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. 

Breaking News

Eb & Bean to Open Third Location in Northwest Portland

The fro-yo revolutionary makes its west-side debut with more magic shell, ice cream sandwiches, and plenty of chocolate.

12/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: West Takes Over the Old Wildwood Digs

An iconic space gets new life after four years of nail-biting.

12/07/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bullard’s Sister Bar Abigail Hall

Woodlark hotel’s new bar is smokin’ hot.

12/05/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Bar Casa Vale's New Restaurant, Suttle Lodge's Chef Series, and More PDX Food News

… including Sammich on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, a new bar from notable drink man Tommy Klus and the ongoing national discussion over that Thrillist review of Stanich's.

12/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Nov 28–Dec 4

Brunch at Heart Coffee’s Woodstock location, try canelón at Ataula, and drive all the way down to Bend for some truly exceptional sandwiches.

11/28/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination.

11/20/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Recipes

Carlo Lamagna Shares a Favorite Filipino Christmas Recipe

It's time for stockings, Santa, and arroz caldo.

11/20/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Woodsman Tavern to Close, Tasty n Sons to Move, and More PDX Food News

... including a new bottle shop at Dame, Blue Star Donut shuffles, and new details for the Paleys' third hotel restaurant.

11/14/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Hoxton Hotel’s La Neta

Johnny Leach’s Mexican restaurant sources top-shelf masa, smears guacamole toast, and serves a cornflake, yogurt, and gin breakfast cocktail.

11/09/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market

The focaccia and cannoli have landed in Lents.

11/06/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Farm Spirit to Move into Roost Space

The vegan fine dining stalwart will reopen with more space, a new menu, and Fermenter, a lab devoted to all things microbial.

11/01/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Nimblefish and Holiday Unite for a Vegan Sushi Dinner

Get ready for persimmon sunomono and cauliflower sashimi from two of Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants 2018.

10/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Smokehouse Tavern to Become Polish-Focused Delores Restaurant

B. J. Smith, a SE Morrison barbecue player, will cook the Polish-leaning, playful comfort food of his childhood starting November 26.

10/29/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Executive Director

This Portlander Takes School Fundraising to the Next Level

As executive director of All Hands Raised, Dan Ryan brings fundraising dollars to more school districts.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Science

Wolf. Dog. What’s the Difference?

A pair of scientists chase canine evolution deep into DNA.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

PoMo Critic Karen Brooks Featured in The Best American Food Writing 2018

Food literature idol Ruth Reichl curates 28 of the nation’s best writers for the inaugural edition.

10/16/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018

Portland's Best New Restaurants of 2018

Ten amazing dining destinations, five must-eat dishes, and one neighborhood on the rise. It's an excellent year to eat in Portland.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Best Restaurants 2018: Still-Flapping

Portland’s Best New Restaurants 2018: Nimblefish Serves Up Serious Sushi

All the fish. None of the frills.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: Burger Time

Portland's Best New Restaurants 2018: Super Deluxe Is Our Answer to In-N-Out

Micah Camden's drive-through brings together all walks for burgers, fries, and fizzy waters.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: The Next Generation

Portland's Best New Restaurants 2018: Nostrana’s Little Sib Is More Than a Wine Bar

An Italian institution's side hustle holds its own.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler