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. 


Beam & Anchor, House & Home

The essence of today's Portland: solid quality, in it for the long term.

06/03/2012 By Kristin Belz

Brand Spankin' New

Backdoor Vintage

A new place in town to snap up your polyester goods.

05/31/2012 By Eden Dawn

Go Here Now

The Driftwood Room

Go back in time to a more sophisticated scene at the Hotel Deluxe.

05/30/2012 By Brandy Crowe


Kir Wine Bar

Five years in, Kir Wine Bar shines with eclectic wine lists and fresh, simple fare.

05/30/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Salt & Straw Teams Up with 5 Portland Restaurants on Unique Flavors

The ice cream collaborations feature flavors ranging from boysenberries to yuzu marmalade.

05/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Introducing: Cedo’s Falafel & Gyros

The hummus is spectacular at Cedo's Falafel & Gyros. But that's just for starters.

05/24/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


A Tale of Three Pizzas

Three new downtown pizza spots enliven Portland’s latest culinary battleground. We weigh in on each.

05/24/2012 By Rachel Ritchie and Benjamin Tepler


Podnah’s Pit Sauces

Portland’s premier barbecue destination, Podnah’s Pit, bottles a trio of powerful sauces for grilling season.

05/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

what's new

Specialty Annuals

keep an eye out for unusual annual flowers this spring!

05/21/2012 By Kate Bryant


Riffle NW Makes a Splash

The Pearl District’s new "catch-inspired" eatery celebrates their opening this week with craft cocktails, seafood-friendly wine, and artful d...

05/18/2012 By Allison Jones


In the Kitchen with Troy MacLarty

Chez Panisse alum Troy MacLarty is serving up Indian street food—on NE Alberta Street!

05/18/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler


Indian Summer

Bollywood Theater’s chef offers an Indian take on the Northwest’s asparagus.

05/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler



Former Bluehour chef, Kenny Giambalvo, brings crave-worthy sandwiches to the Pearl.

05/16/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Solabee Buzzes

Beautiful florals and botanicals to go in NoPo.

05/13/2012 By Kristin Belz


Lauro Kitchen to Reopen as a New Duane Sorenson Restaurant

At the end of May, the pioneering SE Division Street restaurant will shutter to make way for a new project from Portland’s indie coffee king and buddin...

05/11/2012 By Karen Brooks

Q & A

Q&A with Natasha Djuhandi

Five questions with one of our favorite fashion photogs.

05/10/2012 By Eden Dawn

Beer Bulletin

Gigantic News!

Love and Havig are open for business today

05/09/2012 By John Chandler


Carte Blanche

A new, eclectic food cart throws caution to the wind with inspiring results.

05/09/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Troy MacLarty

Watch Bollywood Theater chef Troy MacLarty walk us through his India-meets-Oregon summer recipe for grilled asparagus with paneer and coconut milk curry.

05/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler