Associate 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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JUST FOR FUN

We Went Indoor Skydiving and Here's What Happened

Three of us braved the tunnel, and three of us survived.

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/16/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From garlic and miso-steeped ramen noodles at Mirakutei to ooey-gooey cardamom French toast at the Big Egg, these are the places you must visit this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/11/2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Mussels and Fries at St. Jack’s Sister Bar, La Moule

The shellfish-centric eatery brings the classic Belgian combo to Portland, with top-notch cocktails and a seafood-friendly tap list.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/09/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From a last Alsatian supper at Gruner to the city’s best fried brunch, these are the places you must visit this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/04/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Southern-Fried Brunch at Muscadine

The year-old temple to Southern cookery is hitting its stride with “Nashville Hot” catfish, buttermilk fried chicken, and heirloom red peas.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/02/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Bamboo Sushi to open a fourth location, Ned Ludd says goodbye to brunch and pizza, and Son of a Biscuit just says goodbye.

  • By Rachel Grozanick
  • Published 11/02/2015

FOOD NEWS

Gruner to Shutter; Ox to Open a Second Restaurant

The alpine institution will close its doors after six years, with Ox’s Argentine grill-masters taking over the space in March.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/29/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Bunk’s Tommy Habetz to Open Pizza Jerk

We’ve got opening dates and menu details for the sandwich king’s long-awaited pizza parlor.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/28/2015

INSIDER EATS

Where Do Portland’s Best Chefs Eat on Their Own Time?

From hearty Italian spreads to Balkan stews and cheap salt-and-pepper squid, our chefs devour the city.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/27/2015

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland Food Star Nong to Compete on Chopped: Impossible

The chicken-and-rice food cart superstar returns to the Food Network for an ultimate championship round.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/27/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

PDX dominates Wild About Game, Amazon offers 1-hour delivery for restaurants and groceries, and John Gorham plans a rotisserie chicken tapas bar in Pine Street Market.

  • By Rachel Grozanick
  • Published 10/21/2015

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Pastaworks Hawthorne to Shutter; Reopen Inside Upcoming Providore Fine Foods

The 32-year-old specialty grocer will move to Providore when it opens at the end of January.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/21/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Keeping Us Healthy: De Paul Treatment Centers

Taking a full continuum approach to the treatment of substance abuse and addiction

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/20/2015

OPENINGS

New Seasons Woodstock Opens with Rooftop Bar

The celebrated local grocer expands with new products, a ramen bar, and a full tap list.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

RECIPE

Dominate Your Thanksgiving Potluck with Country Cat’s Savory-Sweet Spoonbread

It's a side, it's dessert, it's dinner—whatever you call it, it's a stunner. (Did we mention there's bacon?)

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

BEST RESTAURANTS

The Top Portland Food Trends of 2015

Every year has its culinary obsessions (remember house-churned butter? Harissa?) This year is no exception.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

MOVE OVER #PSL

This Portland Cocktail is the Anti-Pumpkin Spice Latte

American Local shows off the lighter side of fall drinking.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/19/2015

TOP TABLES

The 50 Best Portland Restaurants For Any Occasion

Dine your way through Portland's top places to sit down for a great meal, whether you're looking for take-out or a ten-course affair.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/19/2015

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Hop Dog: A Sausage Fest with An Identity Crisis

The serial franchisers behind Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts struggle in concept and execution.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/15/2015

TREND WATCH

The Tasty Details on Portland's Fry Bread Trend

The Native American, elephant ear look-alike is finding its way into restaurants and food carts all over Portland.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/15/2015
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