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. 

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Details on Bamboo Sushi NW

Bamboo Sushi NW will open in May with fresh takes on raw seafood. We caught up with owner Kristofer Lofgren for all the details.

02/22/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Riffle NW Hooks Pearl District Space

East Coast transplant Ken Norris finds a home at last for his “catch-inspired” seafood vision.

02/22/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with John Stewart

The man from Meat Cheese Bread demonstrates his artistry in a very special spring sandwich.

02/17/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Grilled Asparagus Sandwich with Bacon Relish

John Stewart of Meat Cheese Bread shares his asparagus sandwich secrets.

02/17/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Fried Chicken Skin Salad at Aviary

Aviary’s rebuilt menu packs bold new international flavors, and perfects old standbys, like the fried chicken skin salad.

02/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Cult Favorite Chefs Staging 10-seat Dinners

Podhah’s Rodney Muirhead and food-cart star Nong are among the cast of chefs lined up for an intimate dinner series at Robert Reynolds Chef Studio.

02/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Nong’s Khao Man Gai Expands East

The queen of carts crosses the river with a new takeout space.

02/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Souped Up

Culinary share space, KitchenCru, runs hearty, affordable soup lunches through March.

02/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

The Ice Cream Collective

Salt & Straw teams up with five Portland restaurants to churn out their own unique flavors.

02/01/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Review

Duane's World

A coffee pioneer sets his sites on the rest of the menu at the Woodsman Tavern.

01/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Long Story [Short]

Queen of Carts

The owner of the most talked-about food cart in town is expanding her culinary reach.

01/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Feast Portland Goes National

Bon Appétit has just signed on as national media sponsor for upcoming, big-league food fest, Feast Portland.

01/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

Pho PDX’s new, full-scale restaurant brings fantastic cocktails and Vietnamese flavors to the late-night dining scene.

01/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Sarah Hart

Here's a delicious dessert recipe that's perfect for Valentine's Day—and it comes straight from the (Sarah) Hart.

01/20/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Alma's Chocolate Bread Pudding

The chocolate bread pudding recipe from local chocolatier Sarah Hart is worthy of worship.

01/20/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Sarah Hart

Watch as the brains behind Alma Chocolates, Sarah Hart, walks us through her Valentine’s Day recipe for no-fuss chocolate bread pudding.

01/20/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Little Bird’s Fancy Pants Chocolate Bar

Gabriel Rucker’s new wave bistro launches a small line of high-flying chocolate bars

01/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Double Dragon

A new banh mi shop on SE Division kicks Vietnamese sandwiches up a notch

01/11/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Crème Brulee Donut at Donut-O-Rama

Portland’s newest donut contender takes Alder Street by storm

12/28/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Introducing

Introducing: Chop

Dig into one of Portland's brand-new secrets.

12/23/2011 By Benjamin Tepler