Associate Editor

Benjamin Tepler edits Portland Monthly’s Eat & Drink section, manages the Eat Beat blog, and writes across various departments, with a peculiar interest in Oregon-based entrepreneurial success stories, like Jacobsen Salt, Steven Smith Tea, and Kinfolk magazine

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. 

Camping Guide: The Long Haul

Which Pacific Northwest Thru-Hike Is Right for You?

Stargazing and rattlesnakes? Or solitude and grizzlies? Take your pick!

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Wild Country

5 Northwest Backpacking Trips to Take Right Now

Lace up those boots—high-alpine lakes, wildflower-lined trails, and hand-operated cable cars are waiting.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Fingers Crossed

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Free Wheelin'

How to Car-Camp Like Royalty

Here's your deluxe, all-PNW guide.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Oregon Shut Out at the 2018 James Beard Awards

… but there were well-deserved wins for Seattle’s Edouardo Jordan and for diversity of all sorts.

05/08/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

Kiosko Brings Latin Pride—and Mexican Affogato—to the South Waterfront

Forget your vanilla latte. At this diminutive coffee shop, it's all "cortaditos" and "ahogados."

04/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

A New Italian Market in Lents Makes a Mean 'Grass Pie'

Don't call it a quiche.

04/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Chickpea Stew Is Usually the Uncool Dad Jeans of Soup. Not This One.

Vivienne's take is warming, spicy, and complex.

03/27/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

Tails & Trotters Reopens with Plate Lunches, Sandwiches, and Beer

A year after a devastating fire torched its aged pork inventory, NE Portland's artisan butcher shop rises from the ashes.

03/21/2018 By Christine Menges and Benjamin Tepler

James Beard Awards

Portland's 2018 James Beard Finalists Announced

Coquine, Clyde Common, Kachka, and Castagna are in the final running, along with a pair of local cookbooks.

03/14/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

Portland Cookbook Wins—and Promptly Loses—Coveted Award amid Policy Scandal

Martha Holmberg, local cookbook author and CEO of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, is in hot water over her Six Seasons win.

03/05/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Nimblefish Brings the Art of Sushi Back to the Basics

With a stellar wine list to boot.

02/27/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Breaking News

Sellwood's Either/Or Expands to N Williams

The freewheeling coffee shop, mocktail lab, and chai factory will morph into a bar with a full menu in May.

02/19/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Oregon Scores 18 Semifinalist Nominations at 2018 James Beard Awards

It’s another landslide year for Portland chefs, restaurateurs, and wine aficionados.

02/15/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Bamboo Does Brunch, Wild Abandon Shutters, and More PDX Food News

… including yet another new brunch at Bar Casa Vale, a reboot at Shizuku by Chef Naoko, and new digs for Holdfast and Deadshot.

02/14/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

V Day

The Valentine’s Day 2018 Hit List

If it were our money, these are the five places we’d take our honeys.

02/05/2018 By Eat Beat Team

First Impressions

Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry Rolls Out New, Homey Dinner

The Hollywood brunch mainstay debuts a delicious, unfussy evening menu.

01/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

Go Beyond the Cheese Plate at These Portland Wine Bars

Oui Wine Bar and Park Avenue Fine Wines put a premium on food.

01/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Chocolate Babka Is the Best Thing Ever

Pastry whiz Clare Gordon teaches the art of buttery, chocolate-filled bread.

01/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler