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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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sensory Overload at Bang Bang

Aggressively seasoned Southeast Asian bar snacks join NE Fremont’s growing restaurant row.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/18/2015
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INTERVIEW

The Top Chef Exit Interview: Gregory Gourdet

After a roller coaster season, the Top Chef runner-up talks training, adrenaline rushes, and his next steps.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/12/2015
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SUGAR RUSH

Sweet Secrets from Portland's Best Pastry Pros

Five local dessert dreamers share tips and tricks from their sprinkle-flecked arsenals.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/11/2015
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EAT THIS NOW

Oso’s Adventure Brunch

On the first weekend of every month, the Southeast wine shop transforms into an international brunch destination.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/10/2015
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Q & A

The Top Chef Exit Interview: Doug Adams

The Top Chef bronze medalist talks strategy, romance, and reaching the breaking point on Bravo’s hit television show.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/09/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 14

Adams out for good; Gourdet headed to finale

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/05/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Le Vieux’s Old World Plates

The Northwest Portland eatery does justice to the classics, but needs a boost of comfort.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/04/2015
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EAT THIS NOW

3 Comforting Dishes to Help You Survive the Late-Winter Drizzle

Hot, Creamy, Cheesy: these gray-day plates will keep spirits high until the sun returns.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Kelly Clarke
  • Published 02/02/2015
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BIG PICTURE

This Majestically Decayed Warehouse Is Incubating New Ideas in Food and Business

Could Ecotrust’s new project be a new asset for Portland’s gastro-entrepreneurs and an example of enlightened capitalism?

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/02/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 13

Adams comes back from the brink to crush the competition.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/29/2015
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RECIPE

Tex-Mex Touchdown! Recipes For Your Super Bowl Spread

La Taq’s fundido, salsa, and fumble-free guacamole are this year’s top gridiron party prospects.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/28/2015
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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Kurt Spak cooks at Fenrir, Chefs’ Week PDX, Stray Dogs returns

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/27/2015
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RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Boxer Ramen Northeast opens, Castagna launches a new menu, and the owner behind Gustav’s and Der Rheinlander plans a new location for Keizer, Oregon.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/23/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 12

Gourdet narrowly slips into the finale; Adams in limbo.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/22/2015
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HIT LIST

The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015

Our hottest restaurant prospects for the new year (March is going to be a big one).

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/21/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 11

Gourdet hangs on with help from his sister; Adams slotted for a comeback.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/15/2015
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FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

PREAM’s Chinese-Italian Pop-Up

Menu details for the hip-hop-inspired pizza sensation’s new pop-up dinner series.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/13/2015
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FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including the Oregon Truffle Festival, dance parties at DaNet, and izakaya dinners at Nodoguro

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/12/2015
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 10

In an ode to Julia Child, Imperial's Doug Adams is eliminated (for now).

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/08/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The New Laurelhurst Market

Chef Ben Bettinger and bartender Kevin Ludwig helm Portland’s iconic, alternative steak house; Paley’s Place chef Patrick McKee joins the kitchen.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/07/2015
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