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

Ataula’s Unadulterated Spain

A native Spaniard brings his flavors and training to Northwest Portland.

09/11/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Alberta Street Pub's Upscale Grub

A Portland bar is reborn with updated East Coast classics, from meatball heros to craft beer-battered fish and chips.

09/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Fifty Licks' Frozen Whiskey Lemonade

Ice cream entrepreneur Chad Draizin shares his recipe for a summer-stretching spiked sorbet.

09/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Olympic Provisions Expands Meat Empire

Local salami kings move into 33,000-foot Southeast warehouse, major distribution and new product lines in the works.

08/28/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Tastebud’s Monday Market Lunch

Fresh salads at the Pioneer Courthouse Square farmers market are among summer's best-kept lunchtime secrets.

08/28/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Roman Candle’s Breakfast Bowls

A taste test of Roman Candle Bakery’s wholesome, spoonable, fruit-filled breakfast offerings.

08/21/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

Inside Le Pigeon's High-Flying Cookbook

Gabriel Rucker's new tome reveals stories and recipes from his James Beard Award-winning East Burnside kitchen.

08/16/2013 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Details Emerge for Spanish Gastrobar Ataula

Michelin-trained Jose Chesa opens Ataula next week with playful tapas, authentic paella, and a touch of modernism.

08/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Fried Chicken at Podnah’s Pit

Updates for La Taq, tentatively opening in September from Portland’s Texas BBQ king, plus a taste of Wednesday’s Fried Chicken Night.

08/07/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Relish Gastropub's Crowd-Pleasing Fare

Chef Josef Valoff brings hand-cut noodles and a killer burger to a former funeral parlor in Westmoreland.

08/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

Sea Foraging for Beginners

Restaurant Beck's chef Justin Wills reveals the Oregon Coast's edible treasures with his recipe for albacore crudo and sea beans.

08/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Technicolor Teote

A new Venezuelan-inspired eatery explodes with perfect masa cakes, beautifully marinated grilled meats, and a novel after-dinner bar concept.

07/31/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

READ EM AND EAT

Inside “The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home” Cookbook

Stories and recipes from America’s new deli thinkers.

07/24/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Grassa on the Fly

A new pasta joint from Lardo’s Rick Gencarelli brings wallet-friendly noodles to West End.

07/17/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

The Scoop: Breaking Ice Cream Bulletin

Fifty Licks brick-and-mortar details, ice cream CSAs, and the best restaurants to satisfy your frozen dessert cravings.

07/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Sok Sab Bai's Cambodian Flair

A Clinton neighborhood newcomer brings fresh flavors from former food cart chefs.

07/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

COVER STORY

Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

07/01/2013 With Christian DeBenedetti, Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Marty Patail, and Branden Andersen Edited by Rachel Ritchie

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Nate Tilden to open The Richmond bar on Division Street

The Clyde Common mastermind heads to Portland’s "Eat Street" with the Victory Bar and Free House crew.

06/27/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BURNING QUESTIONS

Q & A with Globetrotting Chef Jose Chesa

Former Ciao Vito chef dishes up details on his upcoming Ataula tapas restaurant.

06/26/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tortas and Tacos at Güero

A former taco courier service delivers Yucatan flavors and addictive masa-packed sandwiches.

06/26/2013 By Benjamin Tepler