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. 

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 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

The Bomb Banh Mi

Northwest newcomer Lela’s Bistro serves Vietnamese banh mi with a fresh perspective

08/17/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Café Velo Shutters

Downtown food gem closes abruptly…but a possible Lauretta Jean’s merger is in the works.

08/16/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Portland’s Premier Crêpe Stop

Enter into the folds of deliciousness at Suzette with fresh flavors and homemade everything.

08/03/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST OF PDX

Summer Scoops

An Eat Beat roundup of Portland’s most refreshing, surprising, and craveworthy frozen treats

07/27/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

5 Questions for: Giovanna Parolari

Navarre’s co-owner gives us the down-low on the soon-to-open Luce on East Burnside.

07/20/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD CART WATCH

Kure for the Common Smoothie

A refreshing new food cart offers smoothies with substance.

07/13/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Bunk Sandwiches to Open Downtown

Sandwich kings Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood head west with their third location.

07/06/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Fish on Wheels

A new fresh-fish cart offers some of Oregon’s best and most accessible seafood

07/06/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD NEWS

Andy Ricker to Publish Pok Pok Cookbook

The secrets of the Pok Pok kitchen will be revealed in a book coming in 2013.

07/06/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

A Tastebud Hiatus

Tastebud takes a break for July…possible relocation in the works.

06/30/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

A Sneak Peek at Riffle

At a test run dinner, an up-and-coming seafood restaurant lays out its plans.

06/29/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: Growing Pains

The lowdown on Forest Park's Invasive species.

06/29/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Aaron Woo

Just watch. You too can find the finesse to fashion a frittata.

06/24/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Aaron Woo

Natural Selection chef Aaron Woo shows us how to make a baby squash–and–caramelized onion frittata.

06/24/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Heavens to Burgatroyd!

Garden State’s burger gets top grill marks.

06/22/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Seattle Over Portland: Sunset Magazine’s Fighting Words

Sunset Magazine declares Seattle’s food scene superior to Portland’s in their “Northwest smackdown”…are you gonna take this sitting down?

06/22/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD & WINE EVENTS

Bites for Rights

Genoa and Accanto bring back-to-back feasts in support of Basic Rights Oregon.

06/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Skin & Bones: Only the Good Stuff

A new, quirky little Burnside bistro brings seasonal dining eastward.

06/08/2011 By Benjamin Tepler