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. 

RESTAURANT NEWS

Tastebud Reopens

Tastebud swings back into action on the first day of autumn.

09/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

5 Questions for Rising Chocolatiers Charley & Jessica Wheelock

Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory is Portland’s first bean-to-bar operation—and the sweetest new deal in town.

09/07/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

The Power of Pita

Wolf & Bear’s Israeli food cart in Southeast Portland serves unrivaled falafel—and plans to expand northward.

08/31/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Bounty in a Box

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café is the place for artful Japanese “lunch boxes”—authentic, healthy, and positively local.

08/24/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Savor

Garden Varieties

Three local chefs share recipes straight from their gardens.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat & Drink

High Spirits

Peruse an innovative menu of fresh combos and local liquor at the newly opened Bent Brick.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Roundup

Crumb Trail

Our chocolate-chip trip through the city uncovered a wealth of cookie creativity.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Colin Pomeroy

Gilt Club bartender Colin Pomeroy walks us through the steps of preparing a berry-infused Strawberry Brunette cocktail.

08/19/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Colin Pomeroy

Gilt Club bartender Colin Pomeroy walks us through the steps of preparing a berry-infused Strawberry Brunette cocktail.

08/19/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

The Bomb Banh Mi

Northwest newcomer Lela’s Bistro serves Vietnamese banh mi with a fresh perspective

08/17/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Café Velo Shutters

Downtown food gem closes abruptly…but a possible Lauretta Jean’s merger is in the works.

08/16/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Portland’s Premier Crêpe Stop

Enter into the folds of deliciousness at Suzette with fresh flavors and homemade everything.

08/03/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST OF PDX

Summer Scoops

An Eat Beat roundup of Portland’s most refreshing, surprising, and craveworthy frozen treats

07/27/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

INTERVIEW

5 Questions for: Giovanna Parolari

Navarre’s co-owner gives us the down-low on the soon-to-open Luce on East Burnside.

07/20/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD CART WATCH

Kure for the Common Smoothie

A refreshing new food cart offers smoothies with substance.

07/13/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Bunk Sandwiches to Open Downtown

Sandwich kings Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood head west with their third location.

07/06/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Fish on Wheels

A new fresh-fish cart offers some of Oregon’s best and most accessible seafood

07/06/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD NEWS

Andy Ricker to Publish Pok Pok Cookbook

The secrets of the Pok Pok kitchen will be revealed in a book coming in 2013.

07/06/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

A Tastebud Hiatus

Tastebud takes a break for July…possible relocation in the works.

06/30/2011 By Benjamin Tepler