Associate Food Editor

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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SHOP LOCAL

How to Bring Some Portland Style to Your Next Camping Adventure

Level up your camping trip with the newest finds from retro, pattern-happy Poler and sleek, lightweight Snowpeak—plus 6 more outdoor outfitters to get you out in style.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2015

FOOD NEWS

Besaw’s to Reopen in Northwest Portland

The cherished institution will relocate two blocks away, with a second restaurant in the works.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/18/2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

How to Eat Your Way Through Portland's Newest Food Court, the Zipper

We chowed down inside NE Sandy’s new micro-restaurant complex. The consensus? Go for the falafel, stay for the whiskey.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/15/2015

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

There's Still Time to Get Tickets to Feast’s Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting

Portland’s celebrated food and drink festival returns this weekend. Get last-minute tickets to Oregon Bounty, featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with Feast’s top chefs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/14/2015

HIT LIST

Power-Ranking Oregon’s Best Hummus

We sampled every locally made retail brand of the ubiquitous chickpea spread available in the state to uncover the best … and the worst.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/10/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Damn Good Pie at Scottie’s Pizza Parlor on SE Division

A fresh pizzaiolo is making a name for himself with new-school pies and hand-pulled mozzarella.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/08/2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Despite a French Menu and Location Nostalgia, Renard is Not St. Jack

The storied corner restaurant's successor brings accessible, vanilla French to Clinton.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/02/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Stray Dogs Chef Team Reveals Restaurant Location

Peter Cho and Johnny Leach, the chef duo behind Stray Dogs and Stray Birds, ready for a tentative November opening.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/01/2015

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Pizza Social at Ned Ludd

The wood-fired eatery’s much beloved pizza Mondays have blossomed into chef collaborations, with Portland’s best pie slingers and avant-thinkers making guest appearances.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/28/2015

TROPHY CASE

Portland Chefs Share Why Their Favorite Knives Are a Cut Above

5 local kitchen legends reveal their collective crush on the new Portland Knife House.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/24/2015

THE OLYMPIANS

A First Look at the New Olympia Provisions Cookbook

Portland's own meat makers bring a rare cosmopolitan food experience to the table with an eye-popping collection of recipes, stories, and photographs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/24/2015

SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Bit House Saloon is Shaking Up Portland's Best Summer Cocktails

A new Central Eastside watering hole crafts stellar, fancy-free cocktails.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/21/2015

TREND WATCH

Are Tomato Leaves Portland’s Hottest New Ingredient?

The fragrant nightshade greenery is popping up all over the city. We’ve got the scoop on where to find it.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/13/2015

FOOD NEWS

Salt & Straw Expands Its Los Angeles Empire

The enterprising ice cream thinkers open two new locations: one in Abbot Kinney, another in the Arts District

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/10/2015

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Bon App Loves PDX; Oregon Cheeses Win Big

Kachka and Milk Glass Market make the Top 50 from Bon Appétit and local cheeses blow away the competition at the American Cheese Society competition.

  • By Katie Vaughan and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/07/2015

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Recapping Pickathon 2015—in Photos!

From a soulful Leon Bridges to Sinkane's sweaty psychadelia; from tUnE-yArDs' heart-pounding hypnotism to JD McPerson's retro rockabilly, Pickathon filled our ears, souls—and bellies—with delights. And we've got the pics to prove it.

  • By Samuel Hunt, Andrea Tomasi, Brendan Duggan, Amy Martin, Allison Jones, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/03/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Ataula Owners to Open a Paella Restaurant and Churros Bar

The masterminds behind Portland’s popular Spanish eatery will launch two projects: Chesa and 180, both on Northeast Broadway.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 07/31/2015

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Ramen Spot, Marukin, to Open Inside Pine Street Market

The upcoming food hall adds a reputable Japanese noodle name to its roster.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/29/2015

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including wild game at Lardo, free hot dogs, and Peruvian Independence Day celebrations galore.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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