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. 

News to Chew

Pok Pok NW Opens, Roe Moves West, Plus More PDX Food News

… including brunch at Jackrabbit and major openings for Laurelhurst Market’s chicken operation, and Fifty Licks ice cream.

04/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Güero No. 1 Tortas Goes Brick-and-Mortar

The venerated Mexican sandwich cart outgrows its pod—and adds mescal margaritas.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

13 Portland Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Sick of dirty fries and Velveeta? Spend your hard-earned cash at these spots.

04/17/2017 By Eat Beat Team

The Other Oregon: Wallowas

Northeast Oregon's Wallowa Mountains Are Worth the Drive

From Joseph’s Jennings Hotel to jet boats on the Snake River, this corner of the state is prime for easy family touring or epic adventures.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler and Margaret Seiler

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Hit List

8 Power Lunch Destinations in Downtown Portland

Hosting foreign executives? Taking the team out for martinis? Just want to wear a suit? We’ve got a crisp-linen tablecloth for you.

04/11/2017 By Elise Herron

Breaking News

Boke Dokie to Open inside Rachel’s Ginger Beer on SE Hawthorne

The growing fried chicken mini-chain will open its third location at the end of April.

04/03/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Hit List

Portland’s 10 Best Oyster Spots

Shuck, slurp, and repeat.

03/28/2017 By Elise Herron

Food Event Spotlight

What Happens When a Tech Journalist Dives into the World of Wine?

At an upcoming Powell's event, PoMo’s own Karen Brooks interviews esteemed journalist and former Portlander Bianca Bosker about her vino-fueled voyage.

03/24/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

First Look: Jenn Louis’s Israeli–Focused Ray

Lincoln’s Mideast successor is now open on North Williams.

03/24/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Pok Pok LA Closes, Good Coffee Starts Roasting, Plus More PDX Food News

… including a new Pearl District restaurant from David Machado, Heart Pizza’s second location, and new Mexican spot Chalino.

03/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Real Estate 2017: Big Dreams

If Portland Has to Grow and Grow, We Have a Few Demands. Better Sashimi, for One.

From water taxis to truly great sushi, here's our big city wish list.

03/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Beloved Seattle Export Rachel's Ginger Beer Flies Deep Under Portland's Radar

It's our northern neighbor's equivalent to Salt & Straw. So why is the SE Hawthorne outpost so quiet?

03/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

Dana Frank Leads Portland's Natural Wine Revolution

The Dame sommelier walks us through the wild, sometimes weird-smelling world of natural wine.

03/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

How to Build a Grain Salad, According to Tusk Chef Sam Smith

Here's the Mideast restaurant’s formula for a perfect spring bowl.

03/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Hit List

Portland’s 5 Best Close-In Taquerias

Amazing taco spots dot the fringes of our city, but sometimes you just need a quick fix.

03/16/2017 By Elise Herron

First Look

First Look: Inside Chris Cosentino's Jackrabbit

The celebrity chef transplant brings roasted pig head, "brainaise," and ample foie gras to downtown Portland.

03/14/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Lincoln to Close, Fifty Licks Readies E Burnside Location, Plus More PDX Food News

… including chef shuffles at Dame, Johanna Ware's return, and the shuttering of a Chinese hot pot favorite.

03/01/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Cheat Sheet

Where to Score the Best Three-Course Deals during Portland Dining Month

Here are our 15 top picks for March’s money-saving bonanza.

02/22/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Danwei Canting Brings Beijing's Melting-Pot Flavors to Southeast Portland

From Chongqing egg noodles to Xianjiang lamb skewers, the SE Stark Street spot serves up a best-of playlist.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler