March 24 to March 30   Lovin' Life Downtown

 

Governor Brad Little has issued a stay at home order for the State of Idaho. Restaurants will be able to continue to provide drive thru, curbside and delivery services. Businesses deemed essential will remain open. All other non-essential service based businesses should be closing for 21 days. Now more than ever, please remember our local business owners, their employees, our medical community, first responders and all who work so hard to make our community such a wonderful place. Say a prayer, be kind, love your neighbors, help your neighbors if you can, respect one another and all be safe!

We will continue to provide you with updates from our businesses and restaurants that will be able to continue to operate. Many others have websites and on-line access to gift card purchases. Together we will get through this! #supportlocalsafely #inthistogether #lovinlifedowntown #oldtownpocatello

 

March 17 to March 23#lovinlifedowntown #supportlocalsafely

 

The small businesses in Historic Downtown - Old Town Pocatello invite locals to support locals! Our shops and restaurants are open. There are a variety of precautions being implemented by our business owners such as hand sanitizer being available for customers, surfaces being wiped down even more often, take out, delivery and curbside pick up are available, shipping is available, and gift certificates are available, too. We encourage you to keep calm, use good judgment and help support our locally owned small businesses every time you can!

 

 

March 10 to March 16  Lovin' Life Downtown!

 

Happy 1st Anniversary!

 

The Union Taproom, inside the Historic Hotel Yellowstone, is celebrating their 1st Anniversary during Gate City Brewfest Week!  On Thursday, join us at The Union Taproom for a Tap Take Over hosted by Hayden Beverage Co.  We will have some Brewfest swag to give away, a couple free tickets to the event on Saturday, Kelly Martinez from KORR 104 will be broadcasting live and there will be great beers on tap, all from 5-7pm.  On tap will be special craft beers from Boise Brewing, McCall Brewing, Jeremiah Johnson Brewing, Laughing Dog Brewing and Schilling Ciders.  Join us as we kick-off the absolute largest craft beer event in our community.

 

10th Annual Gate City Brewfest on Saturday!

 

Gate City Brewfest is going to be bigger than ever before!  On Saturday, from 1-6pm brewers will offer over 80 different beers for tasting in restaurants, pubs and bars throughout Downtown Pocatello.  Sample craft beers new to our area plus local and regional favorites.  Tickets are on sale now at gatecitybrewfest.com and are $25 if purchased by Midnight on Friday, or $30 at the door. Be sure to also check out this year’s VIP package that includes a VIP tasting area opening one hour before Brewfest begins.  Those tickets need to be purchased by Noon on Friday. 

 

Ticket locations, to redeem on-line tickets or purchase tickets, will open at Noon on Saturday and include:  Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St., Pocatello-Chubbuck of Commerce, 324 S. Main St., Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st Ave., and Center Street Clubhouse, 542 E. Center St.  You must have a picture ID (even if you purchased on-line) and be 21+ years of age or older.

 

Locations and Brewers include:

Jim Dandy Brewing – pouring their beer and Idaho Brewing Company will be there, too
Portneuf Valley Brewing – pouring 11 of their beers
Center Street Club House – Kona Brewing, Red Hook, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Anheuser-Busch Craft Beers

Hooligans – Snake River Brewing, Deschutes Brewing

Club Charley's – Iron Horse Brewing, Sawtooth Brewing

Barricade – Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Cue & Brews – Bitter Root Brewing
The Office Bar – Lagunitas Brewing Co., Mad Swede Brewing
Odyssey Bar – Sierra Nevada, Payette Brewing
First National Bar – Tricksters Brewing Co., Madison River Brewing, Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company
Elks Lodge – Mike’s Hard Cider, White Claw, Uinta Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing
The Union Taproom – Hop Valley Brewing, 2 Towns Ciderhouse
The Yellowstone Restaurant – Melvin Brewing, Cascade Lakes
Off the Rails Brewing – Wildlife Brewing, Snow Eagle Brewing
Station Square – Revision Brewing
PV's Uncorked on Main – Boston Beer Company
Villano's Italian – Woodland Empire Brewing
The Bourbon Barrel – Grand Teton Brewing                                                                               

Star Route Brewery – Shades Brewing
The Oasis – Wallace Brewing, 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Grecian Key Restaurant – Roadhouse Brewing Co.

VIP Tasting Event opens at the Old Town Pavilion at Noon featuring Wanderlust.  Please visit Gate City Brewfest on Facebook for information about the 8 specially selected craft beers that will be available along with information about the Tap Take Over happening on Friday evening hosted by Watkins Distributing and Wanderlust.

 

Special thanks to Watkins Distributing, Hayden Beverage Company, TEC Distributing, Craig Stein Beverage, Northwest Specialty Beverage, Bank of Idaho, Jim Dandy Brewing, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Wanderlust, Visit Pocatello, the Idaho State Journal, Jeeves Ads, and to 93.9 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5, KSEI and KOUU radio.

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant, Oasis Sports Bar, Union Taproom, Portneuf Valley Brewing, First National Bar, Center Street Clubhouse, will all be hosting live music or DJ’s during Gate City Brewfest on Saturday.  Watch the Idaho State Journal this week for the Official Brewfest Event Guide.

 

More this week:

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, features drip coffee, mochas, lattes, Italian Sodas, and sodas with 82 delicious gourmet flavors to choose along with coffee ice cubes, cold brew, Nitro Brew, student discounts and loyalty cards.  Enjoy a sweet treat including muffins, cookies, scones and more.  Dog-friendly, too.  And, Main Steam has recently teamed up with Affinity Internet to bring you a high-speed internet special. Cups at Main Steam now feature a hot-band offering $50.00 off when you purchase any new internet service from Affinity.  Enjoy coffee, have a treat and save money on your monthly internet bill with Main Steam Coffee and Desserts and Affinity Internet.

 

Donut Bros. located at 401 N. Arthur, across from Pocatello High School is now serving soft serve ice cream in cones and bowls with a variety of toppings.  Fresh, hot, delicious mini-donuts, ice cream and daily lunch specials.  You should stop in and visit Donut Bros. this week.

 

United Way of Southeastern Idaho, in partnership with H& R Block is offering a tax assistance program.  Those with a “simple return” can file federal and state returns at no cost. For more information please visit, https://conta.cc/2utahyc.

 

Tuesday night is Science Night at Jim Dandy Brewing.  Join Zoo Idaho for awesome science trivia questions and an engineering challenge. 7:30pm $15/team.  Supporting our Zoo and enjoying hand-crafted, local beer.  That’s a great combination and a fun way to spend a Tuesday evening.

 

Idaho's Antique Row will host a one-day event on Friday from 11am to 5pm. Re-home, Re-purpose, Reuse, Recycle! Shop Idaho's Antique Row for special sale items throughout the day. Visit each location for your chance to win great prizes! Be sure to visit: Kanda’s & Co., 159 S. Main; Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main; Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main; Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St.; Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main; and Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main.

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St., will be hosting paint classes on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Check out the projects available and register to create your own masterpiece at www.grapevangogh.com .

 

At Portneuf Valley Brewing, Friday night join your friends for dinner and dancing with Soul Full of Blues performing in The Loft from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  On Saturday PVB will be a ticket location for Gate City Brewfest and will feature not only their six regular beers, but also 5 brewer's specials for the fest!  The fun classic rock band, Better with Beer will be performing for an early Brewfest show from 2-3pm in The Loft and again for a Brewfest after-party from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  Both evening shows are FREE!

 

It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch up with friends and family, do it Downtown! 

 

March 3 to March 9 Lovin’ Life Downtown!

 

Happy 4th Anniversary!

Vintage Vinyl & Antiques, 102 N. Main, will be celebrating their 4th Anniversary on Friday and Saturday.  Take 40% off purchases, with special giveaways both days.  In addition, during Art Walk they will be hosting Rock Art by Greg “Smitty” Smith and open mic with Dan. 

 

Welcome Back!

Crafted: Beverages at Station Square has reopened inside Station Square, 200 S. Main St.  They are now offering a new variety of food and drinks.  Their beverage menu includes coffee, beer, wine, tea, water, Italian Sodas and more drinks coming soon!  They are also offering new food items including popcorn, hot dogs, breakfast burritos, and Paninis and are now open Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm, Saturdays 8am to 5pm and Sundays they will be open for brunch, with mimosas. The Crafted Crew invites you to stop in!

Welcome!

 

Into You Piercing & Tattoo, 501 N. Main St., will be opening on Friday and will be hosting their first First Art Walk.  Owner Joel Mattingly is coming back to Old Town Pocatello with a fun new business in a great new location. 

 

Grand Opening!

 

DNH Studios, 200 S. Main Suite Q, will be celebrating their Grand Opening on Friday during First Friday Art Walk.  They will be hosting featured artist Nick Hottman.  They will be serving refreshments and will host a drawing for a store gift certificate.

 

More This Week:

 

United Way of Southeastern Idaho, in partnership with H& R Block is offering a tax assistance program.  Those with a “simple return” can file federal and state returns at no cost. For more information please visit, https://conta.cc/2utahyc.

 

The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., is hosting a “Yoda One For Me” class on Wednesday beginning at 6pm. Please call 208-380-5561 for details and to reserve your spot.

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main will host Wine Pairing on Thursday beginning at 6:30pm.  Five courses will be paired with five wines. For reservations, please call 208-233-1322 today.

 

On Friday, from 3:30-5:00, ISU's College of Arts and Letters is hosting the event: "Family Plot Reading" at Barricade, 308 E. Center.  Dr. Alan Johnson, from the Department of English, will be reading from his new mystery novel at 4:00pm. Grab a glass of wine or a beer (soda, coffee and tea available, too) and enjoy some conversation before the reading. Barricade will also be featuring ISU's literary journal Black Rock and Sage from 5:30-7:30 on Friday. Student representatives from the journal will have past editions for sale as well as their famous Big Foot inspired T-Shirts. *Melt Boxes (from The Melt Food Truck) will be available for purchase. 21 and over, please.

 

Plan to enjoy the March First Friday Art Walk on Friday! From 5-8pm stroll through Old Town and experience art, music, food, fashion and more. Admission is free and so is parking. The event guide listing all of the locations for this month will be available on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com, on Thursday.

 

Live Music This Weekend:

 

Rail City Jazz will be performing on Friday at Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St., from 5-8pm

“Undercover Popstar” will be performing at The Bourbon Barrel on Friday beginning at 9pm.

Portneuf Valley Brewing will be hosting Steelhead Redd performing in their loft on Friday, 8:30-10:30pm.

The Union Taproom will host the Luddites on Saturday night with music beginning at 8pm.

Portneuf Valley Brewing will host Indie singer-songwriter Isaac Gunderson on Saturday night in their loft from 8:30-10:30pm.

The First National, 234 W. Center, will be hosting Happy Havoc live on stage on Saturday night beginning at 10pm.

 

Get Your Brewfest Tickets!

 

Gate City Brewfest is returning to Pocatello for the 10th year and it’s going to be bigger than ever before!  On Saturday, March 14, from 1-6pm brewers will offer over 80 different beers for tasting in restaurants, pubs and bars throughout Downtown Pocatello.  Sample craft beers new to our area plus local and regional favorites.  Tickets are on sale now at gatecitybrewfest.com and are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Be sure to also check out this year’s VIP package with some fun Brewfest swag and a VIP tasting event.  Special thanks to Watkins Distributing, Hayden Beverage Company, TEC Distributing, Craig Stein Beverage, Northwest Specialty Beverage, Bank of Idaho, Jim Dandy Brewing, Portneuf Valley Brewsing, Wanderlust, Visit Pocatello, the Idaho State Journal, Jeeves Ads, and to 93.9 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5, KSEI and KOUU radio.

 

Locations and Brewers include:

Jim Dandy Brewing – pouring their beer and Idaho Brewing Company will be there, too
Portneuf Valley Brewing – pouring 11 of their beers
Center Street Club House – Kona Brewing, Red Hook, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Anheuser-Busch Craft Beers

Hooligans – Snake River Brewing, Deschutes Brewing

Club Charley's – Iron Horse Brewing, Sawtooth Brewing

Barricade – Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Cue & Brews – Bitter Root Brewing
The Office Bar – Lagunitas Brewing Co., Mad Swede Brewing
Odyssey Bar – Sierra Nevada, Payette Brewing
First National Bar – Tricksters Brewing Co., Madison River Brewing, Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company
Elks Lodge – Mike’s Hard Cider, White Claw, Uinta Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing
The Union Taproom – Hop Valley Brewing, 2 Towns Ciderhouse
The Yellowstone Restaurant – Melvin Brewing, Cascade Lakes
Off the Rails Brewing – Wildlife Brewing, Snow Eagle Brewing
Station Square – Revision Brewing
PV's Uncorked on Main – Boston Beer Company
Villano's Italian – Woodland Empire Brewing
The Bourbon Barrel – Grand Teton Brewing                                                                               

Star Route Brewery (preview opening just for Brewfest) – Shades Brewing
The Oasis – Wallace Brewing, 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Grecian Key Restaurant – Roadhouse Brewing Co.

