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. 

Eat Here Now

Robo Taco

Robo Taco's kitschy decor and rock 'n' roll lifestyle belies the amazing flavors found in their $2 tacos.

04/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

04/26/2012 With Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Anne Adams, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman Edited by Brian Barker

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Street-Smart Artisan Pasta

Southeast Division’s Artigiano adds a new specialty to Portland’s food cart scene: handcrafted pasta

04/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Gaucho Grilling

Greg Denton's halibut with mint chimichurri would be a welcome addition to any spring grilling get-together.

04/20/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

5 Questions for Italy’s Butcher King, Dario Cecchini

The maestro of meat-craft drops by our humble, cart-lined city for a grand lesson in snout-to-tail butchery.

04/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Picnic Redux

Picnic re-opens this month with a brand new breakfast menu

04/04/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Puccia at Oven & Shaker

Cathy Whims’s wood-fired sandwiches heat up the downtown lunch competition.

03/28/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Tracy Oseran

Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta

03/23/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Introducing

Introducing: Aviary

Aviary, an up-and-comer on the local restaurant radar that was damaged by a Fourth of July fire, returns bigger and better than ever.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Spring Gleaning

Urban Gleaner Tracy Oseran shares her recipe for fava bean bruschetta.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Tracy Oseran

Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Tommy Habetz’s Sunday Supper

Tommy Habetz gives us a sneak peak at his new “Jr. Executive Lounge”

03/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Kinder Eggs, the Portland way

Pix’s handcrafted “Kinder Eggs” are a sweet gastronome treat.

03/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Bollywood Theater

Indian street food breaks ground on NE Alberta

03/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Skin & Bones Brunch

East Burnside’s under-the-radar bistro serves up a superb, no-wait brunch.

03/07/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

A Class Act Grows

Kevin Gibson, Tim Healea, and Jerry Huisinga host dinners at the Robert Reynolds Chef Studio.

03/07/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Robo Taco

A fun-loving taqueria joins Portland’s growing artisan taco movement

02/29/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Introducing: Tanuki

Chef Janis Martin's newest location on SE Stark raises the bar on Japanese bar food.

02/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Best Biscuits

We've got a bounty of biscuits that don't need gravy to make 'em special.

02/23/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Benjamin Tepler

Rise & Dine!

Portland's Best Breakfast Sandwiches

The trusty breakfast sandwich has evolved from an on-the-go necessity to a morning meal worth savoring slowly. Here are five winning combos.

02/23/2012 By Kasey Cordell, Rachel Ritchie, and Benjamin Tepler Edited by Karen Brooks Illustrations by Dan Gay