Senior 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 Breakfasts 2019

12 Breakfast Dishes You’ve Got to Eat Right Now

From fancy Australian eggs and bacon to chilaquiles and the city’s first great babka, this is what you need come sunup.

04/23/2019 By Karen Brooks, Benjamin Tepler, and Kelly Clarke

Cold Fusion

Salt & Straw’s Ice Cream Cookbook Is Anything but Vanilla

Time to dig that dusty ice cream maker out of the basement.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Field Notes

Wildflowers and Sweet Silence on the Weldon Wagon Trail

A hidden Gorge hike near Husum offers rare blooms, valley views, and solitude.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Beetroot, a Modern Jewish Deli, Will Open in Northwest Portland This Summer

Yes, there will be bagels and pastrami. But also Russian tefteli and za’atar-roasted vegetables.

04/09/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Portland’s 2019 James Beard Finalists Vie for Best Chef Northwest

Shut out of the national game, Oregon’s top chefs are still going strong for regional honors.

03/27/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Insider’s Guide 2019: Outside

An Expert Urban Hiker Shares the Portland Parks, Bridges, and Landmarks You Need to See

Laura O. Foster—author of eight Portland guidebooks—knows exactly where to go for the views.

03/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Insider’s Guide 2019: Tourism

Portland’s Cultural Liaison to Japan Shows Us Her Local Itinerary

Sakiko Setaka gives Japanese visitors a “local experience” of our city. Here's her hit list.

03/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Matt’s BBQ Goes Tex-Mex

One of Portland’s premier meat slingers is serving Austin-style breakfast tacos on SE Hawthorne.

03/12/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Oregon Nabs 16 James Beard Semifinalist Nominations

2019 could be a big year for our hometown food heroes.

02/27/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Dame Shifts to a Pop-Up-in-Residence Model

The first tenants at Dame Collective? Perlot’s Patrick McKee and Farm Spirit alums Kei Ohdera and John Schaible.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Spring Road Trips: Oregon Outback

The Oregon Outback Offers Up Otherworldly Views and Healing Hot Springs

Seeking total solitude? Look no further.

02/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Mannheimer, and Benjamin Tepler

Spring Road Trips: Snack Packer

Pack the Ultimate Picnic Basket for Your Next Road Trip

From smoked oysters to Alpine cheese, toss these delicious fixings in the trunk.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

The Roads Less Traveled

3 Undiscovered Pacific Northwest Road Trips

Fjords, calderas, and crab shacks: escape the city with these adventures.

02/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies and Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Bar West Thrives in Northwest's Famed Wildwood Space

The new spot nails the neighborhood charm.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Texas Pecan Sheet Cake Gets a Cannabis Kick

What does Oregon’s top cannabis chocolatier eat in her downtime? Fancy weed brownies, basically.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Aviary’s Secret Tiki Menu Is an Antidote to Winter Chill

Munch on Crab Rangoon and sip Painkillers all month long.

02/12/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Cookbooks

Q&A: Salt & Straw’s Flavor Maestro Tyler Malek

Portland’s dominant ice cream force will release its first cookbook in April. We sat down with the company’s longtime co-owner to talk crazy flavors, xanthan gum, and the future of S&S.

02/11/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Wellness: Couldn't Hurt

Bargain Massages, Therapy Bunnies, and 9 More Ways to Feel Better

Portland serves up a dizzying buffet of options for improving your mind, body, and soul—or at least an hour or two of your day.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Casey Jarman, Amy Martin, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

This Potpie Recipe from Urdaneta Is a Potent Love Potion

Consume at your own risk.

01/29/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Jan 23–29

Corned beef at Broder and wood-fired beets at Bar West are your required eating for the week.

01/23/2019 By Eat Beat Team