VIP Tasting Event opens at the Old Town Pavilion at Noon featuring Wanderlust.  Please visit Gate City Brewfest on Facebook for information about the 8 specially selected craft beers that will be available.

 

It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch up with friends and family, do it Downtown! 

 

February 25 to March 2

 

Lovin’ Life Downtown!

 

Come join us in the historic heart of Pocatello this week for shopping specials, delicious dining, live music, and more! 

 

My World Discovery Museum invites you to visit The Museum of Clean Event Center, 711 S. 2nd, and experience several of their mobile exhibits all at once! This event is free and open to the public. It is being held for 3 days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.  Enjoy one day or all three!

 

Old Town Actors Studio, 427 N. Main, Suite G, will be holding auditions for the family show The Light In The Library on Friday from 5-7pm.  Numerous roles are available and range in age from 6 to 60. Please prepare a 30 second to one minute comic monologue or poem. For further information, please contact Sherri at 208-478-6886.

 

Off The Rails Brewing is now open at 220 S. Main and they are serving up a tasty menu with lunch and dinner specials. Stop in for Taco Tuesday with your choice of grilled or fried fish or pulled pork tacos for just $2.50.  How about a Philly Steak Sandwich; we’ve heard great reviews!  Open for lunch beginning at 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and from 11am to Midnight on Friday and Saturday. 

 

Come soak in the vintage vibe of the beautifully remodeled Yellowstone Lounge inside the Historic Hotel Yellowstone.   On Thursday evening, Rail City Jazz will set the tone with jazz and blues classics of the 1930s through the 1950s.  Music starts at 7pm and runs ‘til 9pm.  Enjoy dinner, drinks and dessert, with occasional guest artists dropping by to sit in.

 

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your next home improvement/beautification project.  L & K Carpet One offers the hottest new products that are trending in home design whether it's engineered hardwood, tile, cork, luxury vinyl, residential indoor or outdoor lighting, furniture of the highest quality, home decor, and incredible wall art.  Let Jared and his amazing staff help you create that next new look for your home.

  
Visit Villano’s Italian on Wednesday for their $10 special.  Everything on their menu, yep that’s right, everything is $10 or less.  Delicious, fresh and easy on your wallet!

 

Enjoy Thirsty Thursday at ChubbyZ Sandwich Shoppe.  Buy any sandwich and side and get a free fountain drink every Thursday. 

 

Barricade, the place to play retro arcade, located at 308 E. Center has a brand new Bengal Wednesday Special.  Bring in your ISU ID and receive $1 off drafts/cans/bottles of domestic beer and the wine of the day!  Play and catch up with friends and fellow students at Barricade!

 

The First National will host Stiff Richard on stage Saturday evening. Music starts at 10pm.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) will have Shawn Barnby's band Whistlepig performing on Friday night with Orla O'Connor on fiddle. Saturday night grab a date, or your posse of friends and head down to PVB for Swing Dance lessons headed up by ISU dance instructor Lori Head.  Come down early to get a good seat and grab some grub.  Both shows are from 8:30pm to 10:30pm with no cover charge.  Check out the PVB Facebook page for the details on events, dining specials and new beers on tap.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing & Thanks A Brunch are teaming up to host an Extra Day Extra Brunch event.  On Saturday, celebrate the extra day with brunch at Jim Dandy featuring Thanks A Brunch, 10am to 9pm!

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2020 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 29. If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com. Admission is free and the show will be open from 9am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello.  This year we will be featuring a makeup and hair demonstration presented by Blades Salon beginning at 10am.  At Noon enjoy a fashion show presented by Annie Halls’ Vintage Boutique.  Over 30 vendors with wonderful wedding ideas, demonstrations, door prizes, and fashion show!  The Idaho Bridal Fair is the place to be on Saturday, February 29!

Looking Ahead:
  

Crafted: A Beverage Company will be reopening on March 2nd with a new variety of food and drinks. They will now offer coffee, beer, wine, tea, water, Italian Sodas and more drinks coming soon!  They will also be offering new food items including popcorn, hot dogs, breakfast burritos, and Paninis.   There will be student specials, and free items daily. They will be open Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm, Saturdays 8am to 5pm and Sundays they will be open for brunch, with mimosas. Located inside Station Square, 200 S. Main St., the Crafted Crew invites you to stop in!

On March 6 we will be hosting the March First Friday Art Walk.  From 5-8pm stroll through downtown and enjoy art, music, food, fashion and more.  Admission is free and so is the parking!

 

Cheers to 10 years!  That’s right, Gate City Brewfest is returning to Pocatello for the 10th year and it’s going to be bigger than ever before!  On Saturday, March 14, from 1-6pm brewers will offer over 80 different beers for tasting in restaurants, pubs and bars throughout Downtown Pocatello.  Sample craft beers new to our area plus local and regional favorites.  Tickets are on sale now at gatecitybrewfest.com and are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Be sure to also check out this year’s VIP package with some fun Brewfest swag.  Special thanks to Watkins Distributing, Hayden Beverage Company, TEC Distributing, Craig Stein Beverage, Northwest Specialty Beverage, Bank of Idaho, Jim Dandy Brewing, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Wanderlust, Visit Pocatello, the Idaho State Journal, Jeeves Ads, and to 93.9 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5, KSEI and KOUU radio.

 

It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch up with friends and family, do it Downtown! 

 

February 17 to February 24

 

Lovin’ Life Downtown!

 

Come join us in the historic heart of Pocatello this week for shopping specials, delicious dining, live music, and more! 

 

Just in case you missed it, Pocatello’s newest brewery is now open!  Off The Rails Brewing is now open at 220 S. Main.  Their hours are 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and from 11am to Midnight on Friday and Saturday.  The building looks amazing, they have some great craft beers on tap and it’s a trendy place to catch up with old friends and new! 

 

Have you stopped in to check out our newest retailer?  DNH Studios is now open on South Main Street in Station Square’s Suite Q.  DNH Studios creates unique home goods from one of a kind ceramic coasters, to personalized wreaths for any season, to scarves to keep you warm and looking cool. They also offer in-home decorating and specialty items, art and fine jewelry.  They are open this week, 4-8pm Monday thru Thursday, closed Friday for a special event, and open on Saturday 10am to 5 pm.

 

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your next home improvement/beautification project.  L & K Carpet One offers the hottest new products that are trending in home design whether it's engineered hardwood, tile, cork, luxury vinyl, residential indoor or outdoor lighting, furniture of the highest quality, home decor, and incredible wall art.  Let Jared and his amazing staff help you create that next new look for your home.

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant offers a delicious lunch menu.  If you haven’t stopped in for lunch yet, this is the week to do it!  They will also be hosting Wine Tasting Tuesdau beginning at 5pm.  Be sure to plan to stay for an enjoyable dining experience after.    

  
Visit Villano’s Italian on Wednesday for their $10 special.  Everything on their menu, yep that’s right, everything is $10 or less.  Delicious, fresh and easy on your wallet!

 

Enjoy Thirsty Thursday at ChubbyZ Sandwich Shoppe.  Buy any sandwich and side and get a free fountain drink every Thursday. 

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main will be hosting Wine Tasting on Thursday beginning at 6:30pm.  Five courses paired with five wines.  Call for reservations today, 208-233-1322.

 

The Elks Lodge will be hosting Bingo on Friday beginning at 6:30pm.  The public is welcome to play and enjoy dinner.
  

The First National will host Idaho Soul on stage Saturday evening. Music starts at 10pm.


Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) is open every day, including Sunday, for lunch and dinner. Menu specials this week include Sunday’s Shepherd's Pie special for only $9.95 with your choice of side. Taco Tuesday is the $2 street taco special, beat the mid-week blues with Hump Day Hamburgers on Wednesday for $9.95, or swim in on Friday's for Fish-n-Chips and awesome Clam Chowder. Live this weekend on the PVB stage will be The Relyx on Friday night.  On Saturday night enjoy Tom Murphy’s One-Man-Bans Show. Both shows are from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  Check out the PVB Facebook page for the details on events, specials and new beers on tap.

Looking Ahead:
  

“Riddle Me This” Sponsored by Prime Time Auctions, Kicks Off on February 21!  What's big at heart and has been near you from their start? Small businesses! Support local while solving puzzles and winning prizes in the first annual 'Riddle Me This!' community event. Starting February 21st, pick up a riddle passport at any participating business. Visit each business and answer their shop riddle to increase your chances of winning the grand prize valued at over $200! The event will conclude at Prime Time Auctions' winter location on February 25th with an evening of auction fun and giveaways. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided. Grab your thinking caps and get ready to solve some riddles!

Visit any of these great participating businesses in Old Town Pocatello between February 21st and 25th:
The Elwen Cottage
Donut Brothers
Blade Salon & Spa
East Fork Bikes
Villano's Italian
Orange & Black Store
Snake River Fly Company
Cassy's Caring Paws
Bru House

For a complete list of all participating businesses, please pick up a passport and play!

Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2020 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 29. If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com. Admission is free and the show will be open from 9am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello.  This year we will be featuring a makeup and hair demonstration presented by Blades Salon beginning at 10am.  At Noon enjoy a fashion show presented by Annie Halls’ Vintage Boutique.  Over 30 vendors with wonderful wedding ideas, demonstrations, door prizes, and fashion show!  The Idaho Bridal Fair is the place to be on Saturday, February 29!
 
Cheers to 10 years!  That’s right, Gate City Brewfest is returning to Pocatello for the 10th year and it’s going to be bigger than ever before!  On Saturday, March 14, from 1-6pm Brewers will offer over 80 different beers for tasting in restaurants, pubs and bars throughout Downtown Pocatello.  Sample craft beers new to our area plus local and regional favorites. 
Tickets are on sale now at gatecitybrewfest.com and are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Be sure to also check out this year’s VIP package with some fun Brewfest swag.  Special thanks to Watkins Distributing, Hayden Beverage Company, TEC Distributing, Craig Stein Beverage, Northwest Specialty Beverage, Visit Pocatello, the Idaho State Journal, Jeeves Ads, and to 93.9 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5, KSEI and KOUU radio.

 

It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, do it Downtown! 

 

February 11 to February 17

 

Show Your Love For Local This Week!

 

This week we celebrate love and there’s a wonderful way for you to share your love for local businesses this week.  There are a variety of Valentine’s Day events and specials taking place all week throughout Old Town Pocatello.  When you buy that special gift, when you dine with your special person this week, or when you spend the night out enjoying live music or creating your own masterpiece, do it downtown!  The locally owned businesses in Old Town would love to help you share the love and keep it local!

 

Specials & Events To Love!

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers is the place for the perfect sparkly gift! A diamond, gem stone, gold, silver, rings, bracelets, necklaces….all can be found at Molinelli’s!

 

Sumisu Asian Fusion & Sushi is celebrating Valentine’s Day with the return of the Sweetheart Roll along with delicious specials all week.  Enjoy a decadent meal this week at Sumisu!

 

Barricade will be celebrating with The Melt, offering the special Melt Box with game and drink specials on Friday and Saturday.  Boxes need to be ordered by today.  Visit their Facebook page for more details.

 

The Grape Van Gogh is hosting a variety of adult and family paint events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  To create your masterpiece, visit their website for event and registration information, www.grapevangogh.com .

 

Poky Dot Boutique has some really cute gift ideas ready for you.  Two new vendor lines have been added and there are brand new items in the shop including Turkish Towels.  Stop in and check out Poky Dot this week.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing is hosting Science Trivia Night tonight beginning at 7:30pm.  This four person team challenge includes science and engineering questions.  All proceeds go to Zoo Idaho.

 

The Elwen Cottage is hosting a “Yoda One For Me” sign making class on Wednesday beginning at 6:00pm.  On Thursday they will be hosting a “Steam Punk Step” class beginning at 6pm.  Please call 208-380-5561 for details and to reserve your spot.
 
Villano’s Italian will be making heart shaped pizzas on Valentine's Day.  $8 each and includes cheese and pepperoni.  For Valentine's Day Date Night enjoy any two pastas, any bread basket, one dessert and two sodas for $26.99.  The pasta special for the day will be baked shrimp gorgonzola over fettuccine with parmesan and bacon.  To order your pizzas ahead, call 208-904-0679 today. 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, invites you browse through their selection of chocolates, sweets and fresh baked desserts.

 

You are invited to attend  “Women Power the Vote Day of Action,” the League of Women Voters of Pocatello 100th Anniversary celebration that will be held on Thursday, 7-9 pm at Main Steam Coffee and Desserts located at 234 N. Main.  Go to lwvpocatelloid@gmail for more information.
 
The Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main, is the place for delicious Greek Cuisine.  All day Tuesdays & Thursdays save $1 when you enjoy a gyro sandwich.  On Fridays, get a small order of free fries when you order any sandwich before 3pm.  Stop in this week and experience The Grecian Key!

