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 Here Now

What to Eat This Week: Jan 17–23

From cart-smoked meat at Bark City BBQ to 100-layer lasagna at Park Avenue Fine Wines, these are the things you must eat this week.

01/17/2018 By Eat Beat Team

First Look

Inside Bistro Agnes, Downtown’s New Old-School Frenchie Joint

James Beard Award winners Greg and Gabi Denton of Ox have just opened their SuperBite replacement.

01/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

The People’s Pig Is Now Smoking Brisket on E Burnside

The barbecue standout opens with new happy hour snacks, cocktails, and a porchetta sandwich in the works.

01/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

A New Oyster Festival, the Return of DaNet, and More PDX Food Events

… including a clay pot dinner at Aviary, Jolie Laide’s Langbaan takeover, and a month of chocolatey desserts.

01/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Drink Here Now

4 New Portland Bars to Visit This Winter

Our city's latest crop of watering holes is wild, bright, and a little spooky.

12/28/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Fiona McCann, Eleanor Van Buren, and Ramona DeNies

Pour

Boost Your Smoothie Game with These DIY Nut Milks

Cristina Baez, the tastemaker behind Ataula and 180, shares her recipe for creamy, do-it-all nut milks.

12/28/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Stacked’s New Weekend Brunch Serves Up a Monumental Cinnamon Roll

The rest is still a work in progress.

12/11/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

Peking Duck at Departure, Fenrir Comeback Tour, and More PDX Food Events

… including an Italian-American dinner at Stacked, Danielle Centoni at Powell’s, and a totally essential babka-making class.

12/05/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat With Your Eyes

First Look: Sammich Portland’s Brand-New Brick-and-Mortar

The Ashland-born sandwich shop is officially open on E Burnside.

12/01/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Downtown’s New Afuri Ramen Outpost Brings Double the Dumplings

The Tokyo chain’s newest Portland location wields a slimmed-down menu with zippy service, poke, and more gyoza.

11/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

8 Portland Cookbooks for Every Kind of Food Lover

From Pok Pok to Pix to pickles, local chefs and writers share DIY secrets.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Winter Travel

The Portlander's Guide to Mount Hood

Here's where to ski, sled, snowshoe, sleep, cozy up, and eat (and, uh, not) on our mountain.

11/20/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Planks and Trays

Check Out These Oregon-Made Skis and Snowboards

Meet three homespun makers fighting the uphill battle against foreign, mass-produced gear.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Grandfather Frost

America's Longest-Serving Ski Patroller Works on Mount Hood

Buzz Bowman, age 88, talks Depression-era skiing, training in Alaska, and 70 years of saving lives.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: The Powder Report

A Guide to Mount Hood's Ski Resorts

Think Timberline and Meadows are your only options? Strap in.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Where to Eat

Timberline’s Après-Ski Dining Options, Ranked

The good news: being cold and hungry still amplifies flavor in supernatural ways. The other news: the food scene at Timberline remains a mixed bag.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Omertà Shutters, Doug Adams at the Woodsman Tavern, and More PDX Food News

… including a new Shalom Y’all in Southeast Industrial, a pizza-slinging bar from Modest Mouse, and Roe’s downtown opening date.

11/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Bar Casa Vale Revamps with New Chef, New Menu

One of PoMo’s Restaurants of the Year brings in fresh blood and ups its dinner game. Also on the way? Brunch.

11/10/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars

20 Essential Portland Bars

From 19th-century holdouts to karaoke-rich tiki dens, make your way through our city’s required drinking list.

11/02/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Mississippi/Williams: Food & Drink

Where to Eat & Drink in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

Smoked chicken sandwiches, fancy brunch, cult coffee shops, and elephantine Fijian feasts—come hungry.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff