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. 

Beauty Beat

My Aveda Makeover

Try on new hairstyles without any longer term commitment.

07/26/2012 By Eden Dawn


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


See Spot Sip

Take Fido with you next weekend on the Canine Uncorked Wine Tour, where you’ll get tastings at 11 Willamette Valley wineries and Fido will get the roya...


Market Watch

Mr. Noodle and the Soba Story

Yaki-soba, Soba, and how to enjoy these Asian noodles this summer.

07/17/2012 By Kristin Belz


Bunk Truck

Portland’s sandwich kings take it to the streets

07/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Songbird: Mt Tabor’s Newest Perch

Judy Sleavin and Peter Niland put a bird on it with their new Southeast Belmont neighborhood eatery, complete with pastries, happy hour cocktails, and fresh ...

07/16/2012 By Allison Jones


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


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


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

Getaway Guru

Reduce Your Wait Time in PDX Security Lines

A new TSA program lets some passengers use a separate—faster—security lane at PDX.



Inside Marco Frattaroli’s Cibo, Now Open

Southeast Division’s neighborhood pizzeria Cibo debuted this week, featuring an eclectic design and traditional menu from the chef/owner of Portland It...

07/06/2012 By Allison Jones

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

07/05/2012 By Aaron Scott


Inside Jamison, Now Open in the Pearl

Christopher Handford and Blake Smith’s new "industrial country" eatery celebrates their opening this week with sharable charcuterie, veggie-p...

07/05/2012 By Allison Jones


Inside What’s the Scoop? Ice Cream Shop

Eat Beat’s got the photos and first bites from What’s the Scoop?’s ice cream epicenter on North Williams Avenue, now open.

07/02/2012 By Allison Jones

Deals & Happenings

Fourth of July Rodeo Roundup

Plus: deals on golf escapes and the start of Oregon Craft Beer Month



Spirit of ’77 Revamps Menu

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

06/27/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Oregon’s Best Wines: Call for Submissions

We’re looking for the 50 best wines in Oregon, but before our expert panel’s blind tasting can commence, we need your help!

06/21/2012 By Allison Jones