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. 

The Color Detective

How an Oregon State Professor Accidentally Created a New Shade of Blue

It was the first truly new blue discovered in more than two centuries.

09/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Savor

From Tongue to Testicles, Celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino Cooks the Nasty Bits

The Jackrabbit chef publishes his offal opus.

09/13/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Wine Picks

The 50 Oregon Wines You Need to Drink Right Now

Eight Portland wine experts give their top bottle picks for every activity, from stormwatching to drinking while you cook.

09/13/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

David Thompson Comes to Pok Pok, Feast, and More PDX Food Events

… including the Grand Aioli at Castagna, a Marshall’s Haute Sauce class, and a fundraising dinner at Aviv.

09/13/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

Naomi Pomeroy Cooks at Teutonic, a Fruit Tart Festival, and More PDX Food Events

… including a Georgian dinner at Ray, Elizabeth Beekley's lemon pies, and High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke.

08/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Beyond Muffins: Brunch at Water Avenue Coffee

The local roaster steps up with massive hotcakes, espresso mole, and chorizo-egg sandwiches.

08/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Interview

6 Questions for Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author Chris Cosentino

We sit down with the Top Chef: Masters star and new Portland chef to dish on his upcoming cookbook, Offal Good.

08/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

We Thought Portland Had Reached Peak Sandwich. Stacked Proves Us Wrong.

And ups the ante with some seriously impressive salads.

08/14/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

The Solo Club's Amari Aces Share 3 Spritzer Recipes

Transform the random stuff in your kitchen into a refreshing cooler.

08/14/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Vegan? Carnivore? Gregory Gourdet's Summer Salad Satisfies All Eaters

Departure's Top Chef celeb pulls out all the stops for this equal-opportunity stunner.

08/14/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Flying Fish Is Portland’s Freshest Raw Bar

Go for your weeknight fillet, stay for the beet-cured king salmon and oysters.

08/14/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Oregon Wins Big at the National Cheese Awards, a Bon Appétit Lovefest, and More PDX Food News

… including Water Avenue’s new food menu, Tasty n Sons' expansion into McMinnville, and a fire at Fish Sauce.

08/02/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

A Puerto Rican Block Party at Chesa, Southern-Korean Dinners, and More PDX Food Events

… including a Tusk/Kachka summer soiree, a flash mob-style Dinner en Blanc, and a cookbook reading at Powell’s.

08/01/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

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