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. 

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Bon App Loves PDX; Oregon Cheeses Win Big

Kachka and Milk Glass Market make the Top 50 from Bon Appétit and local cheeses blow away the competition at the American Cheese Society competition.

08/07/2015 By Katie Vaughan and Benjamin Tepler

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Recapping Pickathon 2015—in Photos!

From a soulful Leon Bridges to Sinkane's sweaty psychadelia; from tUnE-yArDs' heart-pounding hypnotism to JD McPerson's retro rockabilly, Pickathon filled our ears, souls—and bellies—with delights. And we've got the pics to prove it.

08/03/2015 Photography by Brendan Duggan, Amy Martin, Andrea Tomasi, and Samuel Hunt By Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones

BREAKING NEWS

Ataula Owners to Open a Paella Restaurant and Churros Bar

The masterminds behind Portland’s popular Spanish eatery will launch two projects: Chesa and 180, both on Northeast Broadway.

07/31/2015 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Ramen Spot, Marukin, to Open Inside Pine Street Market

The upcoming food hall adds a reputable Japanese noodle name to its roster.

07/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including wild game at Lardo, free hot dogs, and Peruvian Independence Day celebrations galore.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

GOOD EATS

Where to Eat and Shop for Indian Food in Beaverton

A look at the metro area's standout Indian markets and eateries—and why they all lie west of Portland.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

4 Frozen Fruit Popsicles to Help You Beat the Heat

A Northwest take on Mexican paletas keeps your picnic super cool.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RAINMAKER

How the Clymb is Changing the Rugged Outdoor Gear Market

Portland's breakout online fitness and adventure retailer offers top gear at huge discounts.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Mt Hood Territory

Picture-perfect meadows, ripe huckleberries, alpine lakes, and the country’s longest network of mountain-bike-specific trails on federal land await your muddy boots.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Inside Burrasca's New Brick-and-Mortar

The former Florentine food cart opens its doors on Southeast Clinton.

07/14/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

GOOD EATS

3 Ways to Make the Most of Oregon's Summer Tomato Bounty

Those heirloom beauties deserve a better end than a humble sandwich slice.

07/13/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

GET OUT

Gear Up with Our Gallery of Local Outdoor Toys and Tech

Outfit your summer adventures with handsome boots, go-anywhere meals, and the one tent to rule them all.

07/13/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy’s Providore Market

Pastawork’s new food lover’s emporium will open in October with Flying Fish seafood and sit-down dining.

07/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Bastille Day celebrations, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and DIY GMO gardening at OMSI

07/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

The 2015 Portland Restaurant Halftime Report

We take a look at the biggest restaurant openings and closures of 2015, with updates on the year’s still-to-open prospects.

06/24/2015 By Eat Beat Team

TECHNOLOGY

Small Wonders of Oregon's Nanotech Frontier

How the state's enterprising nanotech companies are innovating at the micro level.

06/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

5 Reasons to Check Out the New Portland Mercado

The east side's new Latino marketplace debuts with 7,000 square feet of authentic street food and south-of-the-border shopping.

06/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Upgrade Your Picnic Hot Dogs with Stellar Toppings and Sides

Stray Dogs give Fourth of July outdoor eats some major pop.

06/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST BEER

Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

06/22/2015 By Zach Dundas, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail

Eat Here Now

Happy Hour at Portland Penny Diner

Vitaly Paley’s casual breakfast and lunch spot rebrands with frybread “tacos” for dinner and cocktails on tap.

06/16/2015 By Benjamin Tepler