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. 

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

RECIPE

Make Pok Pok's Famous Wings at Home

Pok Pok built a national empire on addictive Vietnamese chicken wings. Meet the man behind the recipe.

10/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

Q&A: The Country Cat’s Adam Sappington

Feast Sandwich Invitational “people's” champ dishes on lamb burgers, hangin’ with Guy Fieri, and his upcoming cookbook

09/25/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Late Night Sandwiches at Devil’s Dill

Sandwich newcomers up the ante for late night snacking.

09/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Ataula’s Unadulterated Spain

A native Spaniard brings his flavors and training to Northwest Portland.

09/11/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Alberta Street Pub's Upscale Grub

A Portland bar is reborn with updated East Coast classics, from meatball heros to craft beer-battered fish and chips.

09/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Fifty Licks' Frozen Whiskey Lemonade

Ice cream entrepreneur Chad Draizin shares his recipe for a summer-stretching spiked sorbet.

09/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Olympic Provisions Expands Meat Empire

Local salami kings move into 33,000-foot Southeast warehouse, major distribution and new product lines in the works.

08/28/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Tastebud’s Monday Market Lunch

Fresh salads at the Pioneer Courthouse Square farmers market are among summer's best-kept lunchtime secrets.

08/28/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Roman Candle’s Breakfast Bowls

A taste test of Roman Candle Bakery’s wholesome, spoonable, fruit-filled breakfast offerings.

08/21/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

Inside Le Pigeon's High-Flying Cookbook

Gabriel Rucker's new tome reveals stories and recipes from his James Beard Award-winning East Burnside kitchen.

08/16/2013 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Details Emerge for Spanish Gastrobar Ataula

Michelin-trained Jose Chesa opens Ataula next week with playful tapas, authentic paella, and a touch of modernism.

08/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Fried Chicken at Podnah’s Pit

Updates for La Taq, tentatively opening in September from Portland’s Texas BBQ king, plus a taste of Wednesday’s Fried Chicken Night.

08/07/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Relish Gastropub's Crowd-Pleasing Fare

Chef Josef Valoff brings hand-cut noodles and a killer burger to a former funeral parlor in Westmoreland.

08/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

Sea Foraging for Beginners

Restaurant Beck's chef Justin Wills reveals the Oregon Coast's edible treasures with his recipe for albacore crudo and sea beans.

08/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Technicolor Teote

A new Venezuelan-inspired eatery explodes with perfect masa cakes, beautifully marinated grilled meats, and a novel after-dinner bar concept.

07/31/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

READ EM AND EAT

Inside “The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home” Cookbook

Stories and recipes from America’s new deli thinkers.

07/24/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Grassa on the Fly

A new pasta joint from Lardo’s Rick Gencarelli brings wallet-friendly noodles to West End.

07/17/2013 By Benjamin Tepler