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 THIS NOW

Three Sisters Nixtamal

Portland newcomers bring pitch-perfect tortillas to the artisan food scene.

08/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Ox Expansion

Argentine-inspired Ox to open a bar and waiting area next door

08/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Speakeasy Below the Ace Hotel

Eat Beat confirms that Nate Tilden’s secret Spanish bocadillo shop and underground bar run by Jeffrey Morgenthaler will open late September.

08/04/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Las Primas

Peruvian street food finds a toothsome balance between authentic Lima flavors and Portland’s sandwich culture.

08/01/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Feature

Best New Bars 2012

Portland's newest wave of watering holes is redefining the local drinking culture all over again. Pull up a stool and learn about the places, drinks, and trends leading the way.

07/19/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones

Fresh Eats

Introducing: Boxer Sushi

Renowned restaurateur Micah Camden brings a minimalist menu and his penchant for quality ingredients to the sushi scene.

07/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat This Now

Brunch at Interurban

A well-seasoned Bloody Mary, a tasty breakfast burger, and superb sweet bites make brunch at Interurban the perfect way to welcome the weekend.

07/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Bunk Truck

Portland’s sandwich kings take it to the streets

07/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Benjamin Bettinger

Watch chef Benjamin Bettinger show us how to grill summer corn and whip up his roasted poblano aioli.

07/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Benjamin Bettinger

Watch chef Benjamin Bettinger show us how to grill summer corn and whip up his roasted poblano aioli.

07/14/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Recipe

Summer Sweet

Chef Benjamin Bettinger from Paley's Place brightens up grilled summer corn with a charge of poblano aioli.

07/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Spirit of ’77 Revamps Menu

Portland restaurateur Nate Tilden will star in the sports bar’s redesign

06/27/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Corazon Reboots

06/19/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Rodney Muirhead

Watch Podnah’s Pit chef Rodney Muirhead whip up a mean barbecue sauce in the latest installment of our In the Kitchen video series.

06/15/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Grill Marks

The Texan behind Podnah's Pit has some tasty pointers for the backyard griller.

06/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Rodney Muirhead

Watch Podnah’s Pit chef Rodney Muirhead walk us through his foolproof Texas recipe for scratch barbecue sauce.

06/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Interurban Brunch

John Gorham’s under-the-radar restaurant transforms into the perfect summertime brunch spot.

06/13/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Boxer Sushi

The execution of Micah Camden’s new sushi venture struggles despite its appealing SE Portland design and fresh fish.

06/06/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Kir Wine Bar

Five years in, Kir Wine Bar shines with eclectic wine lists and fresh, simple fare.

05/30/2012 By Benjamin Tepler