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. 

INTERVIEW

Five Questions with Roseline Coffee’s Marty Lopes

Lopes talks St. Jack’s coffee program and the role of coffee in restaurants.

02/20/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Earl Ninsom and Ning Purnabimba

Tarad's chef demonstrates how to make a spicy relish of chiles, garlic, and shrimp paste.

02/15/2013 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

Thai Tutorial

A new market brings the essential ingredients of Thai cooking to inner Southeast.

02/15/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

OPENING NIGHT

Inside The Kingdom of Roosevelt

McMinnville chef Eric Bechard’s new Portland restaurant takes a walk on the wild side.

02/13/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Addy’s Sandwich Bar: Brick & Mortar

One of Downtown’s most celebrated food carts grows up.

02/13/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Cyril’s Community Supported Cheese

The new urban winery offers a cheese-of-the-month club of the people, by the people.

02/06/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including celebrity chef Rick Moonen's pop-up dinner at Riffle NW.

02/04/2013 By Allison Jones

EAT HERE NOW

Brunch at Lauretta Jean’s Southeast

Your best bet for an unforgettable, no-wait brunch on Division Street.

01/30/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Introducing Tannery Bar

Skin & Bones is reborn as a cozy cocktail joint.

01/23/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMRPESSIONS

Raven & Rose

A transformed Ladd Victorian houses comforting cuisine, balanced cocktails and bright lights in downtown Portland.

01/23/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

MARKET WATCH

Crab Divas: the Dungeness

Finally, the divas of crabs are gracing us with their presence: Dungeness are among us!

01/21/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPE

A Portland Cookbook Vet Demystifies the Art of Sauce-Making

Freaked out by veal stock and curdled eggs? Martha Holmberg is on your side.

01/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Martha Holmberg

Longtime Portland food editor and cookbook author Martha Holmberg prepares pork tenderloin with orange-rosemary balsamic butter sauce.

01/18/2013 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Martha Holmberg

Longtime Portland food editor and cookbook author Martha Holmberg prepares pork tenderloin with orange-rosemary balsamic butter sauce.

01/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

The 82nd Avenue Soup Tour

We showcase three of Portland’s best Asian soups to cure the winter blues.

01/09/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Introducing Trigger

The braintrust from Bunk Sandwiches takes a Tex-Mex detour.

12/19/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery

A new urban winery offers tightly curated wine and cheese—and some food for thought.

12/19/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Tony Meyers

Watch as Tony Meyers, executive chef at Serratto Restaurant, shows us how to make his venison osso buco.

12/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Sarah Schafer

Irving Street Kitchen chef Sarah Schafer shares her recipe for truffle-spiked vegetable chips.

12/14/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Recipe

How to Find, Cook, and Gorge on Oregon's Truffle Bounty

Irving Street Kitchen chef Sarah Schafer shares simple recipes for Oregon’s iconic truffle.

12/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler