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. 

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market

The focaccia and cannoli have landed in Lents.

11/06/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Farm Spirit to Move into Roost Space

The vegan fine dining stalwart will reopen with more space, a new menu, and Fermenter, a lab devoted to all things microbial.

11/01/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Nimblefish and Holiday Unite for a Vegan Sushi Dinner

Get ready for persimmon sunomono and cauliflower sashimi from two of Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants 2018.

10/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Smokehouse Tavern to Become Polish-Focused Delores Restaurant

B. J. Smith, a SE Morrison barbecue player, will cook the Polish-leaning, playful comfort food of his childhood starting November 26.

10/29/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Executive Director

This Portlander Takes School Fundraising to the Next Level

As executive director of All Hands Raised, Dan Ryan brings fundraising dollars to more school districts.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Science

Wolf. Dog. What’s the Difference?

A pair of scientists chase canine evolution deep into DNA.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

PoMo Critic Karen Brooks Featured in The Best American Food Writing 2018

Food literature idol Ruth Reichl curates 28 of the nation’s best writers for the inaugural edition.

10/16/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018

Portland's Best New Restaurants of 2018

Ten amazing dining destinations, five must-eat dishes, and one neighborhood on the rise. It's an excellent year to eat in Portland.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Best Restaurants 2018: Still-Flapping

Portland’s Best New Restaurants 2018: Nimblefish Serves Up Serious Sushi

All the fish. None of the frills.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: Burger Time

Portland's Best New Restaurants 2018: Super Deluxe Is Our Answer to In-N-Out

Micah Camden's drive-through brings together all walks for burgers, fries, and fizzy waters.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: The Next Generation

Portland's Best New Restaurants 2018: Nostrana’s Little Sib Is More Than a Wine Bar

An Italian institution's side hustle holds its own.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: Late-Night Surprise

Portland's Best New Restaurants 2018: At OK Omens, Castagna’s Chef Cuts Loose

Fried chicken Caesars and mapo tofu poutine are signs of good things to come.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Pizza Legend Joe Beddia Will Make Pizza in Portland on Oct 29

“The best pizza in America” is headed to the wood hearth at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty.

09/28/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Alma Chocolate Sold to Moonstruck

The pioneering indie chocolate shop will hand over the reins.

09/14/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

An Old World Apple Expert Shares Her Recipe for the Perfect Pie

The secret to Portland's best pie? Susan Christopherson.

09/11/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Super Deluxe Brings In-N-Out-Style Fast Food to Portland

Micah Camden is this city's burger king.

09/11/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Farewell to Nong’s Original Downtown Cart

The cart that started it all—and helped make Portland a food tourism destination—has rolled away to make room for the new 12-story Moxy Hotel.

08/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Feast 2018

Feast Launches Limited-Edition New Seasons Market Collaborations

… and we taste-tested them to find the very best.

08/29/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: August 22–28

Super-crunchy fish and chips at Salmonberry Saloon and cheesy bread at Kachka are your required eating for the week.

08/22/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Interview

Why Is Super Deluxe Rocking Portland’s Fast-Food World?

Restaurant chain mogul Micah Camden tells all. In short? The fall of national drive-throughs, ex-cons and high school students in the kitchen, and the great equalizer of race and money: a perfect burger.

08/15/2018 By Benjamin Tepler