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

Racion’s Fried Sweetbreads

We step into Anthony Cafiero’s molecular arena for a taste of his steakhouse-inspired fried sweetbreads.

12/16/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Davenport’s First Plates

Early bites at former Evoe chef Kevin Gibson’s new eatery.

12/10/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Lauretta Jean's: Biscuit Sandwich Heaven

With an expanded menu, Portland's premier pie shop emerges as Division's dessert destination, breakfast sandwich epicenter, and date night find.

12/10/2013 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

A fond farewell to Township & Range and Trifecta's bakery, a hearty hello to Tilt and Clyde Common's new chef, and the rest of the week's hottest food world stories.

12/10/2013 By Benjamin Tepler, Molly Woodstock, and Nathan Tucker

PITCH IN

Portland's Best Sandwich?

Attention sandwich citizens: In 2014, Portland Monthly will build the ultimate sandwich list, but we need your help!

12/05/2013 By Karen Brooks

EAT THIS NOW

Doughnuts and Chai at Pip’s Original

A new neighborhood stronghold fries up tiny, irresistible doughnuts and blends custom chai.

12/04/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Teote's Venezuelan Fire

Arepas, grilled meats, and mezcal form a new haven of vibrant Latin American flavors

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Classic Spanish Flavors at Ataula

Barcelona-born chef Jose Chesa brings the cuisine of Iberia to Northwest Portland

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

The Missing Link

The ultimate holiday dessert in disguise? Chocolate salami. We share the recipe from Olympia Provisions, the sausage kings of Portland.

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Burrasca’s Florentine Cart Cuisine

A Florentine native nails Tuscan classics for a shoestring budget.

11/26/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

PaaDee Owner to Open New Restaurant

Portland’s Thai ambassador Earl Ninsom launches his newest venture: an intimate, multi course, “old school” Thai eatery.

11/19/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Olympic Provisions to Publish Cookbook

The salami kings of Portland are teaming up with cookbook star Meredith Erickson for an as-yet-unnamed cookbook, due fall 2015.

11/11/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

Q&A: T Project Tea’s Teri Gelber

Portland’s newest tea missionary talks Stumptown’s tea history, 60’s music, and local collaborations.

11/06/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Wave of Portland Eating

Fall unleashes yet another surge of eating from notable names and one promising new arrival.

11/01/2013 Photography by Benjamin Tepler

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