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.


Scott Blake

October 10, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Scott Blake looks giddy as he weaves between traffic on 72nd and Pacific streets. He holds a tattered and discolored “now hiring” sign covered by a piece of cardboard—which he calls his “security blanket”—and his […]


Hot Mess under the Sack

October 9, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Publications, Style

makeup: Chevy Kozisek styling: Nicholas Wasserberger models: Nancy Anaya, Landon Watson, Ashley Glantz While winter brings long nights and unforgettable memories, nostalgia returns every season for bygone years. Remember sleepovers with sleeping bags? Remember when […]


Ben Petersen


Ooh Là Là

October 7, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Vilaine Frange has planted her roots more than 88,000 Cornhusker football fields from home. But to this native of Besançon, France, the Cornhuskers—and football, for that matter—probably don’t mean a helluva lot. Pardon the Nebraska […]


Roni Shelley Perez

October 6, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

“I never told my parents about having a fake sex scene. I just let them watch the show.” -Roni Shelley Perez Roni Shelley Perez wonders whether she should have warned her Catholic parents about a […]


Greg Eklund

October 5, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, People, Publications

Omaha’s appeal is simple for Eklund: “There’s a lot of artists and musicians, but it’s still affordable.” He says Omaha is like Portland 30 years ago: “It wasn’t a big town, but it was super […]


Yiddish Omaha



October 4, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

We’re literally like clones,” says Gabriel Burkum, describing what it is like to be in a band with his twin brother, Graham. The 29-year-old, Council Bluffs-born twins are the musical duo behind JAGAJA (pronounced jag-uhh-jaw). […]


Reducing Food Waste

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

The night of the Jimmy Buffett concert could not have been more perfect, weather-wise: a calm, near-cloudless 70-degree evening. Packs of Hawaiian-shirted Parrotheads meandered the Old Market’s cobblestone streets in search of 5-o’clock somewhere, food, […]


Flour Road Paved with Dough

October 3, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, Publications, Restaurants

When Paul Kulik was a 20-year-old line cook, he knew restaurants would play an integral part of his life; little did he know that he would become a renowned part of Omaha’s culinary history, and […]