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. 

Beer and a Shot

Dutch Treat

Upright Brewing’s Kopstootje

04/05/2011 By John Chandler

Food News

Au Revoir, Fenouil

The Pearl District’s Fenouil shutters after a six-year run.

04/05/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Aviary Has Wings

Asian-fusion cooking comes to NE Alberta with bold beauty and modest prices.

03/30/2011 By Karen Brooks

Food News

Genoa’s Affordable Renaissance

Portland’s bastion of elaborate meals slims down for mid-week dining.

03/30/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Opening

Pocket-Sized Pok Pok

With Pok Pok Noi, Andy Ricker’s greatest Thai street food hits come to NE Prescott Street. Get in line.

03/30/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

plant profile

Clivia miniata

sunshine on a cloudy day

03/30/2011 By Kate Bryant

Restaurant Opening

Wining and Dining

Celebrated Thistle chef Eric Bechard opens Community Plate in McMinnville.

03/25/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Secrets of an Iron Chef

A behind-the-scenes look at Vitaly Paley’s April 17 battle with Jose Garces on Iron Chef America.

03/23/2011 By Karen Brooks

First Impressions

New Chicks on the Block

Cocotte busts open its French doors with Northwest plates and chicken-themed accouterments in tow.

03/23/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: Temple Bar

Knob Hill’s Indish is reborn is a whiskey & classic cocktail lounge, with a budget-friendly (and worthy) Happy Hour menu to boot.

03/16/2011 By Anna Sachse

The Mudroom

PDX Index: Tax Season

As you get ready for the 15th, we give you some interesting facts and stats about tax season in Oregon.

03/16/2011 By Katherine Garvey

get dirty

Tool Maintenance Party

tips and tricks

03/13/2011 By Kate Bryant

Compassion is Fashion

MIKE Fashion Show

Watch a runway show while giving your kidneys a little hug.

03/10/2011 By Eden Dawn

theater

Review: The Scene

This stunning portrait of mid-life disillusionment transcends any single "scene." Culturephile gives it a standing ovation.

03/10/2011 By Anne Adams

Pour

Cellar Notes: April 2011

A look at the nebbiolo, a red wine from the Piedmont region in the northwestern corner of Italy.

03/09/2011 By Condé Cox

Eat This Now

Where the Wild Things Are

Southeast Portland’s new Over the Top food cart cooks up a big buck hunter’s dream with elk, bison, venison, and boar.

03/08/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Boo

Winn Perry is Closing

Portland is losing another little gem.

02/28/2011 By Eden Dawn

Eat This Now

The Search for Portland's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

What says perfection…and where you can find it? We pounded the pavement in search of the chewy, the crisp, and the hand-crafted so you wouldn’t have to.

02/23/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Charitable Eats

Food Philanthropy (Free Pancakes!)

Whole Foods and IHOP serve up two can’t-miss foodie events to mark on your calendar

02/23/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

plant of the week

Cyclamen coum

the Marilyn Monroe of late winter flowers

02/17/2011 By Kate Bryant