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.


Reinventing the Classic

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

Time travel back to childhood. Sink your teeth into two slices of white bread slathered with creamy peanut butter and purplish jam, the sandwich staple of sack lunches and after-school snacks. Can you taste the […]


The Emburys

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

Drew and Mandy Embury had already fully experienced the advantages of traditional homeownership as well as its not-so-good points—like the four-season property upkeep and the inconvenience of two major remodels—so when it came time to […]



Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Humor, Publications

Rat Terrier. Hates cats. Free. When Joe Horejsi saw this ad in the Thrifty Nickel, he could never had anticipated the impact it would have on his personal and professional life. Horejsi is the owner […]


Black Jonny Quest

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Turned off the boob tube an’ let the needle drop, on some fly lo death to Fox News for Megyn Kelly sayin’ Jesus white yo. Now to who do society loathe, our judging niggas by […]


Riverfront Redevelopment Plans

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

North America’s longest river is receiving lots of local attention—and not just because of all the Pokémon in the vicinity. Omaha’s Old Market is the place to be for players of the successful augmented reality […]


Bustin’ Chops, Sweatin’ Bulls

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Sports

Jim and Emily Codr are the parents of four children ages 5 to 9, so they trek downtown often to enjoy attractions like the giant slides at the Gene Leahy Mall, the train exhibits at […]


Keep Calm and Never Mind the Ghost

Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

Opened on September 30, 1996, Upstream Brewing Co. celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Ask owner and founder Brian Magee to explain how Upstream has thrived for so many years, and he talks mostly about […]


Larry Ferguson

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

Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity Company was searching for someone to memorialize its home office of more than 65 years before they relocated, they called upon Omaha artist and photographer Larry Ferguson. “It’s what I do […]


Samuel Brett Williams’ Revelation

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

The Rapture. The Apocalypse. The end of the world. And the New Jerusalem is in…Arkansas? Hopefully, someone packed their Rapture kit. Oh…throw in an atheist and things just got real. Revelation, adapted from a book […]


Sam Parker

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Nightlife, Publications

Sam Parker wants to help his patrons find that feeling—the rush of emotion that happens when people lose themselves in a song. A true-to-form millennial, Parker has pursued passion projects and labors of love from […]