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

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

Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Eb & Bean to Open Third Location in Northwest Portland

The fro-yo revolutionary makes its west-side debut with more magic shell, ice cream sandwiches, and plenty of chocolate.

12/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: West Takes Over the Old Wildwood Digs

An iconic space gets new life after four years of nail-biting.

12/07/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bullard’s Sister Bar Abigail Hall

Woodlark hotel’s new bar is smokin’ hot.

12/05/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Bar Casa Vale's New Restaurant, Suttle Lodge's Chef Series, and More PDX Food News

… including Sammich on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, a new bar from notable drink man Tommy Klus and the ongoing national discussion over that Thrillist review of Stanich's.

12/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Nov 28–Dec 4

Brunch at Heart Coffee’s Woodstock location, try canelón at Ataula, and drive all the way down to Bend for some truly exceptional sandwiches.

11/28/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination.

11/20/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Recipes

Carlo Lamagna Shares a Favorite Filipino Christmas Recipe

It's time for stockings, Santa, and arroz caldo.

11/20/2018 By Benjamin Tepler