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. 

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Bunk Truck

Portland’s sandwich kings take it to the streets

07/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Benjamin Bettinger

Watch chef Benjamin Bettinger show us how to grill summer corn and whip up his roasted poblano aioli.

07/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Benjamin Bettinger

Watch chef Benjamin Bettinger show us how to grill summer corn and whip up his roasted poblano aioli.

07/14/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Recipe

Summer Sweet

Chef Benjamin Bettinger from Paley's Place brightens up grilled summer corn with a charge of poblano aioli.

07/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spirit of ’77 Revamps Menu

Portland restaurateur Nate Tilden will star in the sports bar’s redesign

06/27/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Corazon Reboots

06/19/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Rodney Muirhead

Watch Podnah’s Pit chef Rodney Muirhead whip up a mean barbecue sauce in the latest installment of our In the Kitchen video series.

06/15/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Grill Marks

The Texan behind Podnah's Pit has some tasty pointers for the backyard griller.

06/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Rodney Muirhead

Watch Podnah’s Pit chef Rodney Muirhead walk us through his foolproof Texas recipe for scratch barbecue sauce.

06/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Interurban Brunch

John Gorham’s under-the-radar restaurant transforms into the perfect summertime brunch spot.

06/13/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Boxer Sushi

The execution of Micah Camden’s new sushi venture struggles despite its appealing SE Portland design and fresh fish.

06/06/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Kir Wine Bar

Five years in, Kir Wine Bar shines with eclectic wine lists and fresh, simple fare.

05/30/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Mudroom

Cold Fusion

Salt & Straw’s ice cream collaborations with local restaurants feature flavors ranging from boysenberries to yuzu marmalade.

05/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Introducing

Introducing: Cedo’s Falafel & Gyros

The hummus is spectacular at Cedo's Falafel & Gyros. But that's just for starters.

05/24/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Review

A Tale of Three Pizzas

Three new downtown pizza spots enliven Portland’s latest culinary battleground. We weigh in on each.

05/24/2012 By Rachel Ritchie and Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Podnah’s Pit Sauces

Portland’s premier barbecue destination, Podnah’s Pit, bottles a trio of powerful sauces for grilling season.

05/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Troy MacLarty

Chez Panisse alum Troy MacLarty is serving up Indian street food—on NE Alberta Street!

05/18/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Savor

Indian Summer

Bollywood Theater’s chef offers an Indian take on the Northwest’s asparagus.

05/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Morso

Former Bluehour chef, Kenny Giambalvo, brings crave-worthy sandwiches to the Pearl.

05/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler