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. 

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

Recipes

Oui Presse Puts the Coffee Back in Coffee Cake

Coffee and pastry collide in this espresso-soaked sour cream cake, topped with a toffee-flavored moonscape of whole nuts and batter scraps.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Coffee and Pastries

Here's where to go, what to drink, and what to eat in a city obsessed with great beans.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: International Bakeries

Pastries without Borders: 6 Globe-Trotting Portland Bakeries

Swedish cinnamon knots to Japanese kare doughnuts, butter is a universal language.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: Morning Glories

Portland's 10 Best Pastries

Canelé to croissants, crostata to coffee cake, this is why we get out of bed.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Karen Brooks

Coffee Guide: Nice Package

6 Portland Coffee Roasters with Primo Packaging

From mason jars to arabesque fonts, these beans stand out on our city's crowded coffee shelves.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: Hallowed Ground

9 Neighborhood Coffee Shops We Love

No matter your quadrant, the best coffeehouse is the one closest to you.

02/20/2017 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: Cream of the Cups

5 Coffee Drinks Worth a Drive across Town

From thirst-quenching coffee soda to a decadent s'mores mocha, it's time to abandon that Americano order.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler