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. 

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

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Picnic Redux

Picnic re-opens this month with a brand new breakfast menu

04/04/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

HAPPY HOUR OF THE WEEK

Happy Hour at Broder

Avoid the morning wait and head to Broder in the p.m. for Happy Hour-priced portions of the Swedish eatery’s popular lefse, meatballs, aebleskiver, and...

03/30/2012 By Allison Jones

EAT THIS NOW

Puccia at Oven & Shaker

Cathy Whims’s wood-fired sandwiches heat up the downtown lunch competition.

03/28/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Eat Beat Neighborhood News

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the third location of the Grilled Cheese Grill, a new brick-and-mortar smoothie cafe on Southeast Stark...

03/27/2012 By Allison Jones

crazy enough to work

Oprah & Rosie Endorse Storm Large

Portland singer and newly-minted memoir author gets a national boost from two powerful women.

03/26/2012 By Anne Adams

Desirables

Loving the Loot

The NW 19th Avenue shop is a welcome addition to Portland’s new design and décor row.

03/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Kitchens of Distinction

How to bring an old kitchen into the present day, while still staying true to the spirit of your old house.

03/25/2012 By Kristin Belz

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Tracy Oseran

Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta

03/23/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Introducing

Aviary Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

The up-and-comer restaurant was damaged by a Fourth of July fire last summer. Now it's back.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Think Avocado Toast Is Good? Try This Springtime Fava Bean Bruschetta.

Urban Gleaner Tracy Oseran shares her simple recipe for the fleeting green treat.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Feature

Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Cover Story

The Quintessential Portland Gardener

Putting plants to soil has an expansive tradition in our region, one of the world's most fertile valleys.

03/23/2012 By Kate Bryant

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Tracy Oseran

Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Tommy Habetz’s Sunday Supper

Tommy Habetz gives us a sneak peak at his new “Jr. Executive Lounge”

03/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

Kinder Eggs, the Portland way

Pix’s handcrafted “Kinder Eggs” are a sweet gastronome treat.

03/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Fashion News

Open Season Lineup

Want to know who’s showing at Sandbox Studio this year? We got the list.

03/21/2012 By Eden Dawn

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Eat Beat Neighborhood News

Top food news stories from around Portland, including new lunch offerings from Saint Cupcake, a pastry chef shuffle at Milwaukee Kitchen and Wine, and detail...

03/20/2012 By Allison Jones