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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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tanuki

Tanuki sets an edgy table for Japanese izakaya – wild, wonderful and unfolding in multiple courses

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/21/2011

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Tony Meyers

Creative culinary mind Tony Meyers prepares his venison osso buco as part of our "In the Kitchen" video series.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/16/2011

RECIPE

The Wild Side

Venison shanks add some kick to chef Tony Meyer's osso buco recipe.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/16/2011

PEOPLE

The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

  • By Amanda Waldroupe, Carl Abbott, Kate Moening, Derek Pettie, Meghan Ratliffe, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Ramona DeNies, Sarah Mirk, Benjamin Tepler, Martin Patail, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, Brian Barker, Randy Gragg, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 12/16/2011

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.

  • 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

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Larry Grimes

Longtime Portland catering king Larry Grimes shares his holiday butternut squash and apple soup.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • 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
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