Associate Editor

Benjamin Tepler edits Portland Monthly’s Eat & Drink section, manages the Eat Beat blog, and writes across various departments, with a peculiar interest in Oregon-based entrepreneurial success stories, like Jacobsen Salt, Steven Smith Tea, and Kinfolk magazine

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. 

Recipes

A Portlander Makes the Country's First Fresh, Organic Ramen Noodle

Umi, oh my. These bouncy noodles are the key to a lively miso-sesame veggie salad.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park

The Insider's Guide to Forest Park

Portland boasts the wildest city park in the nation. From hidden hikes to essential gear, here's everything you need to know.

05/15/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: The Future

Forest Park Is About to Change—For Better or Worse

After decades of dreaming, big shifts—from a shiny visitors center to mountain bike trails—await the city's crown jewel.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: Long Story Short

Meet Bob McCoy, Forest Park's Lone Ranger

From homeless camps to cat-eating coyotes, the park's only full-time ranger reflects on six years in Portland's signature greenspace.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: Gear Guide

6 Oregon-Made Trail Running Essentials

From a lightweight headlamp to waterproof socks, here's the local gear to pack for your epic treks.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: Great Trails

8 Essential Forest Park Hikes

First timer? Super athlete? Arborist? We've got a trail for you.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Rebecca Jacobson, and Brian Barker

Breaking News

Iconic Barcelona Restaurant Opens an Offshoot in Portland

Can Font, a decades-old bastion of traditional Catalonian cuisine, comes to the Pearl District.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

West End: Food & Drink

Where to Eat in Portland's West End

Subterranean cocktail bunkers, a Northwest brunch mecca, and one of the city's best food cart pods. Explore this neighborhood while you're hungry.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

News to Chew

Tábor Food Cart to Close, Tusk Is a Food & Wine Restaurant of the Year, Plus More PDX Food News

… including a new bar from the owners of Old Gold, a giant eatery inside Revolution Hall, and a Michelin-approved Thai transplant from San Francisco.

05/08/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Pride

Ox Takes Home the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest

The Argentine grill from Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton does Oregon proud at the 2017 James Beard Awards.

05/02/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

First Look: Fifty Licks on E Burnside

The beloved SE Clinton scoop shop opens its second location, right across from the Laurelhurst Theater.

05/01/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: April 26–May 3

Dungeness crab omelets at Headwaters to smoked chicken at Big's, these are the things you must eat this week.

04/26/2017 By Eat Beat Team

James Beard Awards

Portland Monthly Food Critic Karen Brooks Wins a 2017 James Beard Award

Our own master wordsmith, veteran Portland food voice, and all-around punk rocker takes home the James Beard journalism prize, alongside accolades for two other Oregonians.

04/25/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekly Planner

A Gamay Noir Festival, Peruvian Pop-Ups at Andina, and More Portland Food Events

… including an Ava Gene’s cookbook release dinner, seafood Sundays at Teutonic, and Noble Rot’s 15th birthday bash.

04/25/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

News to Chew

Pok Pok NW Opens, Roe Moves West, Plus More PDX Food News

… including brunch at Jackrabbit and major openings for Laurelhurst Market’s chicken operation and Fifty Licks ice cream.

04/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Güero No. 1 Tortas Goes Brick-and-Mortar

The venerated Mexican sandwich cart outgrows its pod—and adds mescal margaritas.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Sick of dirty fries and Velveeta? Spend your hard-earned cash at these spots.

04/17/2017 By Eat Beat Team

The Other Oregon: Wallowas

Northeast Oregon's Wallowa Mountains Are Worth the Drive

From Joseph’s Jennings Hotel to jet boats on the Snake River, this corner of the state is prime for easy family touring or epic adventures.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler and Margaret Seiler

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Hit List

8 Power Lunch Destinations in Downtown Portland

Hosting foreign executives? Taking the team out for martinis? Just want to wear a suit? We’ve got a crisp-linen tablecloth for you.

04/11/2017 By Elise Herron