Encounter is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to Downtown Omaha (the Old Market, NoDo, and SoDo) and Midtown. Unique entertainment, exciting cuisine, and the latest activities from the movers and shakers of this ambitious, artistic community are all showcased with fun copy and beautiful photography. Step into the nearest downtown coffeeshop or neighborhood bistro to pick up the latest issue.

For questions about editorial, contact Encounter editor Eric Stoakes.

Seven Heaven

May 2, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

Fashion blogger Hannah Almassi of whowhatwear.co.uk knows her stuff. She says spring/summer 2017’s fashion trends have “anyone who is interested in super-duper, spin-around-your-closet fashion excited.” Why? “Well, it’s an inherently upbeat season,” Almassi says. “From the […]

Java Journey

April 28, 2017 · Posted In: Coffee & Tea, Encounter, Food & Drink

Like many who guzzle black gold, Sagar Gurung started downing coffee purely for utilitarian reasons. The taste—he could have done without. “I started for the caffeine,” Gurung says. “When I took that first sip, I […]

The Evolution 
of Pop Music

April 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

Admittedly, 34-year-old Omaha native Jonathan Tvrdik doesn’t sleep much. Between co-owning Benson’s Krug Park, working as a consultant for his wife Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik’s business Hello Holiday, being a father to 2-year-old son Hugo, directing […]

Ren
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sance 
Man

April 13, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Entertainment, Omaha Magazine

A boozy brunch between girlfriends, a meeting of coworkers over coffee, a couple splitting a glass   of wine—conversations captured around the city, all serve as fodder and inspiration for Brion Poloncic’s work. In the quiet […]

Art Heist

April 7, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Style

Artwork by Kim Darling                             This article was printed in the March/April 2017 edition of Encounter.

Sexy & Slow

March 31, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Is it terrible the pain in Peedi Rothsteen’s voice is musically satisfying? His honest mix of pleasure and vulnerability blended over incredibly sexy slow jams makes your knees buckle. Rothsteen knew he was tapping a […]

True Colors

March 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

Art has long-served as an outlet to help humans heal. With America amidst an ever-building tumultuous political and social climate, choose to make art with your wardrobe. This spring, find solace in wild hues and […]

Mob Wild

March 2, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter

When Mayor Jean Stothert faces Nebraska State Senator Heath Mello and any other challengers in the upcoming mayoral election, no one is expecting any donnybrooks, free-for-alls, fracas, or melees. Thank goodness. The most violent city politics […]

Art Rage

February 23, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Galleries & Museums, Omaha Magazine

Editor’s note: Cassils is a gender non-conforming trans-masculine visual artist. Cassils uses plural gender-neutral pronouns (they, them, their) and asks that journalists do likewise when referring to them. This plurality reflects through language the position […]

Destinations

February 22, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Neighborhoods, Omaha Magazine, Places

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Horse stalls went bye-bye long ago. Now, Aksarben Village is losing car stalls, too. But that’s a good thing, as far as continued growth of the former horse-racing grounds goes. Dirt is overturned […]


 
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