The 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 The Encounter editor Chris Wolfgang.


Boys Just Want To Have Fun

May 20, 2015 · Posted In: Publications, The Encounter

This fashion spread appeared in The Encounter May/June 2015 edition.


New Beginnings on Park Avenue

May 8, 2015 · Posted In: Publications, The Encounter

It wasn’t until Dave Wingert was in his 20s that he learned, that, like himself, his father had been an actor and radio personality. And it wasn’t until that time that he learned the full […]


Overland Sheepskin Co.

May 4, 2015 · Posted In: Publications, The Encounter

This article appeared in The Encounter May/June 2015 issue. As a boy in the late 1930s, Jerry Leahy rode with his father from their home in southeastern Nebraska to downtown Omaha’s fruit and vegetable market.  His father owned […]


Marilyn Coffey

Posted In: People, Publications, The Encounter

Article originally published in The Encounter May/June 2015 edition. Somewhere along the continuum of every poem and scrap of prose that ever was and ever will be, Marilyn Coffey’s canon hovers quietly like a fleck […]


Going Native

April 30, 2015 · Posted In: Music, Nightlife, Publications, The Encounter

From fine dining to apartment living, craft cocktails to art openings, the cultural and economic boom of the Old Market has resounded across the region. However, this resurgence nearly went without a soundtrack. While over […]


Worker’s Take-Out

April 29, 2015 · Posted In: Publications, The Encounter

I was strolling through the wide hallway in the lowest level of the First National Center when I saw a friend waving at me. He wanted to say hello, but he didn’t want to lose his […]


Interview with an Alter Ego

Posted In: Publications, The Encounter

Isacc French says he was an artist even before Ogo Denim hit him with his car. “You have to think to yourself: What is art? And then, what is doing art?” French, 31, argues while […]


Daniel Dorner

April 24, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Publications, The Encounter, Theatre

When Daniel Dorner performed in the Brigit St. Brigit’s production for An Iliad last fall, he gave a rivetting performance in the role of epic poet Homer and related the tale of the Trojan War with […]


Custom Build

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Home Improvement, The Encounter

For Kevin and Amy Brokaw, it’s the small details that make their home their home. Little, unexpected things—wallpaper that looks like industrial-chic metal panels. An undercounter cabinet that pulls out to reveal rows of wine-glass […]


Fires, Ghosts, and Alligators

April 15, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Places, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter. Dick Mueller decided to open his new dinner theater in the Old Market in 1972 after considering a site at the Westroads Mall. He named it the Firehouse Dinner […]