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 HERE NOW

A Sneak Peek at Riffle

At a test run dinner, an up-and-coming seafood restaurant lays out its plans.

06/29/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: Growing Pains

The lowdown on Forest Park's Invasive species.

06/29/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Aaron Woo

Just watch. You too can find the finesse to fashion a frittata.

06/24/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Aaron Woo

Natural Selection chef Aaron Woo shows us how to make a baby squash–and–caramelized onion frittata.

06/24/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Heavens to Burgatroyd!

Garden State’s burger gets top grill marks.

06/22/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Seattle Over Portland: Sunset Magazine’s Fighting Words

Sunset Magazine declares Seattle’s food scene superior to Portland’s in their “Northwest smackdown”…are you gonna take this sitting down?

06/22/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD & WINE EVENTS

Bites for Rights

Genoa and Accanto bring back-to-back feasts in support of Basic Rights Oregon.

06/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Skin & Bones: Only the Good Stuff

A new, quirky little Burnside bistro brings seasonal dining eastward.

06/08/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Mudroom

Peak Sheep

In which we explain why your gyro is getting a bit spendier.

05/20/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD EVENTS

The Cookbook Queens

Rock-star cookbook writers Heidi Swanson and Kim Boyce team up for a foodie extravaganza, complete with book signings and beer.

04/27/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

GROW

Flower Futures

Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas awaits the coming spring to see if sales are blooming after a two-year decline.

04/22/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

The Dough Runs Dry

Voodoo Doughnuts gets a spring overhaul; new doughnuts coming soon

04/21/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Alissa Rozos

Portland Monthly presents: In the Kitchen. Watch as Alissa Rozos, pastry chef at St. Jack Restaurant, shows us how to make her scrumptious madeleine cookies.

04/14/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Alissa Rozos

Alissa Rozos, the pastry chef at St. Jack Restaurant, shows us how to make her scrumptious madeleine cookies.

04/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Holiday Eats

Passover Redux: The Portland Seder

Lincoln’s Jenn Louis serves up Passover options for discerning palates.

04/13/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Wine Weekend

The Pinot Pilgrimage

Sniff, swish, and spit your way through the Willamette Wine Trail Weekend.

04/06/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

Au Revoir, Fenouil

The Pearl District’s Fenouil shutters after a six-year run.

04/05/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

Genoa’s Affordable Renaissance

Portland’s bastion of elaborate meals slims down for mid-week dining.

03/30/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Opening

Pocket-Sized Pok Pok

With Pok Pok Noi, Andy Ricker’s greatest Thai street food hits come to NE Prescott Street. Get in line.

03/30/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Opening

Wining and Dining

Celebrated Thistle chef Eric Bechard opens Community Plate in McMinnville.

03/25/2011 By Benjamin Tepler