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.


Irish in Omaha

May 27, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Publications

It’s impossible to tell the early story of Omaha without discussing its residents of Irish ancestry. Sadly, Omaha’s first Irish neighborhood, located just south of Florence, was called Gophertown. It derived its name from the […]


Contemporary Pub Fare

May 20, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants, Reviews

Jackson Street Tavern offers contemporary American cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Chef and co-owner Deke Reichardt is hesitant to label it “fine dining.” He explained, “People have a lot of options in this neighborhood and city, […]


Joseph Broghammer

May 13, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

It has been said that art imitates life. Joseph Broghammer’s art is based on his life, acting as a sort of diary that captures his minutes, his hours, and his days. Talking about the role […]


Neil Griess

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Neil Griess felt like an alien. He immersed himself so deeply into his art that coming out of it felt unnatural. This feeling of being otherworldly, detached and yet painting reality, lasted for about three […]


Dan Brennan

May 6, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Nightlife, Publications

Dan Brennan, 37, has long understood how important the sound system is during a live music performance. “I’m a musician. I was always fascinated by watching other engineers do what they do,” he says. “I […]



April 22, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Tim McMahan’s position: Indie rock’s not dead. It’s just clotting and receding back into the deep cuts from which it first bled in the early, alternative 1990s. The Lazy-i rock critic and music columnist for […]


Jorie Lyn Scheele

April 15, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

The dream is always the same. Admiring, envious, unseen…but necessary. A synthesis of literary theory, Leroux, and Lloyd-Webber. In the dark spaces between the scenes, the watcher waits silently deconstructing the narrative, discovering new intentions […]


Jams, An American Grill

April 8, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Restaurants

Although Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery recently became a second Jams location in the Old Market, some aspects of the former brewery remain. “We spent around $300,000 for a remodel of the space,” says Greg […]


Morgan Williams

April 1, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

At age 7, Morgan Williams was diagnosed with Asbergers Syndrome, a disease characterized  by difficulties in socializing. Which makes her effervescence in front of an audience just that much more amazing. And no one talking […]


Ode to M’s Pub

March 25, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Mirrors Covered in lives And streaked with assignations and carrots on buns and snails and fine wine and fruit in vodka jars as large as your darling’s eyes spying on you from that perfect angle […]