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant will host Wine Tasting tonight beginning at 5pm.  On Thursday Rail City Jazz will be performing live on Thursday evening beginning at 7pm. They are also taking reservations for Friday and Saturday nights.  Call 208-234-7000 to check for availability.
  
PV’s Uncorked on Main is offering a dinner for two special on Friday and Saturday evenings along with their regular menu. Call for reservations today, 208-233-1322.

 

The Elks Lodge will be hosting a Valentine’s Dinner Special on Friday beginning at 6pm.  On Saturday they will present their 3rd Annual Wine Tasting & Auction beginning at 6:30pm.  The public is welcome for both events.
  
Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) is open every day, including Sunday, for lunch and dinner.  Live this weekend on the PVB stage will be Soul Full of Blues on Friday night.  On Saturday night Funk:30 will be returning to the PVB stage.  Both shows are from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  Check out the PVB Facebook page for the details on events, specials and new beers on tap.

Community Events:

The Portneuf Valley Rotaract Club at Idaho State University has partnered with Develop Africa to hold a Pen Drive February 3rd through February 16. They will be collecting new and used (but working) pens to donate to African school children. Monetary donations are also accepted. Donation boxes are located at the Pet Lodge & Pet Lodge Too, and the Clarion Inn. For more information on how you can donate, please contact Michelle Madrid at (208)830-3252 or madrmic2@gmail.com."
 
The Pocatello Astronomical Society meets every 2nd Thursday of the month in the Marshall Public Library at 7:00 pm.  Their next meeting is Thursday.  If you have an interest in star gazing, are an experienced or beginner astronomy buff, you are welcome to join the group.  They have been in Pocatello for over 20 years and enjoy our southeast Idaho high altitudes.  All are welcome to attend.  No telescope required! 

Looking Ahead:
  
Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2020 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 29. If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com. Admission is free and the show will be open from 9am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello.  This year we will be featuring a makeup and hair demonstration presented by Blades Salon beginning at 10am.  At Noon enjoy a fashion show presented by Annie Halls’ Vintage Boutique.  Over 30 vendors with wonderful wedding ideas, demonstrations, door prizes, and fashion show!  The Idaho Bridal Fair is the place to be on Saturday, February 29!
 
Cheers to 10 Years!  Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Gate City Brewfest, returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 14th. Pouring will begin at 1pm and will feature over 85 craft beers. Visit   www.gatecitybrewfest.com for all of the details. Purchase your tickets in advance on-line and save $5!

 

February 4 to February 10

 

Welcome DNH Studios & Off The Rails Brewing!
Two more new businesses open in Old Town!

 
DNH Studios is now open on South Main Street in Station Square’s Suite Q.  DNH Studios creates unique home goods from one of a kind ceramic coasters, to personalized wreaths for any season, to scarves to keep you warm and looking cool. They also offer in-home decorating and specialty items, art and fine jewelry.  Welcome DNH Studios to the Old Town Neighborhood!
 
Welcome Off The Rails Brewing, is now open at 228 S. Main.  Pocatello’s newest brewery is open from 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and from 11am to Midnight on Friday and Saturday.  The building looks amazing, they have some great craft beers on tap and it’s a trendy place to catch up with old friends and new!  Stop in this week and check out this space!
 
Events This Week:
 
First Friday Art Walk is this Friday!  From 5-8pm our shops and restaurants will be hosting art, music, fashion, food, home décor and more!  Admission to this event is free and so is the parking.  All are invited to come downtown and enjoy our art community.
 
First Friday Pub Crawl begins as Art Walk winds down.  The crawl includes four locations where you will spend about an hour at each enjoying their pub crawl specials.  This month begins at The Oasis at 7pm then visit the Union Taproom, First National Bar and end the evening at the Bourbon Barrel.  Must be 21, have your ID with you and get stamped at each location to be entered to win prizes at the end of the evening.

Enjoy Sweet Deals & Sweet Treats on Saturday!  Spend the day shopping along Idaho's Antique Row for Sweet Deals for your Valentine along with Sweet Treats with facts about foster care needs in our community. Visit each participating shop for a treat, then end your day at Station Square for an additional treat, to visit with local foster care representatives and to enter to win a Sweet Deals Gift Basket valued at over $200.  Idaho Antique Row Shops to visit:  Kanda’s & Co. 159 S. Main, Cherub Creations 115 N. Main, Old Town Mercantile 134 N. Main, Cottonwood Junction 141 N. Main, Vain & Vintage 149 N. Main, and Elwen Cottage 334 N. Main.
 
Merchant Specials:
 
Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main, has a big week planned.  On Wednesday from 4:30-7pm everything is 50% off and on Thursday, it's 50% off the highest price item purchased from 4:30-7pm. Check out some of their newest items at www.cherub-capers-creations.com. Beginning Friday, they will debut a their new Selfie Photo Station with a cool  backdrop and assorted accessories to take a fun selfie.  Share your pix using #CherubCapers to be entered to win a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card from Cherub Capers.
 
The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., is hosting a “Create Your Own Dreamcatcher” class on Wednesday beginning at 5:30pm.  On Thursday they will be hosting a Furniture Painting 101 class beginning at 6pm.  Please call 208-380-5561 for details and to reserve your spot.
 
Villano’s Italian, 149 N. Main, has renovated their banquet space and it’s beautiful!  Give them a call to reserve the room for parties, meetings, or banquets. No rental fee when ordering food.  It is a great private spot to enjoy your favorite Italian food. Seats up to 40.  Call 208-904-0679 today.  And, don’t miss Villano’s Art Walk special this Friday.  Choose from their delicious Lobster, Shrimp, Bacon, Gouda Mac & Cheese and their Lobster Bacon Pesto Pizza.  Or, order both and indulge!
 
Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, invites you in to enjoy a delicious coffee drink and a variety of sweets and locally made items. They offer free WIFI, perfect spot to study.  Student discounts with your student ID, both ISU and local high schools. 
 
The Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main, is the place for delicious Greek Cuisine.  All day Tuesdays & Thursdays save $1 when you enjoy a gyro sandwich.  On Fridays, get a small order of free fries when you order any sandwich before 3pm.  Stop in this week and experience The Grecian Key!
 
Barricade, 308 E. Center St., is the place to play arcade games with your friends while you enjoy a beer or glass of wine. Hang out and listen to cool music, chat with friends, and cheer on a high score victory!  To learn more about Barricade, please stop in for a game or two.  They are open 5pm-Midnight, Tuesday thru Saturday. Age 21+.
 
PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main, will host a Wine Pairing Event on Thursday beginning at 6:30pm.  The evening will feature five wines with five courses to create a unique wine pairing event. Call to reserve your spot, 208-233-1322.
 
You've loved them at the Farmers Market, Revive @ 5, county fairs and special events, and now you can enjoy Donut Bros. fresh made donuts Monday through Friday in Old Town Pocatello!  Now open at 401 N. Arthur, just across the street from Pocatello High School, hot fresh donuts are available 7:30am to 6pm and each day there is a lunch special and lots of other sweet treats. 
 
Remember, Happy Hour every Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 6pm at the Union Taproom, the 313 Whiskey Bar and The Y Lounge, all inside the Historic Hotel Yellowstone, 230 W. Bonneville.  Be sure to enjoy a delicious meal while you are there.  And, if you have a special event coming up The Yellowstone would love to cater for you!  Call 208-234-7000 for more information.
 
Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) is open every day, including Sunday, for lunch and dinner.  Live this weekend on the PVB stage is The Dawn Clement Jazz Quintet on Friday night featuring musicians in town for the ISU Jazz Festival. $10 suggested donation at the door goes to the ISU Jazz program.  Saturday night singer/songwriter Mason Wittman will be returning to the PVB stage with no cover charge.  Both shows are from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  Check out the PVB Facebook page for the details on events, specials and new beers on tap including Penny's latest concoction The Copperhead Juicy IPA.
 
Looking Ahead:
 
You are invited to attend  “Women Power the Vote Day of Action,” the League of Women Voters of Pocatello 100th Anniversary celebration that will be held on Thursday, February 13, 7-9 pm at Main Steam Coffee and Desserts located at 234 N. Main.  Go to lwvpocatelloid@gmail for more information.
 
Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2020 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 29. If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com. Admission is free and the show will be open from 9am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello.
 
Cheers to 10 Years!  Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Gate City Brewfest, returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 14th. Pouring will begin at 1pm and will feature over 85 craft beers. Visit www.gatecitybrewfest.com for all of the details. Purchase your tickets in advance on-line and save $5!

 

 

January 28 to February 3

 

Welcome United Way of Southeastern Idaho

 

We are so excited to welcome the United Way of Southeastern Idaho to the Old Town Neighborhood! They have been in the process of moving from S. 5th to their new home at 101 N. Main St., the Historic Seavers Building. The United Way of Southeastern Idaho advances the common good in Southeastern Idaho and beyond by channeling the hearts, minds and hands of hundreds of people who care. Each year about 80,000 lives are directly touched by investments of time and donations that make our community the great place it is to live, work and play.  For more information about the United Way of Southeast Idaho, please visit their website at www.unitedwaysei.org .

 

Downtown This Week:

 

Both Sides of the Tracks, last Wednesday poetry and prose reading series at Gates Fine Art Gallery, 315 W Center, kicks off  the 2020  schedule Wednesday at 7pm, with featured  prose writer, Jackie Johnson Maughan, followed by the open mic session (7 minutes each reader, sign up between 6:30 - 7:00 pm). All readers are welcome. The event is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.

 

Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main, has a big week planned.  On Wednesday from 4:30-7pm everything is 50% off and on Thursday, it's 50% off the highest price item purchased from 4:30-7pm. Check out some of their newest items at www.cherub-capers-creations.com.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit this charming shop in the heart of Old Town.

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main, is the place for delicious Greek Cuisine.  All day Tuesdays & Thursdays save $1 when you enjoy a gyro sandwich.  On Fridays, get a small order of free fries when you order any sandwich before 3pm.  Stop in this week and experience The Grecian Key!

 

You've loved them at the Farmers Market, Revive @ 5, county fairs and special events, and now you can enjoy Donut Bros. fresh made donuts Monday through Friday in Old Town Pocatello!  Now open at 401 N. Arthur, just across the street from Pocatello High School, hot fresh donuts are available 7:30am to 6pm and each day there is a lunch special and lots of other sweet treats. 

 

The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., is hosting a “Gnome Love Signs” class tonight beginning at 6pm.  On Thursday, they will be hosting an “Gnome For All Holidays” Class, also beginning at 6:30pm.  Please call 208-380-5561 for details and to reserve your spot.

 

Looking for a great, quick and healthy lunch or dinner? Come visit The Yellowstone Restaurant, featuring a variety of salads and sandwiches. Remember, Happy Hour every Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 6pm.  And, if you have a special event coming up The Yellowstone would love to cater for you!  Call 208-234-7000 for more information.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB), 615 S. 1st., is open every day, including Sunday, for lunch and dinner.  Check out their Taco Tuesday $2 street taco special, fly in for Wing Wednesday for half off Hot Wings, or swim in on Friday's for Fish-n-Chips and awesome Clam Chowder.

 

The First National, 234 W. Center, will be hosting Idaho Soul live on stage on Saturday night beginning at 10pm.  On Sunday, stop by for their annual Super Bowl Party beginning at 2pm.

 

Live this weekend on the PVB stage is Flash Drive on Friday night featuring musicians from the bands Hot Flash and Country Drive teaming up for some fun country and classic rock dance music.  Saturday night Best by Yesterday will be rocking the PVB stage.  Both shows are from 8:30pm to 10:30pm with no cover charge.  Check out the PVB Facebook page for the details on events, specials and new beers on tap.

 

Looking Ahead:

 

On Friday February 7, come stroll through Old Town during First Friday Art Walk.  From 5-8pm our shops and restaurants will be hosting art, music, fashion, food, home décor and more!  Admission to this event is free and so is the parking.  All are invited to come downtown and enjoy our art community.

 

You are invited to attend  “Women Power the Vote Day of Action,” the League of Women Voters of Pocatello 100th Anniversary celebration that will be held on Thursday, February 13, 7-9 pm at Main Steam Coffee and Desserts located at 234 N. Main.  Go to lwvpocatelloid@gmail for more information.

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2020 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 29. If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com. Admission is free and the show will be open from 9am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello.

 

Cheers to 10 Years!  Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Gate City Brewfest, returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 14th. Pouring will begin at 1pm and will feature over 85 craft beers. Visit www.gatecitybrewfest.com for all of the details. Purchase your tickets in advance on-line and save $5!

 

Shop Downtown!  Dine Downtown!  Play Downtown!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

 

January 21 to January 27

 

Shop, Dine & Play Downtown This Week!

