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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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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GIVEAWAYS

Win Tickets to the Oregon Truffle Festival

Eat Beat snagged a pair tickets to OTF’s “A Walk on the Wild Side” dinner on Friday, January 16th—and they may have your name on them!

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/06/2015
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INTRODUCING

Bamboo Izakaya's Sustainable Grill is Sizzling on Alberta

Anchored around a custom-made robata grill, the promising new sister restaurant to Portland’s sustainable sushi franchise is heating up.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/05/2015
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RECIPE

3 Killer DIY Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Cheese Plate PDX

Deep in the bleak, bone-chilling days of winter, we adults need a booster of gooey, nostalgic grilled cheese just as much as the kids do.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/05/2015
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EAT THIS NOW

Junk Food at Stray Dogs PDX

The talent-studded, hot dog-themed pop-up is a must-try.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/23/2014
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 9

Gourdet and Adams pull through this week’s challenges: football stars and dead poets.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/18/2014
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HIT LIST

10 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Foodies

The perfect gift for every kind of foodie,(almost) all for under $50

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/17/2014
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BREAKING NEWS

Jason Barwikowski to Head the Tastebud Kitchen in March, 2015

New details on Mark Doxtader’s upcoming wood-fired eatery

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/15/2014
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EAT THIS NOW

Barley Risotto at Alameda Café

Simple comfort at Northeast Portland’s newly revamped neighborhood eatery.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/15/2014
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 8

Adams takes the gold for two consecutive episodes with Gourdet trailing close behind.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/11/2014
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BREAKING NEWS

Big-Time New York Chefs Peter Cho and Johnny Leach to Launch Stray Dogs Pop-Up

The former Breslin chef joins Momofuku and Clyde Common alum at Chinatown’s Big Trouble bar.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/10/2014
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BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants Dinner Series

Portland Monthly hands out awards to three top restaurants in a year of great eating. Behind the scenes at a trio of rollicking ceremonial dinners at Langbaan, Ataula, and Nodoguro.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/10/2014
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BREAKING NEWS

Viridian to Sell the Farm to Open a Retail Space

The lauded farmers market tastemakers switch from local produce to European specialty goods

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/04/2014
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HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 7

Adams crushes the competition with a steady hand; Gourdet trapped on the bottom for the second time this season.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/04/2014
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

New American’s Take-Out Cuisine

A new eatery from two Higgins alums strives to bridge the gap between slow and fast food.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/03/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

14 Things You Must Eat and Drink This Winter

From flaming cocktails to Sichuan hot pot, we've got more than a dozen tips for giving your appetite a big, warm hug.

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Molly Woodstock
  • Published 12/01/2014
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HIT LIST

3 of Portland's Most Promising Pizza Newcomers

Our fair city is home to several heavy hitters of the pizza world—here are the players on deck.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!

  • By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, Michael Zusman, and Caleb Diehl
  • Published 12/01/2014
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