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.


Maud Boutique

September 12, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Style, The Encounter

Some of Lynn Mills’ fondest childhood memories are of hours playing dress-up with all the pretty dresses, skirts, purses, and hats in her “beautifully put-together” Grandmother Larson’s walk-in closet. She topped off her ensembles with [...]


Wilson & Washburn


Old Market Pioneer

September 5, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Downtown, Lifestyle, The Encounter

The phalanx of construction barriers standing guard over so many properties in the Old Market is testimony to the city’s embrace of urban living. The Downtown skyline is now interrupted by an ever increasing array [...]


Dereck Higgins

September 2, 2014 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Music, People, The Encounter

On stage, Dereck Higgins performs with the urgency and energy of someone a third his age. Off stage his work ethic rivals anyone in the music business. At the age of 59, the history of [...]


A Perfect Match

August 28, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Downtown, Places, The Encounter

That imposing building with an iron front near 13th and Howard streets is actually made up of three buildings, each with an interesting history. The family-owned J.P. Cooke Co. is on its fourth generation and [...]


Pedal Power

August 22, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Fitness, Health, The Encounter

Looking for a new and convenient way to motor around the city, but without the motor? B-Cycle, the popular bike-sharing program that is an effort of Live Well Omaha, has recently added three new pop-up [...]


Baubles & Beards

August 16, 2014 · Posted In: Fashion, Style, The Encounter

Coco Chanel’s philosophy on accessorizing was simple. “Before you leave the house,” she once famously quipped, “look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Style maven Nicholas Wasserberger eschews Chanel’s advice. The beard, he [...]


Little Italy, Big Flavor

August 12, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Food & Drink, Restaurants, The Encounter

One recent Sunday, the delicious scent of fresh-baked bread and a hodgepodge of other yummy smells wafted outside the Orsi’s building at 6th and Pacific. A steady stream of customers flowed in and out of [...]


Dr. Spit

August 7, 2014 · Posted In: The Encounter

The Old Market is one of the city’s more colorfully eclectic neighborhoods. Thanks to the street musician who goes by the moniker of Dr. Spit, the northwest corner of 11th and Howard on any given [...]


Kirstin Kluver

August 4, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Publications, The Encounter, Theatre

One of the Old Market’s most familiar faces is now about to become…well, less familiar. Kirstin Kluver, who played the bouncily vivacious, “roll in ze hay” Inga in the just-closed Omaha Community Playhouse production of [...]