 

Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner this week in Old Town! The Grecian Key features $1 off on all gyros all day every Tuesday and Thursday. ChubbyZ Sandwich Shoppe, 302 E. Center, features their special Philly Sandwiches every Tuesday for $6. Villano’s Italian features all menu items $10 and under every Wednesday.  Food For Thought is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a delicious selection of salads and sandwiches.  The Yellowstone Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.  The Union Taproom has a brand new expanded menu. Dining local helps all of our locally owned restaurants thrive! Come dine this week!

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main will host Wine Pairing with Terry from TEC Distributing on Thursday beginning at 6:30pm. Enjoy five delicious courses paired with five wines.  Reservations are required. On Saturday,enjoy their Uncorked Brunch from 11am to 4pm.  There will be delicious menu specials including delicious choices for low-carb lovers.  Space and tables will be limited so reservations are recommended. Please call 208-233-1322 to reserve your table.

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant, inside the Historic Hotel Yellowstone, will be hosting Rail City Jazz on Thursday beginning at 7pm.  On Saturday, The Dewdroppers will be live also beginning at 7pm.  Be sure to arrive early so you can enjoy a delicious meal along with the enjoyable music.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main, will be hosting their annual Corn Hole Tournament on January 25.  The two-person team competition will begin at 1pm.  Arrive early to secure your spot.

 

The Bourbon Barrel has live music scheduled for Friday night.  The Relyx will be performing beginning a 9pm.

 

The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will feature Honky Tonk Highway live on stage on Saturday night. The show will start at 10pm.

 

This week Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) will feature "fish"specials on Friday night with Steelhead Red performing in the loft and fish and chips featured on the menu.  On Saturday night catch Tom Murphy One-Man Band.  Entertainment both nights is from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  No cover charge.  Check out the PVB Facebook page for more events, new beers on tap and kitchen specials.

 

Looking Ahead:

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2020 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 29. If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com. Admission is free and the show will be open from 9am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello.

 

Cheers to 10 Years!  Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Gate City Brewfest, returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 14th. Pouring will begin at 1pm and will feature over 85 craft beers. Visit www.gatecitybrewfest.com for all of the details. Purchase your tickets in advance on-line and save $5!

 

Shop Downtown!  Dine Downtown!  Play Downtown!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

January 14 to January 20

 

Show Your Love For Local This Week In Old Town Pocatello!

 

Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner this week in Old Town! The Grecian Key features $1 off on all gyros all day every Tuesday and Thursday. ChubbyZ Sandwich Shoppe, 302 E. Center, features their special Philly Sandwiches every Tuesday for $6. Villano’s Italian features all menu items $10 and under every Wednesday.  Food For Thought is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a delicious selection of salads and sandwiches.  The Yellowstone Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.  The Union Taproom has a brand new expanded menu. Dining local helps all of our locally owned restaurants thrive! Come dine this week!

 

Want to nerd out? Join Jim Dandy Brewing tonight for Science Trivia Night! 15 science trivia questions and an engineering challenge! Prizes for the winners of the trivia and of the challenge! Challenges are based on middle school level science and all materials needed for the challenge will be provided.  All proceeds go to Zoo Idaho!

 

The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., is hosting a Furniture Painting Class tonight beginning at 6pm.  On Thursday, they will be hosting an “Anything Goes” Painting Class, also beginning at 6pm.  Please call 208-380-5561 for details and to reserve your spot.

 

The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will feature Perfect Chaos live on stage on Saturday night. The show will start at 10pm.

 

This week Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) will be rocking the loft on Friday night with John Young's band, The Chief of Police (COPs).  Saturday night swing on in for some swing dance and two step lessons with ISU dance instructor Lori Head.  Entertainment both nights is from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  No cover charge.  The new Taco's up Top street taco bar will be open for some quick and tasty eats both nights.  Check out the PVB Facebook page for more events, new beers on tap and kitchen specials.

 

Looking Ahead:

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main will host Wine Pairing with Terry from TEC Distributing on Thursday, January 23 beginning at 6:30pm. Enjoy five delicious courses paired with five wines.  Reservations are required. Call 208-233-1322 to reserve your table.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main, will be hosting their annual Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday January 25.  The two-person team competition will begin at 1pm.  Arrive early to secure your spot.

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2020 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 29. If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com. Admission is free and the show will be open from 9am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello.

 

Cheers to 10 Years!  Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Gate City Brewfest, returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 14th. Pouring will begin at 1pm and will feature over 85 craft beers. Visit www.gatecitybrewfest.com for all of the details. Purchase your tickets in advance on-line and save $5!

 

Shop Downtown!  Dine Downtown!  Play Downtown!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

 

December 31 to January 6

 

Ring in the New Year in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Another decade has come and gone! Celebrate the beginning of 2020 at Barricade, 308 E. Center!  They will be open until 1:00am with free champagne for a grand toast at midnight. Dress in attire from your favorite decade! They'll be playing music from the 70s-2010s all night long. $1 off Twisted Tea all night long.

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant, 313 Whiskey Bar and Union Taproom, inside the historic Hotel Yellowstone, invite you to their Roaring 20's New Year's Ball! They will have food specials, 20% off drink specials, a champagne toast at midnight plus live music in the lounge and in the taproom.  Special begin at 7pm and run through 2am.

 

The Office Bar & Grill, 251 E. Center, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party beginning at 9pm on New Year’s Eve.  Warm up by the fire and enjoy a fun evening with music and drink specials.

 

Ring in the New Year Oasis Style at The Oasis, 304 N. Main.  Dancing, tons of specials, and fun with giveaways. Dj MintzT will be spinning tunes all night long!  Party starts at 8pm and runs until 3am

 

The Bourbon Barrel Bar, 238 W. Clark, & TNT Karaoke will be ringing in the New Year.  Sing your heart out all night long. $2 Shots & $3 mini pitchers and a Champagne Toast at midnight.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing’s NYE Party will feature beer, food, fun, and a NEW YEAR! Come watch the ball drop with your friends, your favorite Jim Dandy beverage, and a special menu from The Melt AND Dunk Burger! $4 pints all night long.

 

The First National Bar will host New Year’s games with prizes and giveaways throughout the evening.  Three bands, Hot Pursuit, Modern Methods and LOOT will take the stage beginning at 9pm.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) has a delicious New Years Eve candle light prime rib dinner special perfect for a date night out.  The prime rib special comes with fresh steamed green beans, baked potato, a complementary glass of champagne for those over 21 and your choice of soup or salad.

 

First Friday Art Walk on Friday!

 

On Friday, you are invited to come stroll through Old Town during First Friday Art Walk.  From 5-8pm our shops and restaurants will be hosting art, music, fashion, food, home décor and more!  Admission to this event is free and so is the parking.  All are invited to come downtown and enjoy our art community.

 

Introducing 1st Friday Pub Crawl!  Welcome the New Year with new things to do in Old Town! Start at The Bourbon Barrel at 7:00pm, then move on to The Oasis around 7:30, then The Union Taproom around 8:00, and The First National Bar around 8:30! Spend 1/2 an hour in each bar (we've allowed for travel time) and end the crawl at 9:30 at The First National Bar! Go to each participating bar for drink specials (just for the crawlers) and prizes (again, just for the crawlers)!  Enjoy First Friday Art Walk before, then join the Crawl for a great First Friday Finish.

 

On Friday night PVB is happy to welcome some new talent to the PVB stage.  Singer/songwriter Mason Wittman will be performing from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.  Saturday night Tiff E and Amp it Up Entertainment will be back for Karaoke night.  Come in early for street tacos from the new Taco's up Top kitchen in the loft and sing to your hearts content.  Check out all the details on the PVB website or Facebook page. 

 

Live Music on Saturday!

 

The Union Taproom will host The Native Goat Band on Saturday, performing from 7:30-10:30pm.  The three piece acoustic band is based in Pocatello with band members Jeff Carpenter, Todd Corsetti and Jeff Palka holds down the beat. Native Goat is a fun, exciting band and a must see!

 

Cale Moon will be performing at The Oasis on Saturday evening.  The show will run from 8pm to Midnight. 

 

Be sure to enjoy Old Town Pocatello this week!

 

 

December 24 to December 30

 

Merry Christmas!

 

At this very joyous time of year, the Old Town Pocatello property and business owners wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity!

 

Last Minute Gifts Galore in Old Town Pocatello

 

Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main, has three specials going on: led rainbow Angel's are $4.95 or 3 for $12 and their large led light up canvases are regularly $26.95-$29.99 and are on special for $24.95 or two for $45.  Yummy gift wrapped gingerbread candles are regularly $6.95 are marked down to $4.95 or 3 for $12.  Free gift wrapping and gift certificates in any denomination are also available.  Cherub’s is open today 11:30am-4:30pm, and will be open on Thursday from 11:30am-4:30pm, Friday 4:30-7pm and Saturday 10am-4:30pm with post Christmas specials. 

 

The Elwen Cottage, 326 N. Main, will be open until 4pm today.  Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, roll the dice for a gift with purchase. Amazing deals on vintage decor, furniture, all vendors holiday items are on sale. Gifts for everyone in the family. Gift certificates available. Free gift bags with purchase.

 

The Powerhouse, inside Station Square, has special year end pricing available now through December 31.  They will also be hosting two beginner classes this week, on Thursday and Friday.  Check out the savings and register for a class today at www.powerhouse.us .  Prices go up January 1, so don’t wait to lock in your savings and be ready to ride all year long!

 

Villano’s Italian, 165 N. Main, will be open until 4pm today.  Stop in to grab a pizza or pasta along with gift cards to make the perfect gift of Italian Cuisine.

 

Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main, will be open until 2pm today so you can find that last minute gift for the fisherman/woman in your life. 

 

Post Christmas Shopping, Dining & Live Music

 

Join us later this week for post Christmas shopping specials throughout Old Town!  Come shop and dine along the way! 

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant, inside the Historic Hotel Yellowstone, will host Rail City Jazz on Thursday evening beginning at 7pm.  Be sure to make your reservations and enjoy a fabulous meal along with the delightful live jazz.

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main, will host a Family Paint event on Saturday.  Choose to paint The Bear, The Wolf, or The Tree.  Event begins at 1pm, pre-register at www.grapevangogh.com .

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing will be featuring Steelhead Red live in The Loft on Friday night. On Saturday catch Tom Murphy, one-man-band.  Both shows will start at 8:30pm, free admission. Be sure to arrive early and enjoy a cold brew and dinner.

 

The First National will host The Unknown Band live on stage on Saturday evening.  The show starts at 9:30pm.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing, will feature live music by Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs on Friday.  The high energy bluegrass and foot stomping tunes will start at 7pm.

 

Ring in the New Year in Old Town Pocatello!

 

The Elks, 410 S. Main, will host their New Year’s Party this Friday.  They will feature steak and shrimp specials beginning at 6pm.  The public is welcome!

 

Another decade has come and gone! Celebrate the beginning of 2020 at Barricade, 308 E. Center!  They will be open until 1:00am with free champagne for a grand toast at midnight. Dress in attire from your favorite decade! They'll be playing music from the 70s-2010s all night long. $1 off Twisted Tea all night long.

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant, 313 Whiskey Bar and Union Taproom, inside the historic Hotel Yellowstone, invite you to their Roaring 20's New Year's Ball! They will have food specials, 20% off drink specials, a champagne toast at midnight plus live music in the lounge and in the taproom.  Special begin at 7pm and run through 2am.

 

The Office Bar & Grill, 251 E. Center, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party beginning at 9pm on New Year’s Eve,  Warm up by the fire and enjoy a fun evening with music and drink specials.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing’s NYE Party will feature beer, food, fun, and a NEW YEAR! Come watch the ball drop with your friends, your favorite Jim Dandy beverage, and a special menu from The Melt AND Dunk Burger! $4 pints all night long.

 

 

December 17 to December 23

 

Welcome Donut Bros!

 

You've loved them at the Farmers Market, Revive @ 5, county fairs and special events, and now you can enjoy Donut Bros. fresh made donuts Monday through Friday in Old Town Pocatello!  Now open at 401 N. Arthur, just across the street from Pocatello High School, hot fresh donuts are available 7:30am to 6pm and each day there is a lunch special.  Welcome Donut Bros. to the Old Town Neighborhood!

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to be for the holidays!

 

The Old Town Pocatello merchants invite you to come explore the wonders of Old Town Pocatello! Come shop and find the perfect gift…from bikes to fishing supplies….jewelry to trendy fashion……..home decor to fine art, Old Town offers it all in our charming shops. Come dine and experience delicious menus featuring the best in international cuisine for your holiday parties, dinners or a gift card to be enjoyed later. Come shop local. Come dine local. Come explore Old Town Pocatello today!

 

Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas with Idaho’s Antique Row!  They will be open all week and late on Friday evening, until 7pm.  You can do your own shopping, or add your favorite items to the Wish List in each shop so a loved one can stop in and shop for you.  Idaho’s Antique Row shops include:  Kanda’s & Co., 159 S. Main; Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main; Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main; Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St.; Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main; and Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main.

