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 THIS NOW

Fried Chicken Skin Salad at Aviary

Aviary’s rebuilt menu packs bold new international flavors, and perfects old standbys, like the fried chicken skin salad.

02/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including free pizza for your old coats and a special cheese pairing seminar with world-class ch...

02/13/2012 By Allison Jones

EAT HERE NOW

Cult Favorite Chefs Staging 10-seat Dinners

Podhah’s Rodney Muirhead and food-cart star Nong are among the cast of chefs lined up for an intimate dinner series at Robert Reynolds Chef Studio.

02/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Nong’s Khao Man Gai Expands East

The queen of carts crosses the river with a new takeout space.

02/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Souped Up

Culinary share space, KitchenCru, runs hearty, affordable soup lunches through March.

02/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Staycations

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day Deals at Portland Hotels

Local hotels roll out the romance with Valentine’s Day packages that include champagne, dinner, chocolate, and more.

02/07/2012

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

02/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

The Ice Cream Collective

Salt & Straw teams up with five Portland restaurants to churn out their own unique flavors.

02/01/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Eat Beat Neighborhood News

Top food news stories from around Portland, including a PDX sweep of the NW Regional Barista Competition and Brewers Cup, a new burger joint in Sellwood, and...

01/31/2012 By Allison Jones

video

Make a Gorgeous Dry Terrarium!

easy instructions can be found on this video by Artemisia’s Amy Bryant-Aiello

01/30/2012 By Kate Bryant

Restaurant Review

Duane's World

A coffee pioneer sets his sites on the rest of the menu at the Woodsman Tavern.

01/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Long Story [Short]

Queen of Carts

The owner of the most talked-about food cart in town is expanding her culinary reach.

01/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Mudroom

Word on the Street: a Portland Glossary, February 2012

Do you have the fortitude to stay relatively sober during the Super Bowl?

01/26/2012

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Feast Portland Goes National

Bon Appétit has just signed on as national media sponsor for upcoming, big-league food fest, Feast Portland.

01/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

Pho PDX’s new, full-scale restaurant brings fantastic cocktails and Vietnamese flavors to the late-night dining scene.

01/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Event Spotlight

Slow Food PDX’s Small-Scale Meat Seminar

A panel discussion on local meat supply chains, featuring producers and processors, at Portland’s KitchenCru.

01/23/2012 By Allison Jones

Desirables

Snowflake Lights for Snowless Nights

Paper snowflake lamps cast snowflake shadows inside, even when there’s no snow outside.

01/21/2012 By Kristin Belz

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Sarah Hart

Here's a delicious dessert recipe that's perfect for Valentine's Day—and it comes straight from the (Sarah) Hart.

01/20/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

How to Make Alma's Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolatier extraordinaire Sarah Hart shares her recipe for a no-hassle dessert.

01/20/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Plantwise

Terrariums!

So you like the idea of gardening but you want to start out small. Try a terrarium! We've got a video to help you get started.

01/20/2012 By Kate Bryant