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.


Buf Reynolds

November 24, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Her work is simultaneously bold and classic. At times she comes across as a formidable force; other times she’s as approachable as an old friend, signing her emails “Luf, Buf.” Buf Reynolds is equal parts […]


The Burlington Building

November 19, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Publications

The Fourth of July 1898 was quite a day for Omaha. The Trans-Mississippi Exposition opened its doors about a month earlier, and it would continue until November. Omaha’s own World’s Fair drew 2.6 million people […]


Dystopian Dreams

Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Publications, Style, Uncategorized

model | Angela Balderston clothing | Buf Reynolds hair | Sarah Root, Victor Victoria makeup | Chevy Kozisek, Victor Victoria location | Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts stylist | Nicholas Wasserberger Special thanks to Alex […]


Lucile’s Old Market

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Many walk right by the iron gate while strolling to the restaurants and shops of the Old Market, never knowing the secret treasures found beyond its locked entrance. No flashy sign, no hours of operation, […]


The Essential Good Life

November 12, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

As we celebrate our descent into the great unknown with The Good Life’s recent Saddle Creek release Everybody’s Coming Down, let’s take a few moments of silence to highlight the band’s oeuvre, which has occupied our […]


Making the Old New Again

November 5, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home, Home Improvement, Neighborhoods, Publications

Sherri and John Obermiller decided their new downtown condo reminded them too much of the suburbs. They should know. The couple moved in 2011 from their five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in the white-picket-fence-lined neighborhoods off 180th […]


Rustic Roots

October 30, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre, Uncategorized

It took two-and-a-half years of eager anticipation for the new Blue Barn Theatre to take shape at 10th and Pacific streets, as producing artistic director Susan Clement-Toberer waited impatiently to start creating in the new space. […]



October 23, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

When Indian Oven closed its doors for good in July 2014 after 30 years in business, fans of the establishment needed to venture outside the Old Market to get their hands on authentic naan, tandoori, […]



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

Beansmith Coffee Roasters’ immaculate bar still feels brand-new—it just opened this past spring—but its original wood floors, exposed brick, and some of the design details resonate of a much earlier era. The Old Market building […]


Where the Wild Things Are

Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Publications, Style

Local designer and Omaha Fashion Week veteran Audio Helkuik is introducing a new line of leather accessories for the fall season. See more of Audi’s creations at etsy.com/shop/audiohelkuik. hair | Cory McGranahan, Victor Victoria makeup […]