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 Daisy Hutzell-Rodman.


Kellogg Place

June 23, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Sports

Nonconformity is at home at Kellogg Place. The bustling, brick, glass-fronted space at 24th and Harney streets hosts three separate business operations that buck the status quo. Muglife Coffee Roastery, Greenstreet Cycles, and Wag pet […]


Doug Strain

Posted In: Encounter, Fitness, Health, Publications

Nestled in the leafy upper levels of the Old Market Passageway, tucked in the conjoining rooms of a former yoga studio, you’ll find the cozy abode of Aether & Epsom, a massage therapy studio and […]


Yes She Is

June 16, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

No bone-honest Omaha scenester between the ages of 15 and 35 doesn’t want to be Kianna Alarid when they grow up. Alarid’s first band, Tilly and the Wall, indie-rocked the 00s with effusively youthful songs […]


Why Not Omaha?

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Sports

Just as it has been for the past 65 years, Omaha—especially downtown—will be hopping this summer. Since 1950, the city has been known as home base for the College World Series—first at Rosenblatt, and for […]


“Look Bored and Wet”


Ben Rowe

Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Benjamin Rowe creates cocktails that, quite frankly, say, “drink me.”  They are magical, but they won’t make you smaller. The magic comes from the fact that they are crafted with a lot of thought and […]


Irish in Omaha

May 27, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Publications

It’s impossible to tell the early story of Omaha without discussing its residents of Irish ancestry. Sadly, Omaha’s first Irish neighborhood, located just south of Florence, was called Gophertown. It derived its name from the […]


Contemporary Pub Fare

May 20, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants, Reviews

Jackson Street Tavern offers contemporary American cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Chef and co-owner Deke Reichardt is hesitant to label it “fine dining.” He explained, “People have a lot of options in this neighborhood and city, […]


Joseph Broghammer

May 13, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

It has been said that art imitates life. Joseph Broghammer’s art is based on his life, acting as a sort of diary that captures his minutes, his hours, and his days. Talking about the role […]


Neil Griess

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Neil Griess felt like an alien. He immersed himself so deeply into his art that coming out of it felt unnatural. This feeling of being otherworldly, detached and yet painting reality, lasted for about three […]