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. 

RECIPE

The Chef Aquatic

Here's a clam chowder recipe that should please folks from either coast.

09/21/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Abby Fammartino

Abby’s Table chef Abby Fammartino prepares her zucchini fritters with cucumber-fennel relish.

09/21/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Power Lunch at Clarklewis

In its second coming, Clarklewis delivers a notable lunch menu for the Portland business crowd.

09/14/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

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