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to Shop Local and keep your dollars working in our economy.  Here are some great gift ideas:

 

Visit Decadence Board Shop for all of your boarding gifts and apparel needs, 326 W. Center St.

 

Stop by Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main St., for the perfect gift for the fisherman/fisherwoman in your life!

 

Wild Things Car and Truck Accessories, 128 S. 2nd, for the coolest and most in demand car and truck accessories!

 

Old Town Gun Slingers, 352 N. Main, for the hunter, marksman or collector!

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers, 126 N. Main, Idaho’s Oldest Jewelry Store, has the sparkle that will make your Christmas shine!  Fine jewelry with exceptional customer service makes Molinelli’s the place to go for engagement rings, anniversary rings, and lots of wonderful, sparkly gift ideas. 

 

ISU students love ISU gear.  The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St., has the perfect gift for your student.

 

Salt & Honey Natural Creation Shop, 150 S. Main, has a variety of sustainable, environmentally friendly gift ideas.

 

Poky Kids, inside Station Square, has wonderful gift ideas for kids of all ages including books, clothing, and more. 

 

Classic vinyl for the collector as well as the music lover at Vintage Vinyl & Antiques, 101 N. Main St.

 

Poky Dot Boutique, 201 N. Main, for clothing, jewelry, home decor, kids toys, and lots of handcrafted gifts from talented local artists.

 

Give the gift of pet lodging and grooming from Pocatello Pet Lodge and Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too!  They also have a variety of treats and toys in stock because they know our furry family members also have stockings to be filled.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing, 305  E. Lander, give the gift of a “Mug Club,” a mug plus beer discounts all week long!

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, for delicious coffee, teas, sodas, to-die-for desserts, and delectable dog treats, too!

 

Enchantments, 233 N. Main, for jewelry, clothing, tapestries, banners, crystals, stones, books, knives, swords, leather journals, oils, incense, wind chimes, unique musical toys, Tibetan singing bowls, dragons, fairies, greeting cards, salt lamps and so much more!

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant in the Historic Hotel Yellowstone located at 203 W. Bonneville, for a delicious lunch, dinner or that last minute Christmas get-together.

 

East Fork Bikes, 346 N. Main, for mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX, cool kids bikes, snow boards, skis, goggles, and more!

 

Give the gift of a delicious meal this Christmas! Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are available at many of our restaurants including The Grecian Key, Villano’s Italian, Sumisu, The Yellowstone Restaurant, PV’s Uncorked on Main, Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, Crafted: Beverages at Station Square, Bru House, and more!  Visit the restaurant guide on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com for a complete list of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, breweries and bars in Old Town Pocatello.

 

During this Christmas Season, please support the small businesses in your downtown! Come explore, shop, dine and play in Old Town. Keeping your dollars local means the world to our businesses!  

 

 

December 10 to December 16

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to be for the holidays!

 

The Old Town Pocatello merchants invite you to come explore the wonders of Old Town Pocatello! Come shop and find the perfect gift…from bikes to fishing supplies….jewelry to trendy fashion……..home decor to fine art, Old Town offers it all in our charming shops. Come dine and experience delicious menus featuring the best in international cuisine for your holiday parties, dinners or a gift card to be enjoyed later. Come shop local. Come dine local. Come explore Old Town Pocatello today!

 

J & Company, a JD Hansen Salon and Medical Spa, 127 N. Main, will be hosting their Holiday Open House on Thursday.  From 4:30-7:30pm, stop in for live demonstrations, raffles, special pricing and fun. 

 

Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas with Idaho’s Antique Row!  The next two Fridays these shops will be open late, until 7pm.  You can do your own shopping, or add your favorite items to the Wish List in each shop so a loved one can stop in and shop for you.  Idaho’s Antique Row shops include:  Kanda’s & Co., 159 S. Main; Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main; Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main; Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St.; Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main; and Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main.

 

The First Ever Jameson Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl in Pocatello will take place this Saturday beginning at 6pm.  Teams of 5 or more sign up at your favorite Old Town Bar, start and finish there and enter to win a Jameson Ugly Sweater and other prizes which include Oakley ski goggles, Jameson duffle bag, beanies, stickers, and more! Each bar will have drink specials, and team prizes!  Participating bars include:  Center Street Clubhouse, Hooligans, Club Charley’s, The Office Bar & Grill, 1st National Bar, The Yellowstone Lounge, and the 313 Whiskey Bar.

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to Shop Local and keep your dollars working in our economy.  Here are some great gift ideas:

 

Visit Decadence Board Shop for all of your boarding gifts and apparel needs, 326 W. Center St.

 

Stop by Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main St., for the perfect gift for the fisherman/fisherwoman in your life!

 

Wild Things Car and Truck Accessories, 128 S. 2nd, for the coolest and most in demand car and truck accessories!

 

Old Town Gun Slingers, 352 N. Main, for the hunter, marksman or collector!

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers, 126 N. Main, Idaho’s Oldest Jewelry Store, has the sparkle that will make your Christmas shine!  Fine jewelry with exceptional customer service makes Molinelli’s the place to go for engagement rings, anniversary rings, and lots of wonderful, sparkly gift ideas. 

 

ISU students love ISU gear.  The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St., has the perfect gift for your student.

 

Salt & Honey Natural Creation Shop, 150 S. Main, has a variety of sustainable, environmentally friendly gift ideas.

 

Poky Kids, inside Station Square, has wonderful gift ideas for kids of all ages including books, clothing, and more. 

 

Classic vinyl for the collector as well as the music lover at Vintage Vinyl & Antiques, 101 N. Main St.

 

Poky Dot Boutique, 201 N. Main, for clothing, jewelry, home decor, kids toys, and lots of handcrafted gifts from talented local artists.

 

Alston T-Shirt Printing and Embroidery, 245 N. Main St., has some wonderful great last minute gift ideas. Alston’s offers a wide selection of high quality apparel, including North Face and Under Armour.  With no minimum orders, great service and super prices, Alston’s can help you create a memorable Christmas Season. Stop in today.

 

Give the gift of pet lodging and grooming from Pocatello Pet Lodge and Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too!  They also have a variety of treats and toys in stock because they know our furry family members also have stockings to be filled.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing, 305  E. Lander, give the gift of a “Mug Club,” a mug plus beer discounts all week long!

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, for delicious coffee, teas, sodas, to-die-for desserts, and delectable dog treats, too!

 

Enchantments, 233 N. Main, for jewelry, clothing, tapestries, banners, crystals, stones, books, knives, swords, leather journals, oils, incense, wind chimes, unique musical toys, Tibetan singing bowls, dragons, fairies, greeting cards, salt lamps and so much more!

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant in the Historic Hotel Yellowstone located at 203 W. Bonneville, for a delicious lunch, dinner or that last minute Christmas get-together.

 

East Fork Bikes, 346 N. Main, for mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX, cool kids bikes, snow boards, skis, goggles, and more!

 

Give the gift of a delicious meal this Christmas! Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are available at many of our restaurants including The Grecian Key, Villano’s Italian, Sumisu, The Yellowstone Restaurant, PV’s Uncorked on Main, Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, Crafted: Beverages at Station Square, Bru House, and more!  Visit the restaurant guide on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com for a complete list of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, breweries and bars in Old Town Pocatello.

 

Wind down after shopping this weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing.  On Friday night Soul Full of Blues will bring you some of the finest rock and blues in Penny Pink's Private Pocatello Loft.  Saturday night get down and get funky with The Funk:30 Band.  Both shows go from 8:30pm to 10:30pm and are FREE.  While supplies last buy a pitcher of your favorite beer and get a free PVB logo pint glass for your collection or to give away as a holiday gift.  For more information see www.portneufvalleybrewing.com, or the PVB Facebook page.

 

During this Christmas Season, please support the small businesses in your downtown! Come explore, shop, dine and play in Old Town. Keeping your dollars local means the world to our businesses!  Thank you!

 

 

December 3 to December 9

 

Thank You!

 

Thank you to all of the residents and visitors that came out to enjoy Friday’s Light Parade and Saturday’s Small Business Saturday. It was a wonderful weekend in Old Town Pocatello and we appreciate you all very much!

 

This year’s parade with the light dusting of snow was exceptionally beautiful. Thank you to all of the businesses, clubs, organizations, community groups, churches and families that worked so hard to create such a beautiful parade for our community!

 

Congratulations to the Parade Winners:
Sweepstakes Award –Shoshone Bannock Hotel Casino
Mayor’s Choice Award – Idaho Power
Most Traditional Award – Rustic Wagons
Best Non-Profit Award – Toys For Tots
Best Commercial Award – CAT Western States Equipment
Most Creative Award – Mandarin House of Pocatello
Civitan Award – POW*MIA Awareness Rally & Organization
Children’s Choice Award – Pocatello High School Gate City Singers

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsors ISU Credit Union and Station Square, and our event sponsors: Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Bannock Civitan, Jordan & Company, Myers Anderson Architects, AvCenter Professional Aviation Services, Inc., Pocatello Pet Lodge and Pocatello Pet Lodge Too, Dorsey Hill Family, Idaho State Journal, KZBQ, KORR 104, KSEI, KMGI and KOUU for making these two-days-full-of-Christmas-fun in Old Town possible!   Thank you to the City of Pocatello Police Department, Fire Department, and Street Department, the Portneuf Valley ARES Group, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a Pocatello Branch, Post #735, of the United States of America, and Operation Lifesaver for assistance in running the parade.

 

Congratulations!

 

The winners of our 2019 Window Decorating Contest have been selected.  Congratulations:

 

1st Place                       Old Town Mercantile & Antiques

2nd Place                      Poky Dot Boutique

3rd Place                       Kanda’s & Company

Best Light Display         Vain & Vintage

Best Theme                  The Elwen Cottage

 

Happy 1st Anniversary!

 

Come help Cherub Capers celebrate their One Year Anniversary with a Proper Grand Opening! Finish up your holiday shopping and grab some great deals while you are at it.  They will have giveaways, make and takes, and special deals going on throughout the three days: December 5th and 6th 4:30-7:30pm and December 7th from 10am-4:30pm.  Located at 115 N Main St., be sure to stop in!

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to be for the holidays!

 

The Old Town Pocatello merchants invite you to come explore the wonders of Old Town Pocatello! Come shop and find the perfect gift…from bikes to fishing supplies….jewelry to trendy fashion……..home decor to fine art, Old Town offers it all in our charming shops. Come dine and experience delicious menus featuring the best in international cuisine for your holiday parties, dinners or a gift card to be enjoyed later. Come shop local. Come dine local. Come explore Old Town Pocatello today!

 

So much to do this week!

 

Plan to enjoy the December First Friday Art Walk on Friday! From 5-8pm stroll through Old Town and experience art, music, food, fashion and more. Admission is free and so is parking. You will find many gift giving and holiday decorating ideas throughout our participating locations. The event guide listing all of the locations for this month will be available on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com, on Thursday.

 

You are cordially invited to experience the Kandy Land Holiday Gift Show! Two floors of holiday shopping featuring collectibles, handmade crafts, antiques, one-of-a-kind gifts, entertainment, food, drinks and more inside Kanda’s & Co. located at 159 S. Main St.   The show will be open on Friday, December 6, from Noon to 8pm. Stop in for lunch and refreshments. DJ Adrian will be at the show entertaining the crowd during First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm that evening. On Saturday, December 7, the show will be open from 10am to 4pm. This annual holiday show is not to be missed! Mark your calendars now!

 

Don’t miss the Alternative Gift Market, International Fair Trade Craft and Bake Sale scheduled for Saturday, 9am-3pm in the UCC Church gym located at 309 N Garfield.  The Alternative Gift Market (AGM) will offer a variety of meaningful, life-sustaining gifts that will support people right here in the Portneuf Valley and across the planet! The Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is teaming up with the First Congregational United Church of Christ once again for this meaningful, holiday fundraiser. For additional information, please contact Jim Mariani at jsm22553@yahoo.com; 208 851-0842 or Starr Reardon at office@uccpocatello.org; 208 232-3056.

 

The First National Bar will be hosting a donation drop box for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program this year!  Bring in any new, unwrapped toy to The First National Bar from now until Friday to help a child in need this Christmas!  American Hitmen will be performing on Friday night beginning at 10pm.  Bring a toy for Toys For Tots and get in free. 

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB),The Relyx will be on stage Friday at 8:30-10:30pm. They're a sensational classic rock band, always a crowd pleaser, great for a Friday night date.  Come enjoy dinner, beer, and a show. Friday is also the first Friday Art Walk, and they will have two new artists on display, Nick Hottman and Cheryl Heart.  PVB is open on Sundays so you can keep up with your favorite sports teams.  Their downstairs dining area makes for excellent dinner reservations with loved ones and the upstairs loft is the perfect place to host your next party or team meeting. Check out their website, or email pvbbrewer@gmail.com to reserve your next event today!  

 

During this Christmas Season, please support the small businesses in your downtown! Come explore, shop, dine and play in Old Town. Keeping your dollars local means the world to our businesses!  Thank you!

