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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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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RECIPE

Spread the Spring with Rhubarb and Rose Petal Jam

A farmers market pro weaves together two flavorful seasonal ingredients for biscuit-ready preserves.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/01/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Kitchen Shuffles at Olympia Provisions; McMinnville Gets Two New Restaurants

Executive chef Colin Stafford leaves his post for wine country while OP Southeast chef Alex Yoder steps up as head honcho for both restaurants.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/01/2015
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BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Jacobsen Salt Buys Out Bee Local

Two hyper-local Portland start-ups become one elemental food brand.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/26/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Two Portland Chefs and Restaurant Critic Karen Brooks are James Beard Award Finalists

Castagna’s Justin Woodward, Ox’s Greg and Gabrielle Denton, and Portland Monthly’s very own flavor-seeking wordsmith are in the running.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/24/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Ya Hala launches brunch, Bamboo Izakaya reverts to Bamboo Sushi, and Ristretto Roasters is Google’s favorite coffee.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/23/2015
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OPENING WATCH

Three Reasons to Check Out Conserva, the New Specialty Market from Viridian Farms

The farmers-turned-tastemakers are bringing some of the best and most obscure Spanish and French ingredients to Northwest Portland.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/18/2015
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Inside Noraneko, Biwa's New Ramen and Juice Joint

A first look at the "alley cat" from Biwa owners Gabe Rosen and Kina Voelz.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/16/2015
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Trend Watch

Hot Dogs: So Hot Right Now

The iconic ballpark frank is going through a major Portland renaissance.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/06/2015
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EAT WITH YOUR EYES

Tastebud’s Pizzamobile

Portland’s farm-fresh pizza and bagel makers built their dream truck: part wood-fired oven, part road-tripper.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/03/2015
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TOP COCKTAILS

The Ultimate Barsenal: Stock Your Home Bar Like a Pro

The owners of Portland's Bull in China cocktail supply store share their favorite finds.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/03/2015
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RECIPE

The Easiest Pasta Recipe of All Time

In her new cookbook, Jenn Louis explores the hidden world of Italian dumplings—and unearths a seriously simple version.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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TOP COCKTAILS

The 10 Most Interesting Cocktails in PDX Right Now

A snapshot of the best of Portland's creative bar offerings, from neighborhood dives to craft cocktail havens.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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TOP COCKTAILS

5 Portland-Made Cocktail Classics Worth Savoring

It's hard to argue with time-tested perfection. These specimens pay homage to their pedigreed forbears with measured respect.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

The Reinvention of Portland's Iconic Indie Steak House

Can chef Ben Bettinger bring new life to Laurelhurst Market? Signs point to yes.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 03/02/2015
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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Nerdy olive oil conferences, Paley’s Place 20th anniversary, Park Kitchen’s new family-style dinners, and much, much, more.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/27/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Best Bets for Portland Dining Month

The tastiest-looking menus for the city’s budget-friendly dining month.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/24/2015
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BREAKING NEWS

Gonzo Launches Hummus Line and Pop-Up

The popular Middle Eastern food cart expands its empire.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/23/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Olympic Provisions changes its name, Pioneer Square becomes a cart pod, and major national accolades pile up for Portland chefs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/20/2015
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