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

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

Coffee Guide: Standout Shops

16 Places in Portland to Drink Coffee Right Now

From hand-roasted beans to double-decker buses to scene-stealing décor, these destinations are in a class of their own.

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

Hometown Pride

James Beard Awards 2017: Oregon Dominates NW Semifinalists

The lauded award foundation names 19 Beaver State notables.

02/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

First Look: Güero's New Brick-and-Mortar

The wildly popular torta cart has moved up the street, with some major upgrades to the menu and the décor.

02/13/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

First Look: Nomad.PDX Fires Up the Induction Burners

Eat Beat checks out the modernist duo's new space on NE 24th Avenue.

02/07/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: Jan 31–Feb 6

From Tuscan bread soup at Higgins to chocolate-hazelnut smoothies at the Daily Feast, these are the things you must eat this week.

01/31/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Hit List

Portland's Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Sticky hands, temper tantrums, and picky eaters are welcome at these 24 eateries.

01/25/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat Here Now

After a Shaky Start, Bar Casa Vale Finds Its Footing

With a long sherry menu and Spanish drinking food, Nate Tilden’s newest spot looks to make good on its promise.

01/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

How to Master the Supreme Chinese Soup Dumpling

Take a bao—we’ve got tips from Portland chef Jasper Shen.

01/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Pets: Beast Masters

Portland’s Dog Training Experts Are Divided into Dueling Camps. What Works?

It's been a long, confounding odyssey.

01/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Danwei Canting’s Wide World of Beijing Cuisine

A new fast-casual Chinese eatery offers a playlist of the capital’s diverse offerings.

01/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Winter Openings

5 Restaurants to Watch for in Winter 2017

By mid-February, Portland will have a new class of promising eateries to explore.

01/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Honky Tonk Taco to Become an OP Wurst

The short-lived SE Division Street taco spot will soon transform into a sausage factory.

12/28/2016 By Benjamin Tepler