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.



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

Tim McMahan’s position: Indie rock’s not dead. It’s just clotting and receding back into the deep cuts from which it first bled in the early, alternative 1990s. The Lazy-i rock critic and music columnist for […]


Jorie Lyn Scheele

April 15, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

The dream is always the same. Admiring, envious, unseen…but necessary. A synthesis of literary theory, Leroux, and Lloyd-Webber. In the dark spaces between the scenes, the watcher waits silently deconstructing the narrative, discovering new intentions […]


Jams, An American Grill

April 8, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

Although Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery recently became a second Jams location in the Old Market, some aspects of the former brewery remain. “We spent around $300,000 for a remodel of the space,” says Greg […]


Morgan Williams

April 1, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

At age 7, Morgan Williams was diagnosed with Asbergers Syndrome, a disease characterized  by difficulties in socializing. Which makes her effervescence in front of an audience just that much more amazing. And no one talking […]


Ode to M’s Pub

March 25, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Mirrors Covered in lives And streaked with assignations and carrots on buns and snails and fine wine and fruit in vodka jars as large as your darling’s eyes spying on you from that perfect angle […]


The Old Market Business Association

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, Publications

Potential business owners often dream of being independent and making their own decisions. Businesses in Omaha’s Old Market district have that freedom. “We’re not in a mall where one management company organizes us,” says Troy […]


Aaron Gum

March 18, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

Filmmaking has always been a part of life for Omaha resident Aaron Gum. “I don’t know when I first became interested in film,” Gum says. “I’ve always been into video and I don’t know if […]


Morgann Freeman

March 11, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Morgann Freeman vividly remembers the day she moved from being “the angry black girl” who got into many fights to the budding activist who believes she can battle societal ills better with her mind than […]


The Essential 
Brad Hoshaw

March 3, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Music

The legend of Brad Hoshaw and The Seven Deadlies began in 2008 with a one-off show that has since tumbleweeded into two acclaimed full-length albums and five Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. Hoshaw—who was raised […]


Living Small to Live Large

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Places

Sometimes to live large, you’ve got to live small—very small. This, at least, is the working mantra of Kevin and Amanda Kohler, who occupy a 620 square-foot condo off of 16th and Farnam streets. The […]