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. 

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

HIT LIST

The Scoop: Breaking Ice Cream Bulletin

Fifty Licks brick-and-mortar details, ice cream CSAs, and the best restaurants to satisfy your frozen dessert cravings.

07/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Sok Sab Bai's Cambodian Flair

A Clinton neighborhood newcomer brings fresh flavors from former food cart chefs.

07/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

COVER STORY

Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

07/01/2013 With Christian DeBenedetti, Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Marty Patail, and Branden Andersen Edited by Rachel Ritchie