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 THIS NOW

Taste of Sichuan’s “Wild Side” Menu

A funky ride through Beaverton’s temple to authentic Sichuan cuisine.

12/12/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Details emerge for John Stewart’s “Beer”

We’ve got the scoop on Meat Cheese Bread’s upcoming bottle shop

12/07/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tannery Bar

Skin & Bones's newest iteration rakes in neighborhood crowds with a stellar bar and simple, affordable bites.

12/05/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

ROUNDUP

Portland's Best Bagels

A fresh wave of artisans lead Portland to the promised land of bagels.

11/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Introducing Uno Mas Taquiza

Oswaldo Bibiano is Portland’s dean of Mexican cuisine.

11/20/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Michelle Vernier

Michelle Vernier preparing her toffee gingerbread

11/16/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Three Simply Delicious Holiday Desserts

A trio of top Portland chefs share simple dessert recipes to satisfy your winter cravings.

11/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Sauvage

A new Central Eastside “enopub” pairs creative food with an exceptional wine list and Portland vintages bottled across the room.

11/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Kenny & Zuke's Deli Bar

A third K&Z outpost on North Williams brings eclectic cocktails, deli classics, and Franken-food in between.

10/31/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Market

Troy Furuta’s pre-theater restaurant offers solid food with jumbled service.

10/24/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2012

The Next Wave: 5 Brand-New Restaurants to Look Out For

Here's what to watch in the final months of 2012.

10/19/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks With Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Nudi Noodle Place

Portland’s Thai options take a turn for the weird.

10/17/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2012

20 Spots That Defined the Year in Food

It's our annual assemblage of Portland's most exciting eateries.

10/16/2012 With Mike Thelin, Benjamin Tepler, and Allison Jones Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Diane Morgan

Root expert Diane Morgan sets the table for the holidays.

10/13/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Savor

Holiday Recipes from Diane Morgan

The local cookbook dynamo shares her crowd-pleasing, root-themed holiday dishes.

10/11/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Power Salad at Addy’s Sandwich Bar

Addy's power salad is a no-frills lunch with dynamic textures, fresh ingredients, and balanced flavor—all for $6.50.

10/10/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Uno Mas Taquiza

Autentica’s Oswaldo Bibiano unleashes a landslide of adventurous tacos onto Northeast Portland.

10/03/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Pix Patisserie/Bar Vivant

Dessert whiz Cheryl Wakerhauser brings savory tapas to her new space.

09/19/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

REQUIRED READING

Feast Portland Interviews

Seven of the visiting Feast Portland food stars answer our culinary questions.

09/19/2012 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: April Bloomfield

New York’s gastropub pioneer talks snout-to-tail cooking and the ethics of celebrity chef status.

09/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler