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. 

Free Stuff

Tim Gunn Ticket Giveaway!

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05/03/2012 By Eden Dawn

Fashion News

Review: Portland Sewing Fashion Show

The slide show and review of nine independent designers.

05/03/2012 By Eden Dawn

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sandwiches at the Woodsman Market

A specialty foods market puts its meat counter to good use.

05/02/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Crème Brulee Beignets at Boke Bowl

A ramen house serves a blow-torched beauty from pop-up shop Donut-O-Rama

05/02/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Mudroom

The Perfect Party: May 2012

The Blazers interim coach, the Republican nominee for president, and a really, really good speller are cordially invited.

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

RECIPES

Spring-Fresh Recipes

With the farmers markets back in full swing, we offer five recipes from local chefs and farmers for making magic out of seasonal bounty.

04/27/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Introducing

Introducing: Double Dragon

Double Dragon adds Vietnamese flair to Portland's bourgeoning sandwich society.

04/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Best of the City

Best of the City 2012: Services

Even the most devoted disciple of DIY culture needs a helping hand occasionally. And we've got a list of the handiest help in town.

04/26/2012

Eat Here Now

Robo Taco

Robo Taco's kitschy decor and rock 'n' roll lifestyle belies the amazing flavors found in their $2 tacos.

04/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

04/26/2012 With Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Anne Adams, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman Edited by Brian Barker

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Street-Smart Artisan Pasta

Southeast Division’s Artigiano adds a new specialty to Portland’s food cart scene: handcrafted pasta

04/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FOODIE FREEBIES

Win Tickets to the Toast Spirit Tasting!

Want to spend your weekend sipping the finest craft spirits in America? We’ve got two tickets to Toast: The Oregon Artisan Spirit Tasting hosted by the...

04/24/2012 By Allison Jones

RECIPE

Gaucho Grilling

Greg Denton's halibut with mint chimichurri would be a welcome addition to any spring grilling get-together.

04/20/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

UFO Oregon

A Guide to Oregon’s Extraterrestrial Past and Present!

To celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the state’s most famous UFO sighting, we probed experts and skeptics for a guide to our otherworldly history.

04/20/2012 By Martin Patail

OPENING WEEK

Inside Ox Restaurant

Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton have opened the doors of their hotly-anticipated Argentine-inspired restaurant Ox, and we’ve got the ph...

04/19/2012 By Allison Jones

INTERVIEW

5 Questions for Italy’s Butcher King, Dario Cecchini

The maestro of meat-craft drops by our humble, cart-lined city for a grand lesson in snout-to-tail butchery.

04/18/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

political theater

Review: The American Pilot

Theatre Vertigo presents an incredibly perceptive play on the complex moral conundrums of war.

04/16/2012 By Anne Adams

FOOD NEWS

Sneak Peak: The Parish

More details emerge about the new Pearl District restaurant and wholesale oyster project from EaT: An Oyster Bar’s Tobias Hogan and Ethan Powell.

04/11/2012 By Allison Jones

Passing Thru

The Importance of Being Ernest Borgnine

Oscar winner gets a cinematic salute at NW Film Center tonight

04/05/2012 By John Chandler

DATE NIGHT CONFIDENTIAL

Plan Your Conquest at The Conquistador

This new neighborhood favorite is half dark-and-comfortable dive, half dreamy vegetarian darling nestled on the one-way stretch of SE Belmont, serving up Sou...

04/05/2012 By Allison Jones