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.


When Life Gives You Lemons, They Might Actually Be Oranges

August 23, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

This past summer, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery hosted an artistic and cultural exchange with Sophia Wanamaker Gallery in San Jose, Costa Rica. Elisa Morera, a Costa Rican artist who splits time between Omaha and her […]


Nils Haaland

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Stage and voice actor Nils Haaland has assembled an array of roles. He’s played Pupcake, the precocious, rambunctious, and lovable puppy companion of Strawberry Shortcake. He’s also played infamous Nebraskan serial killer Charles Starkweather. Haaland […]


True Colors

August 19, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Chanell Jaramillo helps people discover their true colors—just as she once sought to divine her own. Gifted with vision and intuition that transcended her childhood in a hardscrabble neighborhood of Yuma, Arizona, she later revived […]


A Virginia Landmark in Omaha

August 12, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Publications

George Washington looms large in history. Even if he hadn’t been elected our first president, he made his mark as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, and as the man who presided over the convention that […]


John Hargiss

August 3, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Master craftsman and stringed instrument maker John Hargiss learned the luthier skills he plies at his North Omaha shop from his late father, Verl. In the hardscrabble DIY culture coming from their roots in the […]


Homer’s Manager Mike Fratt

August 2, 2016 · Posted In: Business, Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

I walked into the oldest business in the Old Market looking for Mike Fratt. My search for the general manager of Homer’s Music was blocked by towering racks of vinyl records and CDs. Then I […]


Rugged Summer Looks

July 29, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Publications, Style

hair and makeup: Chevy Kozisek   |   styling: Nicholas Wasserberger   |   wardrobe: stylist’s own   | model: Walker Greene


Hot Dogs of the Future

July 28, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

There’s a slight cognitive disconnect when one first encounters Mick Ridgway’s vegan hot dog cart. It’s not his plant-based frankfurters, which reject those sacrosanct animal ingredients—including snouts, lips, and buttholes of pigs—that are encased in […]


Colossal Heart & Soul

July 22, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Josh Hoyer, 39, isn’t afraid to speak candidly. With a heavy touring schedule and family at home in Lincoln, the lead singer and keyboardist for Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal knows full well the sacrifices […]

l-r: M.J. and Caroline McBride

The McBrides

July 15, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home, Publications

Caroline McBride sobbed as she left midtown Omaha with her partner, M.J., and the last load of their belongings from their midtown home. She was so happy there. The tears quickly subsided as they arrived […]