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.

Melissa Dundis

Melissa Dundis

February 9, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

In a dim corner of Dundee’s Blue Line Coffee, Melissa Dundis places petite fingers to six nylon strings. A strum, followed by the coo of her voice, and the windowless back half of the café […]


Holly Kranker

January 22, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Holly Kranker has always made things. She learned about fabrics and textiles from her mom, and learned the art of constructing things out of nearly any material from her dad. When it came time to […]


Dominique Morgan

January 15, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

I’m gonna be so honest with you right now it will piss…you…off. I started writing music at seven. Music just comes to me. I don’t read music. The shit just happens and I just go […]

Quartermaster Building

Quartermaster Depot

January 8, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Places, Publications

There is probably only one famous quartermaster in history: The character Q from the James Bond books and movies, currently played onscreen by Ben Whishaw as a bedheaded computer nerd, previous played as tweedy arms […]


Creative Concessions

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

When visiting Century Link Center to cheer on Creighton’s Jays, marvel at Terence Crawford’s muscle, behold Olympic swim trial backstrokes, or sing along to Janet, Taylor, Ozzy, and Elton’s every lyric, gourmet food often isn’t […]


Juan Mora-Amaral

December 30, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Juan Mora-Amaral knows how to talk. The bubbly 19-year-old makes one feel like an old friend after just a couple of minutes. It’s not surprising that this jewelry designer likes to chat up the people […]


Joe Banana’s

December 22, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

Recent renovations along 10th Street draw people’s attention past the Old Market to the newly-constructed Blue Barn Theatre and updates to the Burlington Building, yet one small restaurant has quietly welcomed people to this area […]


The Allegorical April Faith-Slaker

December 18, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Classically trained cellist April Faith-Slaker is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. In fact, one could simply call her multi. She has played locally and internationally with various orchestras, performance groups, and rock bands. Andy Miles of […]

Greg Hansen

Last Ride

December 11, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, People, Publications

Omaha Police Department Officer Greg Hansen has seen the worst humanity offers. He witnessed the aftermath of the Von Maur shootings. He has taken down drug addicts so high they were impervious to pain. He […]


Joshua Norton

December 4, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

When you are a master serigrapher, making a good impression counts. An affable local artist named Joshua Norton does that. Talking about his work, it’s clear that what he loves is the democratic, even plebeian, […]