 

 

November 26 to December 2

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

The property owners and business owners in Old Town Pocatello wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We are very thankful to live and work in such a wonderful community. With the Christmas Season upon us, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to work to bring activities, events, music, art and excitement to our downtown for all to enjoy.  Please plan to join us and be sure to keep your shopping and dining dollars local!

 

Beginning today at 6pm at the First Baptist Church, 408 N. Arthur, The Melt will be offering free hot meals, hats, gloves, socks, toys, and personal care packages to their neighbors in need. They will also be giving away four Thanksgiving dinner baskets including everything a family needs for the perfect holiday meal! 

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main, has a variety of painting projects scheduled for this week.  If you have kids at home or family visiting, The Grape Van Gogh is a wonderful experience.  Check their schedule at www.grapevangogh.com.

 

The First National Bar will be hosting a donation drop box for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program this year! Bring in any new, unwrapped toy to The First National Bar from now until December 6th to help a child in need this Christmas!

 

Poky Dot Boutique, 201 N. Main, will be hosting a Small Business Saturday Sale on Saturday.  All women’s clothing will be 25% off and everything else in the store is 10% off.  There will be refreshments, Ruddy the Reindeer will be there and don’t forget the Snow To Go. 

 

Parade, Santa, & Candy Canes Come To Old Town!

 

The Old Town Pocatello Christmas adventure begins Friday at 6:30pm when “A Night So Bright” Lights Parade starts winding its way through Old Town Pocatello. Rudolph has given presenting sponsor ISU Credit Union thousands of reindeer antlers to be given away along the parade route to children 12 and under. Hundreds of floats will have candy and treats for the kids. The parade route is the same as last year, running from 3rd and East Center and traveling under the Center Street Underpass to The Yellowstone and turning to travel North on Main Street to the Old Town Pavilion.  You can visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com, to view the parade map, or to register a float.  Registration will be open until 5pm on Wednesday.

 

Plan to visit Old Town for the Candy Cane Event & Santa on Saturday!  Visit the shops and restaurants of Old Town to discover Candy Canes!  To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100’s of Candy Canes will be available as you shop, dine and play downtown. Some Candy Canes have a value, up to $100. The day will also feature a variety of free, family friendly activities including:  photos with Santa at Station Square, make a jingle bell necklace at Poky Kids, enjoy frosting cookies and milk at The Yellowstone Restaurant, write letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus at Kanda’s & Co., make and take an ornament at Cherub Capers Creations, visit with Ruddy the Reindeer and get some snow-to-go at Poky Dot Boutique, paint a Dr. Seuss Tree or Whoo-cicle at The Elwen Cottage.  The Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley will also be running with free rides for families.  All of the fun will run from 11am to 3pm, or while supplies last.

 

These shops that will have Candy Canes with specials for Mom and Dad:


Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd Ave.
Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too, 143 S. 2nd Ave.
The Yellowstone Restaurant, 230 W. Bonneville

DNH Studios, 220 S. Main St.
Station Square, 200 S. Main
Poky Kids, Station Square, 200 S. Main
Kanda's & Co., 159 S. Main 
Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main St.
Molinelli’s Jewelers, 126 N. Main

Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main
Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main
Villano's Italian Restaurant, 165 N. Main
Poky Dot Boutique, 201 N. Main
Enchantments, 233 N. Main
Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main
The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main

Old Town Gunslingers, 352 N. Main
Main Street Music, 401 N. Main
Ritzy Repeats, 401 1/2 N. Main

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsors ISU Credit Union and Station Square, and our event sponsors: Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Bannock Civitan, Jordan & Company, Myers Anderson Architects, AvCenter Professional Aviation Services, Inc., Pocatello Pet Lodge and Pocatello Pet Lodge Too, Dorsey Hill Family, Idaho State Journal, KZBQ, KORR 104, KSEI, KMGI and KOUU for making these two-days-full-of-Christmas-fun in Old Town possible! 

 

Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas with Idaho’s Antique Row! They are sponsoring a Coloring Contest for all age groups. Beginning on Friday, pick up your coloring page at any participating Antique Row location. There are different pages for different age groups. Turn in your beautifully colored page no later than December 13th. Winners in each age group will receive a special holiday prize!  Coloring pages will be available at Kanda’s & Co., 159 S. Main; Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main; Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main; Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St.; Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main; and Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main.

 

Lots of exciting things happening at Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) this week! FREE dance lessons on Friday from 8:30-10:30pm. ISU Dance instructor Lori Head will be teaching swing dance with a mix of country swing, jitterbug and other swing dance styles intermixed with line dance. Bring a partner and learn some new moves with us! Saturday PVB will be hosting the 4th Annual Crafts & Drafts – Local Independent Craft Fair featuring 14 local craft vendors in the loft from Noon-6pm. Grab a bite to eat and a refreshing beer while you shop and support local businesses on Small Business Saturday. Soon after, Tom Murphy, returns to the stage from 8:30 -10:30pm.

 

More Exciting Upcoming Events!

 

Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main, will be celebrating their One Year Anniversary December 5, 6 & 7. They will be hosting giveaways, make and takes, and special deals throughout the three days. Cherub Capers Creations is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30-7pm and Saturdays from 10am-4:30pm.

 

The December First Friday Art Walk will take place in locations throughout Old Town on Friday, December 6.  From 5-8pm come stroll downtown and enjoy local and regional art, music, food and wonderful gift ideas for the holidays.  Admission is free and so is the parking.  Don’t miss the December First Friday Art Walk!

 

You are cordially invited to experience the Kandy Land Holiday Gift Show! Two floors of holiday shopping featuring collectibles, handmade crafts, antiques, one-of-a-kind gifts, entertainment, food, drinks and more inside Kanda’s & Co. located at 159 S. Main St.   The show will be open on Friday, December 6, from Noon to 8pm. Stop in for lunch and refreshments. DJ Adrian will be at the show entertaining the crowd during First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm that evening. On Saturday, December 7, the show will be open from 10am to 4pm. This annual holiday show is not to be missed! Mark your calendars now!

 

 

November 19 to November 25

 

Old Town Annual Awards Presented!

 

Last Wednesday evening Old Town Pocatello, Inc. hosted our 2019 Annual Meeting at The Yellowstone Restaurant.  During the meeting the Annual Awards were presented.  Congratulations to this year’s winners.  We are very honored to work with you:

 

Historic Restoration Award            Gypsy-Tattoo-Company

Rehabilitation Award                     The Yellowstone Restaurant

Curb Appeal Award                       The Kingsman

New Generation Award                  Poky Kids

Spirit of Main Street Award            Jennifer & Rory Erchul

President’s Award                         Citizens Community Bank

President’s Award                         ISU Credit Union

Advocate of the Year                     Michael Snyder Haas

Volunteer of the Year                     Dr. Jeffrey Street

Lifetime Contribution Award           Portneuf Valley ARES Group

 

Happy 6th Anniversary!

 

Villano’s Italian is celebrating their 6th Anniversary!  We are so fortunate to have Lisa and Aaron and their wonderful staff creating delicious Italian cuisine in our neighborhood!  Stop in this week and enjoy a meal to help celebrate!

 

This week in Old Town Pocatello!

 

A New Hope, 150 N. Main St., will be hosting an open house to celebrate their new offices space.  Stop in on Thursday between 4-7pm or Friday between 1-4pm for refreshments, learn more about their services and view their news offices on the second floor of the Historic Newberry Building.

 

Barricade, is now open at 308 E. Center St.  Barricade is the place to play arcade games with your friends while you enjoy a beer or glass of wine. Hang out and listen to cool music, chat with friends, and cheer on a high score victory!  To learn more about Barricade, please stop in for a game or two.  They are open 3pm-Midnight, Tuesday thru Saturday. Age 21+.

 

The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., will be hosting a variety of classes to help you get ready for the holidays.  Registration is now open via their Facebook page for the following classes:  November 21 Make Your Own 45” Grinch Wall Décor, November 23 Five Craft Holiday Event and on November 30 15” Set of Two Metal Trees Garland.  Be sure to register before the classes are full. 

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main, will host a Wine Pairing Event on Thursday and again on December 5.  Both evenings will feature five wines with five courses to create a unique wine pairing event. Call to reserve your spot, 208-233-1322.

 

Enchantments, 233 N. Main, will be hosting a workshop, “Identify and Manifest Our Spiritual Gifts” on Saturday.  During the workshop, learn how to identify your spiritual gifts.  To register, or for more information, please call or text Paula at 719-271-9517. 

 

Swing by for the new Blackrock Bock on tap at Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB)! This delightful bock is dark and robust beer with a solid malt character -- a winter warming beer that pairs perfectly with one of their specialty burgers or hot sandwiches. Head over to PVB on Friday when Chief of Police returns to the stage from 8:30-10:30pm. This free show boasts vibrant and upbeat electric-acoustic rock renditions that make dancing irresistible. Saturday night means karaoke night for amateurs and pros, alike. Come sing to your heart out from 7:30 - 10:30pm. PVB is never short of handcrafted beer, delicious food, and fun events. Visit their Instagram and Facebook pages for more updates throughout the week! 

 

Parade, Santa, Candy Canes & more next week!

 

The Old Town Pocatello Christmas adventure begins Friday, November 29 at 6:30pm when “A Night So Bright” Lights Parade starts winding its way through Old Town Pocatello. Rudolph has given presenting sponsor ISU Credit Union thousands of reindeer antlers to be given away along the parade route to children 12 and under. Hundreds of floats will have candy and treats for the kids. The parade route is the same as last year, running from 3rd and East Center and traveling under the Center Street Underpass to The Yellowstone and turning to travel North on Main Street to the Old Town Pavilion.  You can visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com, to view the parade map, or to register a float.  Registration will be open until 5pm next Wednesday.

 

Plan to visit Old Town for the Candy Cane Event & Santa on Saturday, November 30!  Visit the shops and restaurants of Old Town to discover Candy Canes!  To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100’s of Candy Canes will be available as you shop, dine and play downtown. Some Candy Canes have a value, up to $100. The day will also feature a variety of free, family friendly activities including:  photos with Santa at Station Square, make a jingle bell necklace at Poky Kids, enjoy frosting cookies and milk at The Yellowstone Restaurant, write letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus at Kanda’s & Co., make and take an ornament at Cherub Capers Creations, visit with Ruddy the Reindeer and get some snow-to-go at Poky Dot Boutique, paint a Dr. Seuss Tree or Whoo-cicle at The Elwen Cottage.  The Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley will also be running with free rides for families.  All of the fun will run from 11am to 3pm, or while supplies last.

 

These shops that will have Candy Canes with specials for Mom and Dad:


Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd Ave.
Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too, 143 S. 2nd Ave.
The Yellowstone Restaurant, 230 W. Bonneville

DNH Studios, 220 S. Main St.
Station Square, 200 S. Main
Poky Kids, Station Square, 200 S. Main
Kanda's & Co., 159 S. Main 
Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main St.
Molinelli’s Jewelers, 126 N. Main

Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main
Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main
Villano's Italian Restaurant, 165 N. Main
Poky Dot Boutique, 201 N. Main
Enchantments, 233 N. Main
Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main
The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main

Old Town Gun Slingers, 352 N. Main
Main Street Music, 401 N. Main
Ritzy Repeats, 401 1/2 N. Main

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsors ISU Credit Union and Station Square, and our event sponsors: Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Bannock Civitan, Jordan & Company, Myers Anderson Architects, AvCenter Professional Aviation Services, Inc., Pocatello Pet Lodge and Pocatello Pet Lodge Too, Dorsey Hill Family, Idaho State Journal, KZBQ, KORR 104, KSEI, KMGI and KOUU for making these two-days-full-of-Christmas-fun in Old Town possible! 

 

Even More Exciting Upcoming Events!

 

Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas with Idaho’s Antique Row! They are sponsoring a Coloring Contest for all age groups. Beginning on Friday November 29, pick up your coloring page at any participating Antique Row location. There are different pages for different age groups. Turn in your beautifully colored page no later than December 13th. Winners in each age group will receive a special holiday prize!  Coloring pages will be available at Kanda’s & Co., 159 S. Main; Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main; Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main; Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St.; Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main; and Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main.

 

On Saturday, November 30, Bunzow Glass Presents:  4th Annual Crafts and Drafts, Local Independent Craft Fair. Located in the loft at Portneuf Valley Brewing, the fair will be open from Noon to 6pm.  Enjoy a cold draft or two while you browse through a large selection of arts, crafts, and gift ideas brought to you by local artisans. Admission is free and the public is invited.

 

The December First Friday Art Walk will take place in locations throughout Old Town on Friday, December 6.  From 5-8pm come stroll downtown and enjoy local and regional art, music, food and wonderful gift ideas for the holidays.  Admission is free and so is the parking.  Don’t miss the December First Friday Art Walk!

