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.


In the Land of Make Believe

March 24, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Music, Publications, The Encounter

Somewhere on the fringes of Downtown Omaha, behind a retractable gate that only evokes dystopian fantasies, in an industrial complex turned swanky domicile turned half-built musical fortress, sits Rick Carson, deliberately strumming a Telecaster through […]


Art Meets Information

February 24, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter magazine. At the W. Dale Clark main Omaha Public Library branch, people can check out books, use the Internet, take classes, and research government documents, along with a host […]


Bricks & Molder

Posted In: Business, Downtown, People, Places, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter magazine. The rustic charm of Jackson Street Booksellers is practically an undisputed fact amongst Omahans. Narrow and crooked aisles, packed with books, wind back into the store in a […]


Zedeka Poindexter

February 19, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Zedeka Poindexter has had a good year. In the spring, the Omaha-born performance poet was named slam master of the Om Center Poetry Slam, a monthly event where Omaha’s nationally recognized slam teams come together. […]


A Frank Look at Hotel Frank

February 18, 2015 · Posted In: Places, The Encounter

Between adolescence and adulthood, is chaos. No single Omaha building embodies one’s formative years of 18 to 22 more than a dilapidated mansion on 38th and Farnam streets. Although you may not remember the party, […]


A Space for Everything

February 10, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Ganesh graces the soft purple cover of Sandy Aquila’s guestbook. The book is bound at the top; inside, on delicate handmade pages, the dates corresponding to the signatures within start at 2001. On some pages, […]


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