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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SAVOR

New Potato Gnocchi

Flexitarian chef Abby Fammartino serves a spring dish almost anyone can enjoy.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/12/2013
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VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Abby Fammartino

Abby's Table chef Abby Fammartino gives us her recipe for a flavorful gluten-free gnocchi.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/12/2013
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ANATOMY OF A DISH

Deconstructing Aviary’s Sweet and Sour Monkfish

We investigate the sweet and the sour in this Northeast Portland restaurant's elevated Cantonese classic.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/10/2013
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BREAKING FOOD NEWS

5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Multnomah Whiskey Library

We've got the scoop on Portland’s upcoming “spirit library” and its lead man, Tommy Klus.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/09/2013
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ROOM FOR DEBATE

Meatball Madness

Three of Portland’s top meatball subs go head to head: Shut Up And Eat, 24th & Meatballs, and Bunk Sandwiches

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/03/2013
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ANATOMY OF A DISH

Deconstructing Le Pigeon’s Mussels Vinaigrette

A closer look at Gabriel Rucker’s mad method for mussels.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/03/2013
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sephardic Flavors at Scott Snyder's Levant

How a new French-Arabesque restaurant on E Burnside fuses the cuisines of Spain, Portugal, North Africa, and the Middle East into one of the boldest openings of the year.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/27/2013
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ANATOMY OF A DISH

Deconstructing Blue Star’s Valrhona Donut

We dig deeper into the cocoa-driven wonder from Blue Star Donuts.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/27/2013
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HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew | March 27

Everything you need to know about this week's Portland food and drink news, including the closing of Alice's Bagels and the debut of Huckleberry Pub.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 03/27/2013
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EAT HERE NOW

Eat Here Now: Raven & Rose

The historic Ladd Carriage House is now a worthy restaurant mixing Northwest culinary trends with English tradition (and plenty of cocktails).

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/22/2013
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GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Portland's Food for Thought Festival

We're giving away a pair of tickets to a new, four-day festival of food, literary enrichment, and comedy aiming to fight hunger in Oregon.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/21/2013
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HIT LIST

8 Reservation-Friendly Portland Restaurants

We explore Portland's no-reservation policy and dish on the top dinner spots you CAN count on, without the wait.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones
  • Published 03/20/2013
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SAVOR

Spring Salad

Local dough master Ken Forkish rolls out a new way to bring bread to the table.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/15/2013
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VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Ken Forkish

Portland's legendary bread guru shares his recipe for early spring salad with salami crisps, pickled asparagus, and smoked rye.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/15/2013
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Fish Sauce

A neighborhood Vietnamese spot brings a wallet-friendly happy hour and expertly crafted cocktails to Northwest Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/13/2013
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BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Chef Rick Widmayer Out at Screen Door

Longtime Screen Door chef Rick Widmayer has departed, with plans for a doughnut shop/bar in the works.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/01/2013
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TREND WATCH

Next-Generation Bagel Wars

A new crop of Portland bagelmeisters enters the fray.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/27/2013
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CHEAP EATS 2013

Best of the Bowls

Fathomless pho, Korean hot pots, and goat curry

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/22/2013
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CHEAP EATS 2013

Taco Tours

Portland's newest generation of Mexican flavors

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/22/2013
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INTERVIEW

Five Questions with Roseline Coffee’s Marty Lopes

Lopes talks St. Jack’s coffee program and the role of coffee in restaurants.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/20/2013
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