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. 

Burgers

Portland's Best Burgers

You got the need, the need for beef? Let our guide to Portland's best burgers give you the resources you need to make that educated culinary choice on that most American of dishes: the hamburger. We scoured the city to find the best in nine different ca

07/20/2009 With Martha Calhoon, Randy Gragg, Brian Barker, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Kasey Cordell

Sustainability Scope

The Coolest City of Them All?

Portland’s Climate Action Plan measures up

06/30/2009 By Benjamin Tepler

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein

Mudroom

PDX Pop Now!

Four can’t-miss bands rock Portland’s favorite all-ages music festival.

06/22/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Beyond the Bridges

Great Lake

Wintertime Tahoe holds no shortage of its own stunning imagery and activities, but for natives and long-timers, summer is the secret star. Choosing a vacation base can feel overwhelming. If I had to build a pair of perfect days there, I'd stick to Tahoe C

05/26/2009 By Paige Williams

Hit List

All in the Family

From kites to rodeos to cherry picking, there's something for everyone this summer. Here's your guide to Portland's family-friendly summer events.

05/21/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame

Pour

Soter Vineyards

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks

05/19/2009

Nosh

Eat Their Words

Understanding restaurant menus shouldn’t be this hard.

05/19/2009 By J. David Santen Jr.

EAT THIS NOW

Chicken & Waffles at Simpatica

Get thee to Simpatica for a breakfast of fried chicken and golden waffles that hails from either Harlem or somewhere in the South.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

The Hit List

Haute Diggity

Need a boxwood for the backyard or a succulent for the sill? Look no further.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Stroll

Walk On

Only Portland boasts an integrated network of both trails and streets that turns much of our city into one giant pedestrian playground.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Article

Age of Innocence

Hoping to bait a serial killer on a lonely Oregon highway, two teenage girls attempt to embrace their dark sides.

05/19/2009 By Stacy Bolt

Election

Party Animal

Libertarian presidential hopeful Michael Jingozian explains why he’s qualified to be America’s chief executive officer.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Sips

True Brew

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Music

Jick Magnet

Rocker and literate lyricist Stephen Malkmus talks about yogic singing, fatherhood, and his impending death.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

Mr. Feel Good

Busting manly myth No. 17: Spas are just for chicks.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

5 Minutes With...

Mighty Mom

American Gladiators inductee Monica Carlson talks about the fantasy—and the reality—of pummeling burly women.

05/19/2009 By Sarah Skidmore

Eat More, Spend Less

The Art of Eating Cheaply

On the contrary, it means seeking out talented chefs who can transform the simplest, cheapest ingredients into a sublime masterpiece of a meal.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Camela Raymond, Camas Davis, John Chandler, Megan Callow, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Frog Lake Buttes

It’s worth the strenuous three-mile climb for a stunning 360-degree panorama of winter backcountry splendor.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker