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. 

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.

10/14/2011 By Kasey Cordell, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

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.

10/14/2011 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

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.

10/14/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

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.

10/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

The New Nuvrei

The Pearl District’s Nuvrei Patisserie and Café brings breakfast and lunch upstairs.

10/12/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Swamp Shack takes New Orleans to the Street

A downtown Portland food cart digs deep into Cajun-Creole comforts

10/05/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Olympic Provisions NW

Olympic Provisions’ new Northwest branch takes dinner beyond the realm of charcuterie.

09/28/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Pasta at Tabla

09/21/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Abby Fammartino

Abby’s table chef and owner Abby Fammartino walks us through the simple steps of preparing her zucchini fritters with cucumber-fennel relish in our in the Kitchen video series.

09/21/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

The Chef Aquatic

Here's a clam chowder recipe that should please folks from either coast.

09/21/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Abby Fammartino

Abby’s Table chef Abby Fammartino prepares her zucchini fritters with cucumber-fennel relish.

09/21/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Power Lunch at Clarklewis

In its second coming, Clarklewis delivers a notable lunch menu for the Portland business crowd.

09/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

RESTAURANT NEWS

Tastebud Reopens

Tastebud swings back into action on the first day of autumn.

09/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

5 Questions for Rising Chocolatiers Charley & Jessica Wheelock

Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory is Portland’s first bean-to-bar operation—and the sweetest new deal in town.

09/07/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

The Power of Pita

Wolf & Bear’s Israeli food cart in Southeast Portland serves unrivaled falafel—and plans to expand northward.

08/31/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Bounty in a Box

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café is the place for artful Japanese “lunch boxes”—authentic, healthy, and positively local.

08/24/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Savor

Garden Varieties

Three local chefs share recipes straight from their gardens.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat & Drink

High Spirits

Peruse an innovative menu of fresh combos and local liquor at the newly opened Bent Brick.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Roundup

Crumb Trail

Our chocolate-chip trip through the city uncovered a wealth of cookie creativity.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Colin Pomeroy

Gilt Club bartender Colin Pomeroy walks us through the steps of preparing a berry-infused Strawberry Brunette cocktail.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler