Benjamin Tepler edits Portland Monthly’s Savor recipe column, 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. He splits his time 50/50 as the Associate Editor of Sagacity Media’s Custom division, writing and editing for their manifold publications. 

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. 

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MUSIC FESTIVAL

Recapping Pickathon 2015—in Photos!

From a soulful Leon Bridges to Sinkane's sweaty psychadelia; from tUnE-yArDs' heart-pounding hypnotism to JD McPerson's retro rockabilly, Pickathon filled our ears, souls—and bellies—with delights. And we've got the pics to prove it.

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Amy Martin, Brendan Duggan, Andrea Tomasi, and Samuel Hunt
  • Published 08/03/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Ataula Owners to Open a Paella Restaurant and Churros Bar

The masterminds behind Portland’s popular Spanish eatery will launch two projects: Chesa and 180, both on Northeast Broadway.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 07/31/2015
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BREAKING FOOD NEWS

New Ramen Spot, Marukin, to Open Inside Pine Street Market

The upcoming food hall adds a reputable Japanese noodle name to its roster.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/29/2015
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including wild game at Lardo, free hot dogs, and Peruvian Independence Day celebrations galore.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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GOOD EATS

Where to Eat and Shop for Indian Food in Beaverton

A look at the metro area's standout Indian markets and eateries—and why they all lie west of Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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RAINMAKER

How the Clymb is Changing the Rugged Outdoor Gear Market

Portland's breakout online fitness and adventure retailer offers top gear at huge discounts.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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RECIPE

4 Frozen Fruit Popsicle Recipes to Help You Beat the Heat

A Northwest take on Mexican paletas keeps your picnic super cool.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Mt Hood Territory

Picture-perfect meadows, ripe huckleberries, alpine lakes, and the country’s longest network of mountain-bike-specific trails on federal land await your muddy boots.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Inside Burrasca's New Brick-and-Mortar

The former Florentine food cart opens its doors on Southeast Clinton.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/14/2015
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GET OUT

Gear Up with Our Gallery of Local Outdoor Toys and Tech

Outfit your summer adventures with handsome boots, go-anywhere meals, and the one tent to rule them all.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/13/2015
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GOOD EATS

3 Ways to Make the Most of Oregon's Summer Tomato Bounty

Those heirloom beauties deserve a better end than a humble sandwich slice.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/13/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy’s Providore Market

Pastawork’s new food lover’s emporium will open in October with Flying Fish seafood and sit-down dining.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/07/2015
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Bastille Day celebrations, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and DIY GMO gardening at OMSI

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/07/2015
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HIT LIST

The 2015 Portland Restaurant Halftime Report

We take a look at the biggest restaurant openings and closures of 2015, with updates on the year’s still-to-open prospects.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 06/24/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

5 Reasons to Check Out the New Portland Mercado

The east side's new Latino marketplace debuts with 7,000 square feet of authentic street food and south-of-the-border shopping.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/22/2015
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BEST BEER

Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

  • By Zach Dundas, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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RECIPE

Upgrade Your Picnic Hot Dogs with Stellar Toppings and Sides

Stray Dogs give Fourth of July outdoor eats some major pop.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/22/2015
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TECHNOLOGY

Small Wonders of Oregon's Nanotech Frontier

How the state's enterprising nanotech companies are innovating at the micro level.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/22/2015
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Eat Here Now

Happy Hour at Portland Penny Diner

Vitaly Paley’s casual breakfast and lunch spot rebrands with frybread “tacos” for dinner and cocktails on tap.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/16/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

Is this Stretch of Downtown Portland's Little Italy?

Two new Italian-leaning watering holes anchor a budding stretch of Southwest Morrison.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/09/2015
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