 

You are cordially invited to experience the Kandy Land Holiday Gift Show! Two floors of holiday shopping featuring collectibles, handmade crafts, antiques, one-of-a-kind gifts, entertainment, food, drinks and more inside Kanda’s & Co. located at 159 S. Main St.   The show will be open on Friday, December 6, from Noon to 8pm. Stop in for lunch and refreshments. DJ Adrian will be at the show entertaining the crowd during First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm that evening. On Saturday, December 7, the show will be open from 10am to 4pm. This annual holiday show is not to be missed! Mark your calendars now!

 

 

November 12 to November 18

 

Welcome!

 

Blades Salon and Spa, inside Station Square, is very excited to welcome Stacie Campbell to their team of talented stylists.  Stacie graduated from the Paul Mitchell School Rexburg and opened her first salon in December 2014.  She sold Hair Hub in Chubbuck in March 2019.  After a brief hiatus from hair, Stacie is back and more excited than ever.  Cuts and Color by Stacie specializes in adult cuts, color and waxing.  For more information about services, pricing and appointments, please visit Cuts and Color by Stacie on Facebook.

 

New Location!

 

One Who Hopes Photography is moving to a new location right between Poky Dot Boutique and The Kingsman on W. Clark.  We are excited to welcome Brooke to her new studio.  Santa Mini Sessions are coming!  A magical set awaits your family visit and photos with Santa.  Pre-booking is now available on the One Who Hopes Photography Facebook page. 

 

This Week in Old Town!

 

Need a new pair of running shoes for the upcoming Turkey Trot?  Visit Pocatello Running Company at 328 W.Clark today!  Brian would be happy to help you find the perfect shoe.

 

Poky Kids, inside Station Square, will be hosting “’A Very Merry Holiday Trunk Show.”  Now through December 21, Usborne Books will have a variety of activities and books available to help your kids learn to love to read.  There will be different giveaways throughout the event.  Give the lifelong gift of reading this holiday season!

 

The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., will be hosting a variety of classes to help you get ready for the holidays.  Registration is now open via their Facebook page for the following classes:  November 14 Furniture Painting 101, November 19 Transfer Holiday Tray Making, November 21 Make Your Own 45” Grinch Wall Décor, November 23 Five Craft Holiday Event and on November 30 15” Set of Two Metal Trees Garland.  Be sure to register before the classes are full. 

 

Enjoy lunch or dinner at The Grecian Key Restaurant!  Every Tuesday and Thursday save $1.00 on Gyro Sandwiches.  Or, try a Village Salad with Gyro Meat.  Fresh and delicious!

 

Round River Baking will be selling bread at Station Square, 200 S. Main, on Thursday beginning at 5pm. This bread sells out fast so be sure to arrive early for the best selection.

  

Villano’s Italian offers all regular menu items on Wednesdays for $10.  Enjoy delicious hand-made Italian pizza, pasta, calzones, salads and more at a great price.

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant & Lounge, inside the Historic Hotel Yellowstone, invites you to an evening of Jazz on Thursday with Rail City Jazz.  Music begins at 7pm.  On Friday, enjoy live music with Daphne Herway.  This talented 17 year old is a self-taught guitar musician and singer.  She will perform from 6-9pm. 

 

The Union Taproom will host Just For Laughs – For Locals Only Comedy Tour on Friday.  From 8-10pm enjoy stand up performances by 6 local comedians.  $5 at the door.  On Saturday night The Luddites will be performing from 7:30-10:30pm.  The seasoned musicians in this talented local band perform funk, soul, reggae, rock and more.   

 

Jim Dandy Brewing has a great week planned:  Today they will host super, fun Science Trivia with Zoo Idaho.  Registration is $15 per team and play begins at 7:30pm.  All proceeds benefit Zoo Idaho.  On Wednesday, join Jim Dandy as they celebrate our Veterans.  From 6-10pm they will have a special beer release.  The Idaho Joint Family Program will be selling Veteran’s Day pint glasses and with a purchase you will receive $4 pints.  On Saturday, get your Pebble Creek season pass picture taken at Jim Dandy.  From 3-6pm enjoy your favorite brew, get ready for the ski season, and grab a delicious meal, Thanks A Brunch will be serving until 6pm.

 

Taco Tuesday is in full swing at Portneuf Valley Brewing.  Every Tuesday PVB offers a variety of street tacos for just $2 each.  On Friday, unwind by creating your own Winter Cabin painting while enjoying handcrafted food and beer.  Sign up for the paint party by contacting Margo at margito4859@gmail.com.  After painting, enjoy live music with one-man-band Tom Murphy.  Music begins at 8:30pm.  On Saturday, enjoy one of PVB’s new cocktails or your favorite handcrafted beer while enjoying local favorite Hot Flash, playing live from 8:30-10:30pm.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main, will host a Wine Pairing Event next Thursday, November 21 and again on December 5.  Both evenings will feature five wines with five courses to create a unique wine pairing event. Call to reserve your spot, 208-233-1322.


Registration is now open for November's Christmas Night Lights Parade. Presented by ISU Credit Union, this holiday tradition will return to Old Town on Friday, November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. The parade will wind through Old Town, East to West, beginning at 6:30pm. Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com for additional information and to register today!

 

Small Business Saturday with Candy Cane Event & Santa on Saturday, November 30th:   Visit the shops and restaurants of Old Town to discover Candy Canes! To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100’s of Candy Canes will be available as you shop, dine and play downtown. Some Candy Canes have a value, up to $100. The day will also feature visits and free photos with Santa at Station Square from 11am to 3pm. Throughout Old Town kids will enjoy cookies and milk, make-and-take crafts, and free trolley rides. It pays to shop small!

 

On Saturday, November 30, Bunzow Glass Presents:  4th Annual Crafts and Drafts, Local Independent Craft Fair. Located in the loft at Portneuf Valley Brewing, the fair will be open from Noon to 6pm.  Enjoy a cold draft or two while you browse through a large selection of arts, crafts, and gift ideas brought to you by local artisans. Admission is free and the public is invited.

 
Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

 

November 5 to November 11

 

Welcome!

 

A New Hope, LLC,  has moved to Old Town Pocatello and is now located on the 2nd floor of the Newberry Building, 150 N. Main St.  A New Hope provides developmental services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  They offer services that improve the quality of life for children, adults and their families.  We are happy to welcome this agency to Old Town Pocatello.  For more information about their services, you may call 208-904-1950 or stop by their new offices on Main Street.

 

Now Open!

 

Barricade, is now open at 308 E. Center St.  Barricade is a concept that has been a long time in the making, and it is finally coming to fruition! Who doesn’t long for the nostalgia of the classic arcade from the 1980’s or 1990’s? Plus, it’s fun to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine at the bar, but if you don’t play pool, throw darts, or sing karaoke, what are you supposed to do with yourself? Now you can enjoy playing arcade games with your friends while you drink a beer or enjoy a glass of wine. Barricade is a place to hang out and listen to cool music, chat with friends, and cheer on a high score victory!  To learn more about Barricade, please stop in for a game or two.  They are open 3pm-Midnight, Tuesday thru Saturday. Age 21+.

 

Congratulations!

 

Healing Kneads Massage, 420 W. Lewis, is celebrating their 2nd anniversary in Old Town Pocatello.  Congratulations!  If you want a fantastic massage, give Chelsea a call at (208) 705-9705.

 

This Week in Old Town!

 

A beginning digital photography 4-week class starts on Thursday and continues on November 14, 21 and then December  5 at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St.  The classes run from 5 to 7pm and the instructor is Richard Albright.  This course will help students become comfortable with their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 5 students.

 

Round River Baking will be selling bread at Station Square, 200 S. Main, on Thursday beginning at 5pm. This bread sells out fast so be sure to arrive early for the best selection.

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main will host Wine Pairing on Thursday beginning at 6:30pm.  Five courses will be paired with five wines. And, then on Saturday they will host their popular Uncorked Saturday Brunch from 11am to 4pm. Menu includes PV’s Breakfast Pizza, Stuffed French Toast, Zeppoles and Spinach Frittata (for low carb lovers) and much more!  And, of course who can forget Mimosas! They will offer a variety of Mimosas, Mimosa Flights and Brass Monkeys.  For reservations for the wine pairing or brunch, please call 208-233-1322 today.

 

Villano’s Italian offers all regular menu items on Wednesdays for $10.  Enjoy delicious hand-made Italian pizza, pasta, calzones, salads and more at a great price.

 

ChubbyZ’ Sandwich Shoppe is now offering BBQ Basket Wednesday!  For $14.99 you get to enjoy apple wood smoked baby back ribs, sausage, and a chicken leg with sides of potato salad, coleslaw, and cornbread!  If you haven’t tried ChubbyZ’ you should!

 

On Thursday evening, The Yellowstone Lounge, inside the historic Yellowstone Hotel, will host the ISU Presents Concert Series.  Enjoy live music featuring ISU students/faculty beginning at 7pm.  Happy Hour begins at 4pm. 

 

The Union Tap Room, inside the historic Yellowstone Hotel, has a special show planned for you this Saturday.  Henry Gonzalez, formerly of the very popular country band, Highway 5, will be performing live from 7:30 to 10:30pm.  Henry brings with him an eclectic mix of country, folk and rock songs and throws a few originals in there, too. Henry is an accomplished singer, guitarist and songwriter that has been on the regional music scene for over 10 years. Come on in and enjoy some great musicianship at the Union Taproom, along with their new expanded menu and huge selection of beer.

 

Tuesday is your lucky day! It's Taco Tuesday at Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB).  Shuffle on down for an awesome assortment of delicious $2 street tacos.  Get out those dancing shoes Friday night and grab a date for dinner and dancing to Soul Full of Blues.  Saturday night at PVB Whistlepig returns for some great kicked back entertainment. Shows start at 8:30pm both nights and are FREE!  Grab your friends and make it a party.   Come on down any night of the week to enjoy your favorite sports team on the new TVs at PVB in the pub.  Check out all the specials and events at www.portneufvalleybrewing.com or the PVB Facebook page.

 

Upcoming Events!
  
Registration is now open for November's Christmas Night Lights Parade. Presented by ISU Credit Union, this holiday tradition will return to Old Town on Friday, November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. The parade will wind through Old Town, East to West, beginning at 6:30pm. Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com for additional information and to register today!

 

Small Business Saturday with Candy Cane Event & Santa on Saturday, November 30th:   Visit the shops and restaurants of Old Town to discover Candy Canes! To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100’s of Candy Canes will be available as you shop, dine and play downtown. Some Candy Canes have a value, up to $100. The day will also feature visits and free photos with Santa at Station Square from 11am to 3pm. Throughout Old Town kids will enjoy cookies and milk, make-and-take crafts, and free trolley rides. It pays to shop small!

 

On Saturday, November 30, Bunzow Glass Presents:  4th Annual Crafts and Drafts, Local Independent Craft Fair. Located in the loft at Portneuf Valley Brewing, the fair will be open from Noon to 6pm.  Enjoy a cold draft or two while you browse through a large selection of arts, crafts, and gift ideas brought to you by local artisans. Admission is free and the public is invited.

 
Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

 

October 29 to November 4

 

Halloween in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Plan to bring your little ghosts and goblins to Old Town as we host Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets on Halloween afternoon. From 3-5:30pm visit participating merchants for treats during this daytime event.  Members of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will be serving chili and hot dogs once again at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

The Office Bar & Grill will be hosting a Haunted Week to celebrate Halloween. Starting with a spooktackular Fat Wednesday featuring Best By Yesterday live with free hot chili to enjoy along with the music. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday there will be costume contests each night with great prizes from The Office and Gypsy Tattoo Co.  DJ Adrian will be throwing down spooky jams Thursday and Friday.  On Saturday night try to summon spirits during the séance. Rotating Halloween drink specials all weekend long, stop in to check them out!

 

The First National Bar will feature three favorite local bands-Halloween night.  Catch WhistlePig, Sons of Bannock, and 2” Gap on stage beginning at 8pm.  Prizes for best costume and drinks specials through the evening.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing will be hosting an ISU Jazz Concert and Halloween celebration on Thursday night at 7:00pm. Doors to The Loft open at 6pm for seating for dinner and drinks. Dress up in your spookiest costume and trick or treat the band for candy - Happy Halloween from PVB! 

 

So Much To Do This Week In Old Town!

 

Both Sides of the Tracks, last Wednesday prose and poetry reading series, will feature novelist and screenwriter Will Reece:  Wednesday, Oct 30th, 7pm at Gates Fine Arts Gallery 315 W. Center. An open mic session will follow.  Sign up for the open mic 6:30-7:00 (7 minutes per reader). The event is free but donations are appreciated. For questions, please call Walrus and Carpenter Book Store: 208-233-0821.


