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. 

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Bar Guide

6 Portland Bars Every Newcomer Must Know

Think Portland is all hazy IPAs and old-fashioneds? Only one way to learn the truth.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Restaurant Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Every Newcomer Must Visit

From PDX classics to new faves, these spots will give you a crash course in deliciousness. Welcome.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Ski Resorts

A Guide to Mount Hood's Ski Resorts

Here's a rundown of where to ski, snowboard, or just curl up by the fire.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Campground Guide

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

Procrastinators, this is for you.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Get Out of Town

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

News to Chew

Alibi Launches Karaoke Brunch, Mother's Bistro Relocates, and More PDX News

… including QuickFish in the Pearl, Burger Stevens at Dig a Pony, the final days for Ringside Fish House, and the opening of Kachka 2.0.

08/01/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

Bar Norman, a Natural Wine Paradise, Opens Its Doors on SE Clinton

Wine star Dana Frank’s baby is here, and it’s a stunner.

07/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Event Spotlight

Departure’s Gregory Gourdet to Host Talent-Studded James Beard Dinner Fundraiser

Thirteen of Portland's James Beard stars (and Congressman Earl Blumenauer) join forces to fight for a fair food system.

07/24/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Recipes

Make Kim Jong Grillin’s Salty-Sweet Galbi Short Ribs at Home

The secret ingredient? Strawberry Sunkist.

07/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

New Seasons Teams Up with Star Chef Matt Lightner to Reinvent the Meal Kit

The grocery chain tries its hand at a sophisticated, local version of Blue Apron.

06/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: June 20–26

Comforting pozole at Güero and smoked oyster dip at Enoteca Nostrana are your required eating for the week.

06/20/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams

Summer Eats: Grill Skill

How to Grill the Perfect Burger (Seriously)

Grain & Gristle's Ben Meyer spills the secrets to his unbeatably juicy burger.

06/19/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Summer Eats: Savor

3 Essential Grilling Recipes from Top Portland Chefs

Bratwurst and skirt steak feel like old news? From salty-sweet pork chops to herbaceous cucumber and haloumi, here's how to heat up your summer.

06/19/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

27 Portland Patios for Blissed-Out Summer Dining

Like food? And sun? This list is for you.

06/19/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Food Event Spotlight

Cookbook Legend Diana Henry Comes to Powell’s June 13

PoMo food critic Karen Brooks hosts a deep dive into Henry’s new cookbook, How to Eat a Peach.

06/12/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Wine Star Dana Frank to Open Bar Norman on SE Clinton

The natural wine evangelist will open her stripped-down boîte in July.

05/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Are We Loving the Outdoors to Death?

Humans are overrunning the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. What's to be done?

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Get Outside

The Insider's Guide to Camping in the Pacific Northwest

It's finally summer. Here's how to escape the crowds, score secret spots, discover Oregon's wild desert, and camp like royalty.

05/22/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by Isaac Lane Koval