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

Teote's Venezuelan Fire

Arepas, grilled meats, and mezcal form a new haven of vibrant Latin American flavors

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Classic Spanish Flavors at Ataula

Barcelona-born chef Jose Chesa brings the cuisine of Iberia to Northwest Portland

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

The Missing Link

The ultimate holiday dessert in disguise? Chocolate salami. We share the recipe from Olympia Provisions, the sausage kings of Portland.

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Burrasca’s Florentine Cart Cuisine

A Florentine native nails Tuscan classics for a shoestring budget.

11/26/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

PaaDee Owner to Open New Restaurant

Portland’s Thai ambassador Earl Ninsom launches his newest venture: an intimate, multi course, “old school” Thai eatery.

11/19/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Olympic Provisions to Publish Cookbook

The salami kings of Portland are teaming up with cookbook star Meredith Erickson for an as-yet-unnamed cookbook, due fall 2015.

11/11/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

Q&A: T Project Tea’s Teri Gelber

Portland’s newest tea missionary talks Stumptown’s tea history, 60’s music, and local collaborations.

11/06/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Wave of Portland Eating

Fall unleashes yet another surge of eating from notable names and one promising new arrival.

11/01/2013 Photography by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

John Gorham's Fall Flavors

In his new cookbook, the Toro Bravo chef shares the recipe for his coveted harissa-stewed butternut squash.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

Neighborhood Haunts

Trends can be tiring. Sometimes you just want to dine where everyone knows your name—and how you like your eggs.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Late Show

We get it: night owls need great food, too. Here are five sure-fire favorites (open until at least 1 am) when the drive-thru window just won't do.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Multnomah Whiskey Library

A new drinking parlor ups the ante for sophisticated imbibing in Portland.

10/30/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ROUNDUP

Portland’s Best Hot Sauces

We tried nearly every hot sauce Portland has to offer…and lived to tell the tale.

10/23/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

OPENING WATCH

Inside Mex-Tex Cantina La Taq

Rodney Muirhead’s new watering hole and taqueria opened up shop this week, and we’ve got photos and first bites.

10/09/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew

Multnomah Whiskey Library and La Taq open, Kevin Sandri leaves the Alberta St Pub, and more of the week's Portland food and drink news.

10/09/2013 By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, and Molly Woodstock

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Kevin Gibson Opening a Restaurant in Former June Space

Evoe chef and longtime Portland icon makes his next move.

10/09/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Kevin Sandri out at Alberta Street Pub

After just four months at the helm of Alberta Street Pub’s renovated kitchen, Kevin Sandri is throwing in the apron.

10/07/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Stellar Shawarma and Sabich at Gonzo

In the shelter of Southeast Portland’s Basecamp Brewing, a food cart crafts from-scratch Israeli street food all winter long.

10/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Old Salt's Ambitious Marketplace

The minds behind Grain & Gristle launch a food bazaar in the Cully neighborhood.

10/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler