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. 

OPENING WATCH

The People’s Pig Puts Down Roots

One of Portland’s best food carts turns to barbecue for its brick-and-mortar.

08/08/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

OPINION

Has the Food Cart Bubble Burst?

Why Portland’s ever-growing cart scene is a double-edged sword.

08/05/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Portland Taquerias' Top Tacos

Three cantinas stoking our hand-held cravings this summer (plus plenty of drinks to wash down the spice)

08/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPES

3 Fresh Ways to Use Heirloom Tomatoes

Make the most of Oregon’s summer tomato bounty in these new spins on seasonal salads and chilled soup.

08/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

GET OUT

Coast Camping at Second Beach

Head to Washington's wild Olympic Coast for some of the best oceanside accommodations in the Northwest.

07/29/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Swank & Swine, Daniel Mondok’s Next Act

The celebrated Sel Gris chef returns to Portland’s restaurant arena with mixed results.

07/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

A Kure for the Common Smoothie

The Extra Mile, a perennial customer favorite, tastes like dessert but is packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals.

07/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

5 Fresh Market-to-Table Recipes

We asked some of Portland’s best chefs, artisans, and farmers to share their favorite recipes for the season's bounty.

07/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler Photography by Nomad

HIT LIST

Portland's 10 Best Guilt-Free Dishes

Vegan sushi, Paleo parfaits, bracingly acidic ceviche, and salads a-plenty...there's a whole new world of healthy dining out there, and it's delicious.

07/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Molly Woodstock

GET OUT

Backpacking the Emigrant Wilderness

A look at Yosemite’s wild sister to the north

07/16/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Far-Flung Plates at the Lostine Tavern

A first look at Eastern Oregon’s new farm-to-table eatery.

07/16/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Bier and Brats at Stammtisch

Food takes center stage at a new German beer hall from the owners of Prost!

07/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WINNING FINDS

A Locally Made Camping Gear Guide

Get ready for summer excursions with these made-in-Oregon goods, from high-style hiking boots to Big Bottom Whiskey's pouches of bourbon.

07/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Clyde Common’s Revamped Menu

New chef Carlo Lamagna struts his stuff at Portland’s iconic hotel eatery.

06/24/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Breakfast Tacos and Cocktails at Uno Mas West

One of Portland’s best taquerias tackles breakfast.

06/18/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Maine Street’s Lobster Roll

An East Coast couple brings the New England staple to Portland.

06/11/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

We say goodbye to Bar Dobre and Sauvage, say hello to Case Study Coffee and Little Big Burger on Alberta, and look forward to a new era at Laurelhurst Market.

06/04/2014 By Eat Beat Team

GETAWAYS

The Adventures of Musgrove and Yogi

A cabin hunter and his fearless pup explore the Pacific Northwest’s most magnificent forest service rentals.

06/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

3 Early Summer Salads from PDX's Vegetable Whisperer

Ava Gene’s chef Josh McFadden gets fresh with fava beans, radishes, spring onions, broccoli, and sugar snap peas. Dinner is served.

06/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Four Reasons to Dine at Kachka Right Now

Eastern promises (and plenty of vodka) await inside Portland’s new Russian eatery.

06/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler