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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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

FIT CITY

Gym Spotlight: Müv Training Portland

If your workout routines tend to get stale quickly, mix it up with Müv’s multitude of classes.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 01/27/2016

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Stout Month Returns, Acadia Celebrates Mardi Gras, and More Portland Food Events

... including traditional song and dance at Las Primas, Base Camp's Collabofest, and a Korean bo ssam pop-up from Meadowlark.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Hot Cups for Cold Days

From chai to hot buttered rum, we’ve got the liquid cure for whatever ails you.

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Taste-Testing Portland’s Pho Kings

We slurped bowls from a handful of the city’s most beloved neighborhood pho spots. Here are this winter’s essential beef noodle soups.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe

Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

RECIPE

A Taste of True Catalan Comfort

Spanish Modernist Jose Chesa shares a recipe from his chocolate-fueled childhood.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From poke bowls at World Foods to fried chicken at Dub’s St. Johns, these are the things you must consume immediately.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 01/20/2016

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Le Vieux to shutter, elite Tokyo Ramen comes to Portland, and Park Kitchen eliminates tipping.

  • By Alex Keith
  • Published 01/18/2016

BREAKING NEWS

Portland’s Din Din Will Close in February

Courtney Sproule is hanging up her apron for now. We’ll miss her unusual blend of French cooking, seasonal intensity and changing monthly décor.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/18/2016

FORECASTING 2016

We Predict: Portland’s Best Restaurants 2016

A charcoal-fired paella restaurant, a Southern Thai curry house, the city’s first food hall, and bold new small plates compete to be Portland’s next great breakout.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/13/2016
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