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. 


TBA Day 11: Are Portland Audiences Boring?

As we say goodbye to the fine conversation of the Works, we have to ask: have we all grown just a little too bland?

09/16/2012 By Aaron Scott

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Chris Cosentino

San Francisco’s offal lord talks about the inspiration for pig-brain mayonnaise, his leap into online food television, and Portland’s place in the national meat hierarchy.

09/16/2012 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Anita Lo

The cooking icon and Michelin-starred chef gives us the lowdown on Asian fusion done right and the future of New York dining trends.

09/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Artigiano's Pasta Perfectionist Demonstrates the Art of Fresh Fettuccine

Make this super-simple, crowd-pleasing bowl of fresh pasta.

09/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


In the Kitchen with Rachael Grossman

Watch Artigiano’s Rachael Grossman prepare her Fettuccine alla Checca.

09/14/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Feast Portland Interviews

Q&A: Duff Goldman

Television’s favorite Ace of Cakes shows his cards on the future of food TV: online and user-generated content.

09/13/2012 By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler


Menopause: Handle with Care

Dr. Adams answers some common questions on life after menopause.


gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

Industrial and rural landscapes, masked men, abstract fleshy forms, and more!

09/05/2012 By Anne Adams


Verde Cocina

A Farmers Market favorite brings upgraded Mexican with Northwest flavor.

09/05/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Alice's Bagels

Portland’s food cart community enters the bagel fray.

08/29/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


CSB: Community Supported Bread

Laura Birshan's Bakester is setting out to change the way we eat our loaves.

08/29/2012 By Allison Jones

Fashion News

Nicole Richie's Collection for Macy's

The pint-sized boho queen launches a lux looking 70s inspired collection next month for Macy's contemporary department.

08/29/2012 By Eden Dawn


In the Kitchen with David Kreifels

Chef Kreifels prepares his recipe for grilled leg of lamb.

08/26/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler


Art for the Home at the Japanese Garden

Take a glimpse of the art "behind the shoji," and take advantage of the Labor Day weekend discount.

08/26/2012 By Kristin Belz


Introducing: Paulée

Chef-owner Daniel Mondok's Paulée is wine country’s most ambitious food gambit.

08/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with David Kreifels

Laurelhurst Market chef Kreifels prepares his recipe for grilled leg of lamb.

08/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Dark Side of the Moms

Exclusive Interview with Menomena About Their Moms

Be the first to hear the the new album, out Sept 18, this Friday at the OMSI Planetarium—with a laser light show!

08/24/2012 By Aaron Scott

Portland Cocktails

Morso Unveils Cocktail Program

Kenny Giambalvo’s Italian eatery is launching a small but mighty selection of classic cocktails.

08/24/2012 By Allison Jones

City Scenes

Design With the Other 90 Percent

A new exhibit at Mercy Corps and the Museum of Contemporary Craft looks beyond our city borders to real urban problems—and solutions.

08/24/2012 By Kristin Belz