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

Taqueria Nueve, Resurrected

The much-loved Mexican eatery rises again with familiar plates and a hungry crowd in tow.

04/29/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

04/25/2014 With Marty Patail, Randy Gragg, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas

DESIGN MEDIA

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kinfolk Magazine

The scrappy backstory and bold strategies behind the Portland-based entertaining magazine's global triumph.

04/22/2014 By Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

Tasty New Details for Eastern Oregon's Lostine Tavern

Pure Beef author and Slow Food missionary Lynne Curry talks about her upcoming Lostine Tavern, grass-fed burgers, and the challenges of locavore cooking in Eastern Oregon.

04/21/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Bend Butchers to Open a Japanese Soul Food Restaurant

Pono Farm digs into its Japanese roots with a butcher shop and eatery in Northeast Portland.

04/14/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Kachka’s Brand New Soviet Bites

We take a first look at soon-to-open Kachka’s drink-friendly offerings, with smoked fish, stuffed dumplings, and a few sweet surprises.

04/09/2014 By Benjamin Tepler Photography by Allison Jones

FEATURE

Kinfolk Magazine Takes Over the World

Portland's aesthetics-driven media empire handcrafts a global phenomenon

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Nonna's Meatball Comfort

Dayna McErlean's NE Killingsworth tavern delivers grandma-caliber linguini (and a winning wine list)

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

World Foods' Spring Vegetable Couscous

Portland’s first family of Lebanese cuisine brings their pantry to the Pearl District.

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Broder Nord’s New Dinner

Portland’s landmark brunch spot attempts Scandinavian supper.

04/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

GET OUT

Adventures on Kauai

PoMo’s intrepid staff members travelled to Hawaii’s “Garden Isle,” in search of tropical wilderness for both budget and big-ticket travelers.

03/25/2014 By Aaron Scott and Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

Russian Restaurant Kachka Readies to Launch

Chef Bonnie Morales gives us insight to her upcoming Russian tapas restaurant and the oft-misunderstood Eastern European palate.

03/10/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Nong’s Khao Man Gai to Open Restaurant

Portland’s food cart queen launches her first official sit-down eatery.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Upland Sour: The Ultimate Cranberry Cocktail

Washington’s first organic cranberry farm juices up local cocktails.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Biwa's Miso Maestro

Gabe Rosen takes a fermented favorite beyond the soup bowl with three new ways to use the umami-packed ingredient.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

TREND WATCH

5 Food and Drink Trends Taking Portland by Storm

The Hot List of 2014

02/25/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Pepe Le Moko, Unveiled

The long anticipated bar beneath the Clyde Common takes its first few sips.

02/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Pizza Night at Ned Ludd

The wood-fired kitchen debuts its Monday night pizza pop-up with fresh toppings and even fresher beats.

02/11/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

DAY TRIPPER

12 Hours of Eating in Seattle

Where to eat, drink, and be merry right now in Portland’s big sister city.

02/05/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST BARS 2014

A Portland Cocktail for Every Occasion

Whether your spirit of choice is vodka, whiskey, gin, rum, or tequila, we've handpicked a selection sure to please.

02/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler