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. 

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Castagna’s Black Cod

A look inside Castagna’s food laboratory at one of the most refreshing dishes of the year.

05/21/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

The Ultimate Breakfast Taco

Farmers market veteran Mark Doxtader shows us how to start the day right.

05/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Mark Doxtader

Farmers Market icon Mark Doxtader samples from PSU's newest vendors for the ultimate breakfast taco.

05/18/2013 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Mark Doxtader

Farmers Market icon Mark Doxtader samples from PSU’s newest vendors for the ultimate breakfast taco.

05/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Versatile Bites at Relish Gastropub

A new Sellwood-Moreland restaurant offers seasonal, elevated pub food and great local brews for all audiences.

05/15/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Picnic’s Chicken Sandwich

This week we climb into Picnic's wooden, A-frame food cart to uncover the ultimate DIY, locavore sandwich.

05/13/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Chugging the Sacrament at Church

A new bar in Northeast Portland tries to make drinking a religious experience.

05/08/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ANATOMY OF A DISH

La Sangucheria’s Chicharron Sandwich

We peek beneath the bread to discover the spicy, porky secrets of downtown Portland’s Peruvian sandwich cart.

05/07/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew

Everything you need to know about this week's Portland food and drink news, including the openings of Addy's Sandwich Bar and Guero Tacos.

05/07/2013 By Allison Jones

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Polish Pub Food At Bar Dobre

Bar Dobre brings local ingredients, from-scratch everything, curated vodka, and Polish ambition to SE Hawthorne—but needs some work to become a serious player.

05/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Introducing: Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery

A new urban winery and bistro curates an artisan cheese selection as diverse as its bottle list.

05/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Eat This Now: Brunch at Lauretta Jean's

The all-butter crusts still draw a crowd, but there's much more than pie happening here (especially on a weekend morning).

05/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Diving Into Wafu’s Roasted Crab Hand Roll

We take a close look at the flavorful elements of this best-selling dish from SE Division Street's "inauthentic" ramen house.

04/30/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Cambodian Flavors at Sok Sab Bai

A newly converted cart-to-brick-and-mortar brings Cambodian flavor and finesse to Southeast Portland.

04/24/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEHIND THE SCENES

Chocolate Salami at Olympic Provisions

Ever wonder how chocolate salami is made? We invaded the Olympic Provisions pastry kitchen to discover the secret behind this sweet novelty.

04/23/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEHIND THE SCENES

Smoke Signals Cocktail at Laurelhurst Market

Ever wonder how ice gets smoked? We went behind the scenes to uncover the secret to one of Portland's most iconic cocktails.

04/17/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Bagel Wars: The Front Line

Closures and expansions in Portland’s ever-changing bagel scene and a few new hole-y warriors you need to know about.

04/16/2013 By Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones

FEATURE

Ocean Alchemy

Great artisan salts are made across the world—but not much in the United States. From the mucky shores of Netarts Bay, Ben Jacobsen wants to change that.

04/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

New Potato Gnocchi

Flexitarian chef Abby Fammartino serves a spring dish almost anyone can enjoy.

04/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Abby Fammartino

Abby's Table chef Abby Fammartino gives us her recipe for a flavorful gluten-free gnocchi.

04/12/2013 Edited by Benjamin Tepler