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. 

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: August 22–28

Super-crunchy fish and chips at Salmonberry Saloon and cheesy bread at Kachka are your required eating for the week.

08/22/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Interview

Why Is Super Deluxe Rocking Portland’s Fast-Food World?

Restaurant chain mogul Micah Camden tells all. In short? The fall of national drive-throughs, ex-cons and high school students in the kitchen, and the great equalizer of race and money: a perfect burger.

08/15/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

High Spirits

Portland's Best Bars 2018

Raise a glass to reimagined wine bars, revelatory cocktails, and beer halls with brass.

08/14/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Bar Guide

6 Portland Bars Every Newcomer Must Know

Think Portland is all hazy IPAs and old-fashioneds? Only one way to learn the truth.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Restaurant Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Every Newcomer Must Visit

From PDX classics to new faves, these spots will give you a crash course in deliciousness. Welcome.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Ski Resorts

A Guide to Mount Hood's Ski Resorts

Here's a rundown of where to ski, snowboard, or just curl up by the fire.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Campground Guide

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Get Out of Town

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

News to Chew

Alibi Launches Karaoke Brunch, Mother's Bistro Relocates, and More PDX News

… including QuickFish in the Pearl, Burger Stevens at Dig a Pony, the final days for Ringside Fish House, and the opening of Kachka 2.0.

08/01/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

Bar Norman, a Natural Wine Paradise, Opens Its Doors on SE Clinton

Wine star Dana Frank’s baby is here, and it’s a stunner.

07/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Departure’s Gregory Gourdet to Host Talent-Studded James Beard Dinner Fundraiser

Thirteen of Portland's James Beard stars (and Congressman Earl Blumenauer) join forces to fight for a fair food system.

07/24/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Recipes

Make Kim Jong Grillin’s Salty-Sweet Galbi Short Ribs at Home

The secret ingredient? Strawberry Sunkist.

07/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

New Seasons Teams Up with Star Chef Matt Lightner to Reinvent the Meal Kit

The grocery chain tries its hand at a sophisticated, local version of Blue Apron.

06/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: June 20–26

Comforting pozole at Güero and smoked oyster dip at Enoteca Nostrana are your required eating for the week.

06/20/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams