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.


Invasion of the Hudlies!

January 19, 2015 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, In the Office, The Encounter

Hudl, the Lincoln-based sports video editing company, is now making its presence felt in Omaha and shows no signs of slowing down. In September, Hudl opened a new location in the Old Market at 1013 [...]


Quincy Ellefson

January 16, 2015 · Posted In: Publications, The Encounter

If you’re ever strolling or driving along 13th Street near TD Ameritrade Park in NoDo, you might be surprised to recognize a familiar face or two. Quincy Ellefson, who was 8 years old by the [...]


The “Funbuster”

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

No food in the gallery. Turn down the heat. Don’t touch that.” Co-workers at the Durham Museum call curator Carrie Meyer “The Funbuster.”  She’s something of a spoil sport. But for a good reason. She [...]


Beautiful Decay


A Night at The Max

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

Here are the town eccentrics, the artists, the kings and queens of drag, those who love to dance and those attempting to hook up. Here are the civilized, but just as often the debauchers and [...]


Performance Man

December 25, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

By day he’s a mild-mannered assistant director of learning and development at Omaha’s Hyatt hotels. By night and during weekends, though, Doug Hayko is one the city’s most well-known—and perhaps most infamous—performance artists, one who [...]


Timothy Rimmer

December 22, 2014 · Posted In: Fashion, Lifestyle, People, Publications, Style, The Encounter

Timothy Rimmer’s daily confrontation with his closet can be something of a skirmish. Some days it’s an all-out battle. His wardrobe selections are anything but a grab-and-go affair. Just what guise will the unisex model [...]


A Family Downtown

December 9, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Downtown, Family, Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

It helps to have an elevator. Which is just what Kristin Brown tells friends and the curious whenever they ask how in the world she’s going to get that baby stroller and other infant paraphernalia [...]


Skateboard Underground


Marian Fey

December 3, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Marian Fey moved around a lot as a kid. “I always say my mom’s a gypsy,” she says with a laugh. But wherever she landed, one thing remained constant: dance. “I’ve been dancing my whole life,” Fey [...]