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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A-SALT?

Is Miami’s Jorge Salt & Co.’s Branding Too Close to Oregon’s Jacobsen Salt Co.?

Florida man hand-harvests salt … and rips off Oregon’s saint of salt in the process?

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/05/2016

NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Oregon Has Eight National Park Sites—and Next Week, Admission Is Free

For its 100th birthday, the National Park Service is throwing a week-long party. Here’s your guide to keeping it local.

  • By Caitlin Collins and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/05/2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Unbeatable Bowls at Marukin Ramen

The newest player in Portland’s increasingly authentic Japanese ramen game might be the city’s best.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/05/2016

OPENING WATCH

First Look inside Americano, a New Coffee and Vermouth Bar on East Burnside

A new watering hole from Hale Pele’s Blair Reynolds embraces Italy’s greatest exports.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/28/2016

DISPATCH

Is Tipping Dead?

Restaurateur Scott Dolich of the Bent Brick and Park Kitchen embarks on a bold experiment to close the wage chasm between cooks and servers.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/25/2016

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From fried chicken Chefwiches at Lardo to double-stuffed rolls at Bamboo Sushi, these are the things you must eat this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 03/23/2016

RECIPE

Make the Margherita From Ken's Artisan Pizza at Home

A new pizza bible from bread master Ken Forkish explores the soul and science of pie making.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/18/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Rachel’s Ginger Beer to Open Bar and Torta Spot in Southeast Portland

The Seattle-based ginger beer phenom migrates south.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/17/2016

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From meatball pies at East Glisan Pizza Lounge to “clarified” gin and tonic at Chesa, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 03/16/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Ava Gene's Alums to Open Wine-Centric Restaurant, Dame, in Former Cocotte Space

Award-winning wine director Dana Frank and her crew will serve Portland’s first all-natural wine list with seasonal, Mediterranean, and Eastern European plates on NE Killingsworth.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/08/2016

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars for Late-Night Eating

It’s not all tater tots and cheese fries at these food-focused after-hours watering holes.

  • By Alex Keith
  • Published 03/01/2016

EAT HERE NOW

Olympia Oyster Bar Combines Cocktail Talent with Gussied-Up Mollusks

North Mississippi Avenue has a new place to slurp.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/01/2016

RECIPE

The Secrets to a Flawless Grilled Rib Eye

A new cookbook from Ox will help you make the perfect steak.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/01/2016

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From prime rib eye at the Woodsman Tavern to old-school breakfast at Fuller’s Coffee Shop, these are the things you must eat and drink right now.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 02/24/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

From ice cave expeditions to lavish river safaris to nostalgic train trips, here are the Pacific Northwest’s most epic getaways.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/23/2016

REVIEW

B&T Oyster Bar Is a Sinking Ship

The one-year-old eatery from Roe’s Trent Pierce flounders with mayonnaise-pumped bites and flimsy Asian fusion.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/22/2016

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

Poll: What Are the Definitive Neighborhood Bars in North/Northeast Portland?

Readers, we want your thoughts: where do the real locals hang out?

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 02/22/2016

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland Nets 15 James Beard Nominations

… plus three more Beard nods from around the state make 2016 the biggest year ever for Oregon.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/17/2016
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