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.


The Tornetens’ Life in the Rows at SoMa

April 7, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Family, Home, People, The Encounter

Perhaps one of the most surprising things about living Downtown is just how similar it can be to living in the suburbs. “I wanted a garden. I’ve always been a big gardener,” Judi Torneten says [...]


Borgata Brewery


Pope Katherine I

March 23, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Nightlife, The Encounter

It’s so much about this part,” Katherine Neary says, tweaking her cardigan to the side. “It’s being cute about it, but it’s actually stripping. We start out with loads of costumes and try to make [...]


Joseph DeRozza


The Tavern


Downtown’s Iconic “Omaha”


M’s Pub


The Omaha Rollergirls


I’ll be me and you be you.

February 26, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Publications, The Encounter

  The last time I saw her, she didn’t look herself. Sure, she’d lost at least 25 pounds, was practically bald, and had taken a beating from radiation, chemo, and surgery. But it really wasn’t [...]