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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Trend Watch

Hot Dogs: So Hot Right Now

The iconic ballpark frank is going through a major Portland renaissance.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/06/2015
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Tastebud’s Pizzamobile

Portland’s farm-fresh pizza and bagel makers built their dream truck: part wood-fired oven, part road-tripper.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/03/2015
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TOP COCKTAILS

The Ultimate Barsenal: Stock Your Home Bar Like a Pro

The owners of Portland's Bull in China cocktail supply store share their favorite finds.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/03/2015
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RECIPE

The Easiest Pasta Recipe of All Time

In her new cookbook, Jenn Louis explores the hidden world of Italian dumplings—and unearths a seriously simple version.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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TOP COCKTAILS

The 10 Most Interesting Cocktails in PDX Right Now

A snapshot of the best of Portland's creative bar offerings, from neighborhood dives to craft cocktail havens.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

The Reinvention of Portland's Iconic Indie Steak House

Can chef Ben Bettinger bring new life to Laurelhurst Market? Signs point to yes.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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TOP COCKTAILS

5 Portland-Made Cocktail Classics Worth Savoring

It's hard to argue with time-tested perfection. These specimens pay homage to their pedigreed forbears with measured respect.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Nerdy olive oil conferences, Paley’s Place 20th anniversary, Park Kitchen’s new family-style dinners, and much, much, more.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/27/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Best Bets for Portland Dining Month

The tastiest-looking menus for the city’s budget-friendly dining month.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/24/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Gonzo Launches Hummus Line and Pop-Up

The popular Middle Eastern food cart expands its empire.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/23/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Olympic Provisions changes its name, Pioneer Square becomes a cart pod, and major national accolades pile up for Portland chefs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/20/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Langbaan, Ataula, and Kachka make GQ’s Best New Restaurant List

Three Portland hotspots make the cut, with Langbaan in the number two slot.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/20/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland’s 2015 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Major nominations for this year’s class of culinary professionals.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/18/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sensory Overload at Bang Bang

Aggressively seasoned Southeast Asian bar snacks join NE Fremont’s growing restaurant row.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/18/2015
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INTERVIEW

The Top Chef Exit Interview: Gregory Gourdet

After a roller coaster season, the Top Chef runner-up talks training, adrenaline rushes, and his next steps.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/12/2015
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SUGAR RUSH

Sweet Secrets from Portland's Best Pastry Pros

Five local dessert dreamers share tips and tricks from their sprinkle-flecked arsenals.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/11/2015
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EAT THIS NOW

Oso’s Adventure Brunch

On the first weekend of every month, the Southeast wine shop transforms into an international brunch destination.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/10/2015
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Q & A

The Top Chef Exit Interview: Doug Adams

The Top Chef bronze medalist talks strategy, romance, and reaching the breaking point on Bravo’s hit television show.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/09/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 14

Adams out for good; Gourdet headed to finale

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/05/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Le Vieux’s Old World Plates

The Northwest Portland eatery does justice to the classics, but needs a boost of comfort.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/04/2015
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