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. 

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

Introducing

Introducing: Double Dragon

Double Dragon adds Vietnamese flair to Portland's bourgeoning sandwich society.

04/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

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

Aviary Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

The up-and-comer restaurant was damaged by a Fourth of July fire last summer. Now it's back.

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