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. 

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Bar Guide

6 Portland Bars Every Newcomer Must Know

Think Portland is all hazy IPAs and old-fashioneds? Only one way to learn the truth.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Restaurant Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Every Newcomer Must Visit

From PDX classics to new faves, these spots will give you a crash course in deliciousness. Welcome.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Ski Resorts

A Guide to Mount Hood's Ski Resorts

Here's a rundown of where to ski, snowboard, or just curl up by the fire.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Campground Guide

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Get Out of Town

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

News to Chew

Alibi Launches Karaoke Brunch, Mother's Bistro Relocates, and More PDX News

… including QuickFish in the Pearl, Burger Stevens at Dig a Pony, the final days for Ringside Fish House, and the opening of Kachka 2.0.

08/01/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

Bar Norman, a Natural Wine Paradise, Opens Its Doors on SE Clinton

Wine star Dana Frank’s baby is here, and it’s a stunner.

07/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Departure’s Gregory Gourdet to Host Talent-Studded James Beard Dinner Fundraiser

Thirteen of Portland's James Beard stars (and Congressman Earl Blumenauer) join forces to fight for a fair food system.

07/24/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Recipes

Make Kim Jong Grillin’s Salty-Sweet Galbi Short Ribs at Home

The secret ingredient? Strawberry Sunkist.

07/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

New Seasons Teams Up with Star Chef Matt Lightner to Reinvent the Meal Kit

The grocery chain tries its hand at a sophisticated, local version of Blue Apron.

06/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: June 20–26

Comforting pozole at Güero and smoked oyster dip at Enoteca Nostrana are your required eating for the week.

06/20/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams

Summer Eats: Grill Skill

How to Grill the Perfect Burger (Seriously)

Grain & Gristle's Ben Meyer spills the secrets to his unbeatably juicy burger.

06/19/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Summer Eats: Savor

3 Essential Grilling Recipes from Top Portland Chefs

Bratwurst and skirt steak feel like old news? From salty-sweet pork chops to herbaceous cucumber and haloumi, here's how to heat up your summer.

06/19/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

27 Portland Patios for Blissed-Out Summer Dining

Like food? And sun? This list is for you.

06/19/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Food Event Spotlight

Cookbook Legend Diana Henry Comes to Powell’s June 13

PoMo food critic Karen Brooks hosts a deep dive into Henry’s new cookbook, How to Eat a Peach.

06/12/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Wine Star Dana Frank to Open Bar Norman on SE Clinton

The natural wine evangelist will open her stripped-down boîte in July.

05/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Are We Loving the Outdoors to Death?

Humans are overrunning the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. What's to be done?

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler