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. 

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