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. 

First Impressions

Matt’s BBQ Goes Tex-Mex

One of Portland’s premier meat slingers is serving Austin-style breakfast tacos on SE Hawthorne.

03/12/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Oregon Nabs 16 James Beard Semifinalist Nominations

2019 could be a big year for our hometown food heroes.

02/27/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Dame Shifts to a Pop-Up-in-Residence Model

The first tenants at Dame Collective? Perlot’s Patrick McKee and Farm Spirit alums Kei Ohdera and John Schaible.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Spring Road Trips: Oregon Outback

The Oregon Outback Offers Up Otherworldly Views and Healing Hot Springs

Seeking total solitude? Look no further.

02/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Mannheimer, and Benjamin Tepler

Spring Road Trips: Snack Packer

Pack the Ultimate Picnic Basket for Your Next Road Trip

From smoked oysters to Alpine cheese, toss these delicious fixings in the trunk.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

The Roads Less Traveled

3 Undiscovered Pacific Northwest Road Trips

Fjords, calderas, and crab shacks: escape the city with these adventures.

02/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies and Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Bar West Thrives in Northwest's Famed Wildwood Space

The new spot nails the neighborhood charm.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Texas Pecan Sheet Cake Gets a Cannabis Kick

What does Oregon’s top cannabis chocolatier eat in her downtime? Fancy weed brownies, basically.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Aviary’s Secret Tiki Menu Is an Antidote to Winter Chill

Munch on Crab Rangoon and sip Painkillers all month long.

02/12/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Cookbooks

Q&A: Salt & Straw’s Flavor Maestro Tyler Malek

Portland’s dominant ice cream force will release its first cookbook in April. We sat down with the company’s longtime co-owner to talk crazy flavors, xanthan gum, and the future of S&S.

02/11/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Wellness: Couldn't Hurt

Bargain Massages, Therapy Bunnies, and 9 More Ways to Feel Better

Portland serves up a dizzying buffet of options for improving your mind, body, and soul—or at least an hour or two of your day.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Casey Jarman, Amy Martin, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

This Potpie Recipe from Urdaneta Is a Potent Love Potion

Consume at your own risk.

01/29/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Jan 23–29

Corned beef at Broder and wood-fired beets at Bar West are your required eating for the week.

01/23/2019 By Eat Beat Team

Weekly Planner

Zero Waste Dinners, Shuck Oyster Festival, and More PDX Food Events

... including a Prohibition-themed party at Circa 33, a bluefin tuna dinner, and discounts for government employees.

01/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Fried Egg I’m in Love

The popular food cart moves into a brick-and-mortar with new veggie sandwiches, hash browns, and breakfast drinks.

01/16/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Oregon Dominates the 2019 Good Food Awards

Our state's obsessive artisan crafters earned the most accolades in the Pacific Northwest.

01/15/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Year in Review

3 Last-Minute Restaurant Closures of 2018

The death toll rises.

12/31/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Make Sweedeedee's Legendary Corn Cakes at Home

No brunch lines required.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Little Italy Lands at a New Bakery in Lents

Bella's Italian Bakery and Market brings Godfather-level pastries and focaccia to Southeast Portland.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hidden Portland: Eat This Now

4 Under-the-Radar Portland Food Scores

Lobster rolls to Indian spices, don't sleep on these finds.

12/21/2018 By Brian Barker, Fiona McCann, and Benjamin Tepler