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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GOOD EATS

Where to Eat and Shop for Indian Food in Beaverton

A look at the metro area's standout Indian markets and eateries—and why they all lie west of Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015

RECIPE

4 Frozen Fruit Popsicle Recipes to Help You Beat the Heat

A Northwest take on Mexican paletas keeps your picnic super cool.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015

RAINMAKER

How the Clymb is Changing the Rugged Outdoor Gear Market

Portland's breakout online fitness and adventure retailer offers top gear at huge discounts.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Mt Hood Territory

Picture-perfect meadows, ripe huckleberries, alpine lakes, and the country’s longest network of mountain-bike-specific trails on federal land await your muddy boots.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Inside Burrasca's New Brick-and-Mortar

The former Florentine food cart opens its doors on Southeast Clinton.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/14/2015

GOOD EATS

3 Ways to Make the Most of Oregon's Summer Tomato Bounty

Those heirloom beauties deserve a better end than a humble sandwich slice.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/13/2015

GET OUT

Gear Up with Our Gallery of Local Outdoor Toys and Tech

Outfit your summer adventures with handsome boots, go-anywhere meals, and the one tent to rule them all.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/13/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy’s Providore Market

Pastawork’s new food lover’s emporium will open in October with Flying Fish seafood and sit-down dining.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/07/2015

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Bastille Day celebrations, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and DIY GMO gardening at OMSI

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/07/2015

HIT LIST

The 2015 Portland Restaurant Halftime Report

We take a look at the biggest restaurant openings and closures of 2015, with updates on the year’s still-to-open prospects.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 06/24/2015

TECHNOLOGY

Small Wonders of Oregon's Nanotech Frontier

How the state's enterprising nanotech companies are innovating at the micro level.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/22/2015

EAT HERE NOW

5 Reasons to Check Out the New Portland Mercado

The east side's new Latino marketplace debuts with 7,000 square feet of authentic street food and south-of-the-border shopping.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/22/2015

RECIPE

Upgrade Your Picnic Hot Dogs with Stellar Toppings and Sides

Stray Dogs give Fourth of July outdoor eats some major pop.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/22/2015

BEST BEER

Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

  • By Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/22/2015

Eat Here Now

Happy Hour at Portland Penny Diner

Vitaly Paley’s casual breakfast and lunch spot rebrands with frybread “tacos” for dinner and cocktails on tap.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/16/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Is this Stretch of Downtown Portland's Little Italy?

Two new Italian-leaning watering holes anchor a budding stretch of Southwest Morrison.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/09/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Burrasca Will Open Inside the Former Block’s Café Space in July

The celebrated Florentine cart will go brick-and-mortar with hand-made pastas, an all-Tuscan bar, and 'Big Night' charm.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/04/2015

EAT THIS NOW

Hawaiian-Style Spam For Breakfast at Hale Pele

The nerdy tiki enclave whips up a mean island brunch—with cocktails to match.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/03/2015

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Hale Pale’s Blair Reynolds to open new bar, Bunk opens a Timbers outpost, and Racion shutters.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/29/2015

KITCHEN GEAR

Four Reasons to Visit the New Portland Knife House

A specialty knife store curates Japan's best cutlery and honors local makers.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/26/2015
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