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

John Gorham's Fall Flavors

In his new cookbook, the Toro Bravo chef shares the recipe for his coveted harissa-stewed butternut squash.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

Neighborhood Haunts

Trends can be tiring. Sometimes you just want to dine where everyone knows your name—and how you like your eggs.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Late Show

We get it: night owls need great food, too. Here are five sure-fire favorites (open until at least 1 am) when the drive-thru window just won't do.

11/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Multnomah Whiskey Library

A new drinking parlor ups the ante for sophisticated imbibing in Portland.

10/30/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

ROUNDUP

Portland’s Best Hot Sauces

We tried nearly every hot sauce Portland has to offer…and lived to tell the tale.

10/23/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

OPENING WATCH

Inside Mex-Tex Cantina La Taq

Rodney Muirhead’s new watering hole and taqueria opened up shop this week, and we’ve got photos and first bites.

10/09/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew

Multnomah Whiskey Library and La Taq open, Kevin Sandri leaves the Alberta St Pub, and more of the week's Portland food and drink news.

10/09/2013 By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, and Molly Woodstock

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Kevin Gibson Opening a Restaurant in Former June Space

Evoe chef and longtime Portland icon makes his next move.

10/09/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

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