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. 

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Rachael Grossman

Watch Artigiano’s Rachael Grossman prepare her Fettuccine alla Checca.

09/14/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Duff Goldman

Television’s favorite Ace of Cakes shows his cards on the future of food TV: online and user-generated content.

09/13/2012 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Verde Cocina

A Farmers Market favorite brings upgraded Mexican with Northwest flavor.

09/05/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Alice's Bagels

Portland’s food cart community enters the bagel fray.

08/29/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with David Kreifels

Chef Kreifels prepares his recipe for grilled leg of lamb.

08/26/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Article

Introducing: Paulée

Chef-owner Daniel Mondok's Paulée is wine country’s most ambitious food gambit.

08/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with David Kreifels

Laurelhurst Market chef Kreifels prepares his recipe for grilled leg of lamb.

08/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipe

Table to Farm

Laurelhurst Market’s chefs fire up the grill at one of Oregon’s premier lamb ranches.

08/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Seafood

Local culinary enthusiasts seeking outstanding oysters would do well to follow our expert explorers.

08/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler With Camille Grigsby-Rocca

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Meat

All good carnivores should know where to get their fix—and how to fix it.

08/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Destination Markets

For these food impresarios, grocery shopping isn’t just business. It’s personal.

08/23/2012 By Karen Brooks With Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Bunk’s New Restaurant: Tex Mex–Loving Trigger

In October, Portland’s sandwich kings will go underground with a rock ‘n’ roll Tex-Mex eatery beneath the Wonder Ballroom on NE Russell Str...

08/15/2012 By Karen Brooks

EAT THIS NOW

Three Sisters Nixtamal

Portland newcomers bring pitch-perfect tortillas to the artisan food scene.

08/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Ox Expansion

Argentine-inspired Ox to open a bar and waiting area next door

08/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Speakeasy Below the Ace Hotel

Eat Beat confirms that Nate Tilden’s secret Spanish bocadillo shop and underground bar run by Jeffrey Morgenthaler will open late September.

08/04/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Las Primas

Peruvian street food finds a toothsome balance between authentic Lima flavors and Portland’s sandwich culture.

08/01/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Feature

Best New Bars 2012

Portland's newest wave of watering holes is redefining the local drinking culture all over again. Pull up a stool and learn about the places, drinks, and trends leading the way.

07/19/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones

Fresh Eats

Introducing: Boxer Sushi

Renowned restaurateur Micah Camden brings a minimalist menu and his penchant for quality ingredients to the sushi scene.

07/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

Brunch at Interurban

A well-seasoned Bloody Mary, a tasty breakfast burger, and superb sweet bites make brunch at Interurban the perfect way to welcome the weekend.

07/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Bunk Truck

Portland’s sandwich kings take it to the streets

07/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler