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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KITCHEN GEAR

Four Reasons to Visit the New Portland Knife House

A specialty knife store curates Japan's best cutlery and honors local makers.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/26/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

Smokehouse Tavern Raises the Barbecue Bar in Southeast

Some of the city's best ribs have hopped over from across the river.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/26/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Gonzo closes for good, Shift Drinks opens in Southwest Portland, and Rogue brews a starfish-inspired beer.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/20/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Shandong's Sister Restaurant Brings the Sichuan Heat to NW Portland

Kung Pow! turns it up with damn fine Chinese take-out.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/20/2015
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FEAST 2015

Feast is Coming! We've Got This Year's Juicy Details

Tickets for the epic four-day celebration are finally on sale and we’ve got the inside scoop from Feast Co-Founder Mike Thelin.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/15/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Spielman Bagels Expands Its Hole-y Empire

One of Portland’s most beloved bagelmeisters will open a second location on Northeast Broadway.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/12/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

James Beard shutout, Josh Ozersky is dead at 47, and some of the year’s most exciting restaurants are finally here.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/05/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

The Long-Awaited Portland Mercado Debuts with Homegrown Latin American Cuisine

Where to eat and drink at Portland’s first dedicated Latino marketplace.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/04/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Stray Dogs Bring Korean Fried Chicken to Beast

The hot dog hotshots shift their focus to fried birds for the month of May.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/30/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Besaw’s Is Closing On May 29

The Northwest Portland institution closes its doors, for now.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/28/2015
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EAT THIS NOW

Artisan Hot Dogs Are Ready for the Spotlight in PDX

Behold, the next generation of America's great franks, as reimagined by local chefs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/27/2015
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BEST BRUNCHES 2015

The 10 Best New Brunches in Portland

A bumper crop of delicious new brunches takes root in PDX, with global flavors and, just as important, no hours-long wait for tables—plus five more plates we can't resist.

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, Benjamin Tepler, and Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/27/2015
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Inside P.R.E.A.M.’s Pizza Party HQ

An exclusive first look at the hottest new pie spot in town.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2015
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Restaurant and Bar Updates

Portland News to Chew

Blue Star Opens in Japan, Stumptown launches Cold Brew Nitro, and Justin Wills plans a second restaurant in Newport.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/21/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Gregory Gourdet’s Compass Dinner Series is Back

The Top Chef star sets course for a summer of intimate, globetrotting meals.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/15/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Barbecue Deluxe at Smokehouse Tavern

The Westside BBQ joint heads to the Southeast with brunch, booze, and late-night ribs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/14/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

The Scoop on P.R.E.A.M., Opening April 24

This month, the former hip-hop-loving pizza pop-up goes legit in Southeast Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/10/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Produce Row is reborn, Smallwares chef Johanna Ware opens a new restaurant, and Saveur and Food & Wine dole out local nominations.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/08/2015
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HOLIDAY CHEAT SHEET

Portland's Last-Minute Passover Meals

A handful of only-in-Portland options for the food-fueled Jewish holiday.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/02/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

P.R.E.A.M. Announces Preview Dinners

The hotly anticipated hip hop-themed pizza spot test-drives its wood-fired oven.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/01/2015
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