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. 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Wine on Tap at Coopers Hall

An early look at Chefstable’s gargantuan new urban winery: stay for the drinks, skip the food (for now).

05/28/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING NEWS

April Bloomfield’s Right Hand Man, Peter Cho, to Open Korean Restaurant in PDX

The second in command at New York’s The Spotted Pig and The Breslin inside the Ace Hotel returns to his native Oregon.

05/14/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Dive Into St Jack's Chilled Seafood Platter

Rare finds from the local waters meet French condiments at the bouchon's new Northwest Portland digs.

05/14/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

SNEAK PEEK

First Look at Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book

Three geeky things we learned from the Clyde Common bartender’s new cocktail technique bible.

05/12/2014 By Kelly Clarke

BREAKING NEWS

Tastebud to Reopen in Multnomah Village

By years end, farmers market icon Mark Doxtader will rekindle his Tastebud restaurant with wood-fired pizza, iconic bagels, and beloved chicken dinners in tow.

05/07/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST LOOK

Koi Fusion’s New Brick and Mortar

Portland’s Korean taco truck entrepreneur Bo Kwon puts down permanent roots on Southeast Division.

05/06/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

A Chocolate Time Machine at Paley's Place

At this Northwest Portland dining institution, one perfectly gooey dessert never gets old.

05/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Taqueria Nueve, Resurrected

The much-loved Mexican eatery rises again with familiar plates and a hungry crowd in tow.

04/29/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

04/25/2014 With Marty Patail, Randy Gragg, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas

DESIGN MEDIA

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kinfolk Magazine

The scrappy backstory and bold strategies behind the Portland-based entertaining magazine's global triumph.

04/22/2014 By Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

Tasty New Details for Eastern Oregon's Lostine Tavern

Pure Beef author and Slow Food missionary Lynne Curry talks about her upcoming Lostine Tavern, grass-fed burgers, and the challenges of locavore cooking in Eastern Oregon.

04/21/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Bend Butchers to Open a Japanese Soul Food Restaurant

Pono Farm digs into its Japanese roots with a butcher shop and eatery in Northeast Portland.

04/14/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Kachka’s Brand New Soviet Bites

We take a first look at soon-to-open Kachka’s drink-friendly offerings, with smoked fish, stuffed dumplings, and a few sweet surprises.

04/09/2014 By Benjamin Tepler Photography by Allison Jones

FEATURE

Kinfolk Magazine Takes Over the World

Portland's aesthetics-driven media empire handcrafts a global phenomenon

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Nonna's Meatball Comfort

Dayna McErlean's NE Killingsworth tavern delivers grandma-caliber linguini (and a winning wine list)

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

World Foods' Spring Vegetable Couscous

Portland’s first family of Lebanese cuisine brings their pantry to the Pearl District.

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Broder Nord’s New Dinner

Portland’s landmark brunch spot attempts Scandinavian supper.

04/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

GET OUT

Adventures on Kauai

PoMo’s intrepid staff members travelled to Hawaii’s “Garden Isle,” in search of tropical wilderness for both budget and big-ticket travelers.

03/25/2014 By Aaron Scott and Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

Russian Restaurant Kachka Readies to Launch

Chef Bonnie Morales gives us insight to her upcoming Russian tapas restaurant and the oft-misunderstood Eastern European palate.

03/10/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Nong’s Khao Man Gai to Open Restaurant

Portland’s food cart queen launches her first official sit-down eatery.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler