of the city’s finest Scan-leaning outfits tackle two Julbord classics: dense spice-laden bread and pickled fish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/20/2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Maurice Sillgratin

Pastry luncheonette maven Kirsten Murray shares her grandmother’s decadent holiday side dish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/20/2015
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