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

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

Salt & Straw Teams Up with 5 Portland Restaurants on Unique Flavors

The ice cream collaborations 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

EAT HERE NOW

Carte Blanche

A new, eclectic food cart throws caution to the wind with inspiring results.

05/09/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Troy MacLarty

Watch Bollywood Theater chef Troy MacLarty walk us through his India-meets-Oregon summer recipe for grilled asparagus with paneer and coconut milk curry.

05/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sandwiches at the Woodsman Market

A specialty foods market puts its meat counter to good use.

05/02/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Crème Brulee Beignets at Boke Bowl

A ramen house serves a blow-torched beauty from pop-up shop Donut-O-Rama

05/02/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPES

Spring-Fresh Recipes

With the farmers markets back in full swing, we offer five recipes from local chefs and farmers for making magic out of seasonal bounty.

04/27/2012 By Benjamin Tepler