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. 

Cookbooks

Q&A: Salt & Straw’s Flavor Maestro Tyler Malek

Portland’s dominant ice cream force will release its first cookbook in April. We sat down with the company’s longtime co-owner to talk crazy flavors, xanthan gum, and the future of S&S.

02/11/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Wellness: Couldn't Hurt

Bargain Massages, Therapy Bunnies, and 9 More Ways to Feel Better

Portland serves up a dizzying buffet of options for improving your mind, body, and soul—or at least an hour or two of your day.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Casey Jarman, Amy Martin, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

This Potpie Recipe from Urdaneta Is a Potent Love Potion

Consume at your own risk.

01/29/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Jan 23–29

Corned beef at Broder and wood-fired beets at Bar West are your required eating for the week.

01/23/2019 By Eat Beat Team

Weekly Planner

Zero Waste Dinners, Shuck Oyster Festival, and More PDX Food Events

... including a Prohibition-themed party at Circa 33, a bluefin tuna dinner, and discounts for government employees.

01/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Fried Egg I’m in Love

The popular food cart moves into a brick-and-mortar with new veggie sandwiches, hash browns, and breakfast drinks.

01/16/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Oregon Dominates the 2019 Good Food Awards

Our state's obsessive artisan crafters earned the most accolades in the Pacific Northwest.

01/15/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Year in Review

3 Last-Minute Restaurant Closures of 2018

The death toll rises.

12/31/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Make Sweedeedee's Legendary Corn Cakes at Home

No brunch lines required.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Little Italy Lands at a New Bakery in Lents

Bella's Italian Bakery and Market brings Godfather-level pastries and focaccia to Southeast Portland.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hidden Portland: Eat This Now

4 Under-the-Radar Portland Food Scores

Lobster rolls to Indian spices, don't sleep on these finds.

12/21/2018 By Brian Barker, Fiona McCann, and Benjamin Tepler

Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Eb & Bean to Open Third Location in Northwest Portland

The fro-yo revolutionary makes its west-side debut with more magic shell, ice cream sandwiches, and plenty of chocolate.

12/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: West Takes Over the Old Wildwood Digs

An iconic space gets new life after four years of nail-biting.

12/07/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bullard’s Sister Bar Abigail Hall

Woodlark hotel’s new bar is smokin’ hot.

12/05/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Bar Casa Vale's New Restaurant, Suttle Lodge's Chef Series, and More PDX Food News

… including Sammich on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, a new bar from notable drink man Tommy Klus and the ongoing national discussion over that Thrillist review of Stanich's.

12/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: Nov 28–Dec 4

Brunch at Heart Coffee’s Woodstock location, try canelón at Ataula, and drive all the way down to Bend for some truly exceptional sandwiches.

11/28/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination.

11/20/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Recipes

Carlo Lamagna Shares a Favorite Filipino Christmas Recipe

It's time for stockings, Santa, and arroz caldo.

11/20/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Woodsman Tavern to Close, Tasty n Sons to Move, and More PDX Food News

... including a new bottle shop at Dame, Blue Star Donut shuffles, and new details for the Paleys' third hotel restaurant.

11/14/2018 By Benjamin Tepler