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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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

OPENINGS

Tastebud's Wood-Fired Restaurant is Finally Opening on October 21

The long-anticipated wood-fired eatery from farmers market star Mark Doxtader will open next week.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/13/2015

BEST RESTAURANTS IS COMING

Can You Guess Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year?

Our annual guide to the city’s best new restaurants, boldest chefs, and hottest trends will be revealed on Friday, October 9.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/07/2015

BEAN SCENE

Stumptown Coffee Sold to Peet’s Coffee & Tea

The San Francisco–based company will acquire Portland’s homegrown Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/06/2015

STREET ART

The Design Elements that Make P.R.E.A.M. Portland's Most Stylish Pizza Parlour

The scrappy vision behind Brandon Gomez and Nicholas Ford's hip-hop inspired slice shop

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 10/05/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Quin Candy to Open a Second Location and Release a Candy Cookbook

Portland’s queen of sweet, Jami Curl, expands with a new candy shop on SE 28th Avenue and an upcoming tome with Ten Speed Press.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/29/2015

Q & A

Cathy Whims on a Decade at Nostrana

Portland’s doyenne of Italian cooking talks about working at Produce Row in the '70s, the long history of waiting in line for brunch, and what it means to be one of Hillary Clinton’s “culinary ambassadors.”

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/24/2015

RECIPE

A Mussel Master Shares Three Recipes for the Savory Shells

La Moule's Aarom Barnett takes us on a world tour of shellfish.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/21/2015

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
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