Senior Editor

Benjamin Tepler edits Portland Monthly’s Eat & Drink section, manages the Eat Beat blog, and writes across various departments, with a special love for weird science and the great outdoors. 

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. 

OPINION

Has the Food Cart Bubble Burst?

Why Portland’s ever-growing cart scene is a double-edged sword.

08/05/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Portland Taquerias' Top Tacos

Three cantinas stoking our hand-held cravings this summer (plus plenty of drinks to wash down the spice)

08/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPES

3 Fresh Ways to Use Heirloom Tomatoes

Make the most of Oregon’s summer tomato bounty in these new spins on seasonal salads and chilled soup.

08/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

GET OUT

Coast Camping at Second Beach

Head to Washington's wild Olympic Coast for some of the best oceanside accommodations in the Northwest.

07/29/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Swank & Swine, Daniel Mondok’s Next Act

The celebrated Sel Gris chef returns to Portland’s restaurant arena with mixed results.

07/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

A Kure for the Common Smoothie

The Extra Mile, a perennial customer favorite, tastes like dessert but is packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals.

07/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

5 Fresh Market-to-Table Recipes

We asked some of Portland’s best chefs, artisans, and farmers to share their favorite recipes for the season's bounty.

07/22/2014 By Benjamin Tepler Photography by Nomad

HIT LIST

Portland's 10 Best Guilt-Free Dishes

Vegan sushi, Paleo parfaits, bracingly acidic ceviche, and salads a-plenty...there's a whole new world of healthy dining out there, and it's delicious.

07/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Molly Woodstock

GET OUT

Backpacking the Emigrant Wilderness

A look at Yosemite’s wild sister to the north

07/16/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Far-Flung Plates at the Lostine Tavern

A first look at Eastern Oregon’s new farm-to-table eatery.

07/16/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Bier and Brats at Stammtisch

Food takes center stage at a new German beer hall from the owners of Prost!

07/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WINNING FINDS

A Locally Made Camping Gear Guide

Get ready for summer excursions with these made-in-Oregon goods, from high-style hiking boots to Big Bottom Whiskey's pouches of bourbon.

07/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Clyde Common’s Revamped Menu

New chef Carlo Lamagna struts his stuff at Portland’s iconic hotel eatery.

06/24/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Breakfast Tacos and Cocktails at Uno Mas West

One of Portland’s best taquerias tackles breakfast.

06/18/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Maine Street’s Lobster Roll

An East Coast couple brings the New England staple to Portland.

06/11/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

We say goodbye to Bar Dobre and Sauvage, say hello to Case Study Coffee and Little Big Burger on Alberta, and look forward to a new era at Laurelhurst Market.

06/04/2014 By Eat Beat Team

GETAWAYS

The Adventures of Musgrove and Yogi

A cabin hunter and his fearless pup explore the Pacific Northwest’s most magnificent forest service rentals.

06/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

3 Early Summer Salads from PDX's Vegetable Whisperer

Ava Gene’s chef Joshua McFadden gets fresh with fava beans, radishes, spring onions, broccoli, and sugar snap peas. Dinner is served.

06/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Four Reasons to Dine at Kachka Right Now

Eastern promises (and plenty of vodka) await inside Portland’s new Russian eatery.

06/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

GIVEAWAY

What's the 8th Wonder of Oregon? Tell Us and Win!

We're giving away these 7 sweet sew-on patches, courtesy of Travel Oregon. Just tell us what the 8th Wonder of Oregon should be.

05/28/2014 By Nicole Cordier