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. 

Recipes

Recreate a Southeast Asian Night Market at Home

Sick of the hot dog and burger brigade? Try these funky, spice-studded recipes and recommendations from some of Portland's top Asian-leaning chefs.

07/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

Summer Is Time for Rally Pizza’s Marvelous New Frozen Desserts

The Vancouver spot ups its custard game with boozy shakes, textured sundaes, and cold brew affogatos.

07/19/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Fire at Big's Chicken, Dana Frank Leaves Dame, and More PDX Food News

… including Biwa's rebirth, the opening of Level Beer, and a Steven Smith Teamaker outpost in Korea.

07/13/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

The Secret Find at Stacked Sandwiches? Salad

Portland’s new sandwich upstart has an unexpected strength.

07/10/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Portland's Top Pop-Up Restaurants of Summer 2017

Some of our favorite places to eat and drink lead double lives this season, with fresh projects tailor-made for the warm weather.

07/10/2017 By Benjamin Tepler and Kelly Clarke

Dining Guide

15 Portland Seafood Spots Worth a Deep Dive

From ceviche to sushi, oysters to octopus, here are some of the best spots for devouring Cascadia's briny bounty.

07/10/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Recipes

Make the Shakshuka from Tasty n Sons at Home

And pair it with an awesomely savory, horseradish-hot Bloody Mary.

07/10/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

The City's Best

7 Can't-Miss Portland Bars

Our impressive annual rainfall inspires an equally remarkable drinking scene. Begin imbibing here.

06/30/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Starter Kit

5 Must-Eat Portland Dishes

From game-changing ice cream to the best Thai chicken and rice imaginable, here are the local eats you can't miss.

06/30/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

A Newcomer's Guide to Portland's Essential Restaurants

Shout it loud: Portland’s scrappy food scene punches way above its weight. Want to dive in? Start here.

06/30/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

Salsa-Making Class at Xico, La Ruta Spanish Food Festival, and More PDX Food Events

… including a Japanese baking class, OP sausage collaborations, and a fried seafood and cocktail pop-up.

06/22/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

The Country Cat Shows Its Healthy Side

The famously heavy Americana brunch spot goes on a health kick with its weekday-only Ferne + Holly pop-up.

06/22/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Vitaly Paley Serves Giant Pizzas, Zilla Sake Expands, and More PDX Food News

… including brunch at Tiffin Asha, vandalism on Alberta, and a concept change for Peruvian Paiche.

06/19/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Stakes Are High at the 17th Annual Wild About Game Competition

The annual Seattle vs. Portland fall showdown goes big league, with guest judging from famed food writer Ruth Reichl and our own critic Karen Brooks.

06/14/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

13 Portland Restaurants for Serious Beer Drinkers

From perfect pilsners for summer swilling to cask-conditioned fruit beer, these spots take their taps as seriously as their plates.

06/12/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Recipes

The Secret to the Heavenly Birds at Big's Chicken? Mayonnaise.

Here's how to make this delicious, hickory-bathed barbecue stunner at home.

06/12/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Beer Guide 2017: Coming Soon

4 Portland Breweries We Can't Wait For

From an Argay neighborhood brewery to a new Great Notion outpost, these are the places already making us thirsty.

06/12/2017 By Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Wilson

Food Event Spotlight

Feast Tickets Are on Sale and Going Fast

Grab tickets to Portland’s sixth annual food festival before it’s too late!

06/06/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Bunk Takes On the Hamburger

The storied sandwich empire’s Wonder Ballroom location is ground zero for a serious new burger contender.

05/26/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

First Look: Can Font Portland, Classic Catalonian Restaurant Direct from Barcelona

We've got a sneak peek at the Barcelona mainstay's new Pearl District location, opening June 3.

05/26/2017 Photography by Benjamin Tepler