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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EAT THIS NOW

3 Comforting Dishes to Help You Survive the Late-Winter Drizzle

Hot, Creamy, Cheesy: these gray-day plates will keep spirits high until the sun returns.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/02/2015
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BIG PICTURE

This Majestically Decayed Warehouse Is Incubating New Ideas in Food and Business

Could Ecotrust’s new project be a new asset for Portland’s gastro-entrepreneurs and an example of enlightened capitalism?

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

Top Chef Recap: Episode 13

Adams comes back from the brink to crush the competition.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/29/2015
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RECIPE

Tex-Mex Touchdown! Recipes For Your Super Bowl Spread

La Taq’s fundido, salsa, and fumble-free guacamole are this year’s top gridiron party prospects.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/28/2015
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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Kurt Spak cooks at Fenrir, Chefs’ Week PDX, Stray Dogs returns

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/27/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Boxer Ramen Northeast opens, Castagna launches a new menu, and the owner behind Gustav’s and Der Rheinlander plans a new location for Keizer, Oregon.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/23/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 12

Gourdet narrowly slips into the finale; Adams in limbo.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/22/2015
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HIT LIST

The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015

Our hottest restaurant prospects for the new year (March is going to be a big one).

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/21/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 11

Gourdet hangs on with help from his sister; Adams slotted for a comeback.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/15/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

PREAM’s Chinese-Italian Pop-Up

Menu details for the hip-hop-inspired pizza sensation’s new pop-up dinner series.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/13/2015
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including the Oregon Truffle Festival, dance parties at DaNet, and izakaya dinners at Nodoguro

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/12/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 10

In an ode to Julia Child, Imperial's Doug Adams is eliminated (for now).

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/08/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The New Laurelhurst Market

Chef Ben Bettinger and bartender Kevin Ludwig helm Portland’s iconic, alternative steak house; Paley’s Place chef Patrick McKee joins the kitchen.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/07/2015
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GIVEAWAYS

Win Tickets to the Oregon Truffle Festival

Eat Beat snagged a pair tickets to OTF’s “A Walk on the Wild Side” dinner on Friday, January 16th—and they may have your name on them!

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/06/2015
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INTRODUCING

Bamboo Izakaya's Sustainable Grill is Sizzling on Alberta

Anchored around a custom-made robata grill, the promising new sister restaurant to Portland’s sustainable sushi franchise is heating up.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/05/2015
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RECIPE

3 Killer DIY Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Cheese Plate PDX

Deep in the bleak, bone-chilling days of winter, we adults need a booster of gooey, nostalgic grilled cheese just as much as the kids do.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/05/2015
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EAT THIS NOW

Junk Food at Stray Dogs PDX

The talent-studded, hot dog-themed pop-up is a must-try.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/23/2014
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 9

Gourdet and Adams pull through this week’s challenges: football stars and dead poets.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/18/2014
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HIT LIST

10 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Foodies

The perfect gift for every kind of foodie,(almost) all for under $50

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/17/2014
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BREAKING NEWS

Jason Barwikowski to Head the Tastebud Kitchen in March, 2015

New details on Mark Doxtader’s upcoming wood-fired eatery

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/15/2014
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