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


Sandwiches at the Woodsman Market

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

05/02/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


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


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


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: 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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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