Menu specials for the week include:  $1 off on gyros on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Grecian Key, plus free fries on Fridays with a sandwich order before 3pm.  $6 signature Philly cheese steak sandwich on Tuesdays or try their featured burger of the week at ChubbyZ Sandwich Shoppe.  All menu items $10 and under all day on Wednesdays at Villano’s Italian.  Try the Grilled Pork Loin or Frenched Chicken Breast at The Yellowstone Restaurant or check out the new menu at The Union Tap Room.  $5.49 half a Cobb Salad special, comes with a roll and butter, at Food For Thought. Fresh, delicious hand rolled sushi at Sumisu.  Lunch buffet daily at A Taste of India & Nepal. Crafted: A Beverage Company inside Station Square has daily breakfast and lunch specials. Try a delicious Hawaiian rice bowl at A Taste of Hawaii.  So many delicious options for lunch and dinner all week long.  Come dine local this week!

 

The November First Friday Art Walk will take place in locations throughout Old Town on Friday from 5-8pm.  Plan to stroll through Old Town and enjoy art, music, food, fashion and fall décor. The event guide will be posted on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday.  First Friday Art Walk is free for the community to enjoy.  Parking is free as well.  If you haven’t enjoyed a First Friday Art Walk before, make it a point to come downtown this Friday. 

 

You are invited to Kanda’s & Co. Grand Opening!  Now open at 159 S. Main St., Kanda and her company have been specializing in antiques, vintage, new items and crafts along with estate sales for the last 18 years.  Now Kanda has expanded with two floors of exciting shopping.  Stop in on Friday and Saturday to help Kanda celebrate her new store location featuring shopping specials with savings up to 20% off, giveaways, raffles and refreshments both days.  During First Friday Art Walk, The ClifTones will be performing live from 5-8pm.  This is a celebration you don’t want to miss!

 

Flowers By LD will be hosting their Annual Holiday Open House on Friday from 5-9pm. The shop is undergoing its transformation into a holiday wonderland as they prepare to kick off the season! Please join LD and staff to see what is new this year, laugh with friends and enjoy some food and beverages. 

 

Pocatello Running Company, 328 W. Clark, is ready to help you find the perfect running shoe along with great accessories.  Stop in and visit with Brian today!

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, invites you in to enjoy a delicious coffee drink and a variety of sweets and locally made items. They offer free WIFI, perfect spot to study.  Student discounts with your student ID, both ISU and local high schools.  And, all clients receive loyalty cards, buy eight drinks and receive your ninth drink free.  Be sure to try their Poky Pride or new Bengals Roar Latte.

 

If your company is looking for high quality, custom imprinted or embroidered shirts and hats to promote your business, your team needs new shirts, or your family reunion is just around the corner, be sure to stop in at Alston T-shirt Printing & Embroidery located at 245 N. Main St.  They can custom design a graphic if you don’t already have one.  Let this locally owned, family friendly business work with you today to make you look great!

 

Round River Baking will be selling bread at Station Square, 200 S. Main, on Thursday beginning at 5pm. This bread sells out fast so be sure to arrive early for the best selection.

 

Villano’s Italian Restaurant, 165 N. Main St., will be featuring their Trio Pasta during Art Walk on Friday.  The dish includes shrimp, chicken and sausage with three different pastas and three delicious sauces.  Experience the art of homemade Italian cuisine at Villano’s Italian!

 

The Yellowstone Restaurant, inside the Historic Yellowstone Hotel, will be featuring a Chef Special on Friday in honor of First Friday Art Walk.  Enjoy Baked Crab & Lobster Mac & Cheese with a side of sauteed vegetables.  Include a glass of wine, craft beer or a handcrafted cocktail.  Dinner is served throughout Art Walk.

 

The Union Taproom, inside the Historic Yellowstone Hotel, will host the KydJ Band live on Friday beginning at 7:30pm. One of Pocatello's most popular bands, the KydJ Band is sure to delight with a mix of covers and originals, from rock to country.


The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will host the Tim Daniels Band on Saturday night.   Music begins at 10pm. No cover.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing Sing along and party all weekend long at Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB)! Best By Yesterday makes their return to the PVB stage on Friday night for First Friday Art Walk entertainment. On Saturday KJ Tiff E will be hosting another fantastic family-friendly karaoke event that's always a blast. Both shows start at 8:30pm. Come on down for some suds and grub to watch your favorite sports team on the new TV's in the pub.  PVB is open every day of the week, including Sunday and Monday's!  Check out the PVB website at www.portneufvalleybrewing.com for more information on events.

 

Upcoming Events!
  
Registration is now open for November's Christmas Night Lights Parade. Presented by ISU Credit Union, this holiday tradition will return to Old Town on Friday, November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. The parade will wind through Old Town, East to West, beginning at 6:30pm. Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com for additional information and to register today!

 

Small Business Saturday with Candy Cane Event & Santa on Saturday, November 30th:   Visit the shops and restaurants of Old Town to discover Candy Canes! To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100’s of Candy Canes will be available as you shop, dine and play downtown. Some Candy Canes have a value, up to $100. The day will also feature visits and free photos with Santa at Station Square from 11am to 3pm. Throughout Old Town kids will enjoy cookies and milk, make-and-take crafts, and free trolley rides. It pays to shop small!

 

On Saturday, November 30, Bunzow Glass Presents:  4th Annual Crafts and Drafts, Local Independent Craft Fair. Located in the loft at Portneuf Valley Brewing, the fair will be open from Noon to 6pm.  Enjoy a cold draft or two while you browse through a large selection of arts, crafts, and gift ideas brought to you by local artisans. Admission is free and the public is invited.

 
Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

 

October 22 to October 28

 

Coming Soon!
 
Barricade, a retro arcade bar, is coming to Old Town in early November! Bring your quarters and come play your favorite arcade games like Centipede, Asteroids, and many more! Enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, or a soda at our spacious bar. 21 and over, please!
 
Welcome!

 

​Squared:  The Pocatello Co-Working Space is now open inside Station Square, 200 S. Main St.  You are invited to stop in on Wednesdays from 6am to 5pm for a complimentary opportunity to check out the space.  Bring your laptop and get some work done! You will be able to use all of their facilities including free wifi.  Find yourself a cozy desk, noisy room or comfy sofa to work, change your scenery and get stuff done!  Grab a coffee at Crafted: A Beverage Co., and lunch at A Taste Of Hawaii 208 both located inside Station Square.

 

Haunted History Walking Tours End This Weekend.  Get Your Tickets! 

 

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 11th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. This is the last weekend, with Friday evening tours beginning at 7pm and Saturday evening tours beginning at 6pm.  During the tour you will visit four haunted buildings in Old Town Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn about the history and experience for yourself the sights and sounds of paranormal activity.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and group sizes are limited.  Our tours sell out each year so don’t wait to get your tickets.  Visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com for ticket information and to purchase your tickets.  Cameras and flash lights are welcome on our tours.  

 

So Much To Do This Week!
 
Menu specials for the week include:  $1 off on gyros on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Grecian Key, plus free fries on Fridays with a sandwich order before 3pm.  $6 signature Philly cheese steak sandwich on Tuesdays or try their featured burger of the week at ChubbyZ Sandwich Shoppe.  All menu items $10 and under all day on Wednesdays at Villano’s Italian.  Try the Grilled Pork Loin or Frenched Chicken Breast at The Yellowstone Restaurant or check out the new menu at The Union Tap Room.  $5.49 half a Cobb Salad special, comes with a roll and butter, at Food For Thought. Fresh, delicious hand rolled sushi at Sumisu.  Lunch buffet daily at A Taste of India & Nepal. Crafted: A Beverage Company inside Station Square has daily breakfast and lunch specials. Try a delicious Hawaiian rice bowl at A Taste of Hawaii.  So many delicious options for lunch and dinner all week long.  Come dine local this week!
 
Pocatello Running Company, 328 W. Clark, is ready to help you find the perfect running shoe along with great accessories.  Stop in and visit with Brian today!
 
If your company is looking for high quality, custom imprinted or embroidered shirts and hats to promote your business, your team needs new shirts, or your family reunion is just around the corner, be sure to stop in at Alston T-shirt Printing & Embroidery located at 245 N. Main St.  They can custom design a graphic if you don’t already have one.  Let this locally owned, family friendly business work with you today to make you look great!
 
Cherub Capers Creations, 115 N. Main St., is an adorable shop full of wonderful home decorating items, both new and vintage. Now open on Thursdays and Fridays 4:30-7pm and on Saturdays 9:30am to 4:30pm. Be sure to look through the selection of summer linens and decorative flags. This shop is an experience not to be missed!
 
One Who Hopes Photography, inside Station Square, invites you to pop in on Wednesday for your Halloween portrait! Cost is $35 for each photo. Light retouching and digital delivery included. They have space for up to 5 adults on their backdrop. 6:30pm-8pm. $35. Give that costume a test run and get a super fun portrait!
 
Poky Dot Boutique, 201 N. Main St., has expanded and added even more exciting inventory including home décor, clothing, and baby gifts.  There is so much to see, you just have to stop in and do some shopping!
 
At The Union Taproom, inside the historic Yellowstone Hotel, enjoy Karaoke Night every Tuesday beginning at 8pm, DJ Trivia every Wednesday beginning at 8pm and DJ Bingo on Thursdays at 8pm.  Game Night every Friday beginning at 5pm.  Bring your own game, use one of theirs or bring a device to play on one of their big screen TV’s.
 
At The Yellowstone Restaurant and Lounge enjoy Wine Tasting every Tuesday at 5pm.  Stop in for Happy Hour every Monday-Saturday from 4-6pm and enjoy ½ off cocktails, beer and wine.  On Thursday enjoy Jazz & Blues featuring Rail City Jazz.  Music begins at 7pm.
 
Round River Baking will be selling bread at Station Square, 200 S. Main, on Thursday beginning at 5pm. This bread sells out fast so be sure to arrive early for the best selection.
 
Be sure to grab a spot to show off your little ghosts and goblins with a special photo session at The Photo Boutique by Sara Turpin this Friday or Saturday.  Located at 159 S. Main St., sessions will last approximately 20 minutes and are perfect for siblings. Pre-paid session includes online proofing gallery where you can hand pick your favorite photos. 5 digital photos are included with the session and more can be added on for $15/each.  Reservation required. Visit www.thephotoboutique.studio/halloween to reserve your spot.
 
Westside Players will present Agatha Christie’s “Witness For The Prosecution” running each Friday and Saturday through the month.  Doors open at 6pm.  Tickets are available with dinner or for the show only.  To purchase tickets, please visit their website at www.westsideplayers.com or call 208-234-2654.

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Pumpkins and gourds along with fresh apple cider, onions, potatoes, and more fresh fall produce will be available. The market will close for the season on October 26, so now is the time to stop by and stock up!  

 

The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will host  Phoenix Risen on Friday and Saturday nights.   Music begins at 10pm both nights. No cover.

 

Jim Dandy Brewing is having its 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Party on Friday! $4 Jim Dandy pints for those who dress up, and a costume contest at 9pm. Costume contest winners will receive awesome prizes! So get your best costume together with your friends and plan a fun and festive night at Jim Dandy! Thanks A Brunch will be serving their delicious grub from 3-11pm.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) invites you to paint a super spooky painting in their loft with M&M Paint parties on Friday at 6pm. Once you've finished making your great new Halloween decoration rock out with Steelhead Redd at 8:30 PM. Get yourself prizes, beer, food, and fun all for a great cause on Saturday during Tom Murphy's, Halloween Fundraiser Party for Aid for Friends, event starting at 6:30pm. There will be free live music, raffle tickets to win prizes, and an awesome Halloween Costume Contest! PVB also now has TVs in the pub to watch all your favorite sporting events. For more info on these events and PVB's latest offers visit portneufvalleybrewing.com and RSVP via their Facebook page.  

 

Upcoming Events!
 
Jim Dandy Brewing invites you to Paint Night.  Celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday on Monday, October 28th from 6-8:30pm. It‘s sure to be a fun night with good beer and good people. Costumes are definitely encouraged. Seats will fill up quick, so make sure to grab some friends and sign up today via the link found on the event page on their Facebook page.  As always, all materials and step-by-step instruction with be provided. Just make sure to show up early so you can order some delicious craft beer and get a good spot.
 
Both Sides of the Tracks, last Wednesday prose and poetry reading series, will feature novelist and screenwriter Will Reece:  Wednesday, Oct 30th, 7pm at Gates Fine Arts Gallery 315 W. Center. An open mic session will follow.  Sign up for the open mic 6:30-7:00 (7 minutes per reader). The event is free but donations are appreciated. For questions, please call Walrus and Carpenter Book Store: 208-233-0821.

 

We are excited to once again invite families to come downtown for Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets!  On Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm the Old Town merchants and businesses will open their doors and hand out candy and treats to all visiting ghosts and goblins. Be sure to plan now to enjoy this safe, afternoon event.
 
You are invited to Kanda’s & Co. Grand Opening!  Now open at 159 S. Main St., Kanda and her company have been specializing in antiques, vintage, new items and crafts along with estate sales for the last 18 years.  Now Kanda has expanded with two floors of exciting shopping.  Stop in on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd to help Kanda celebrate her new store location featuring shopping specials with savings up to 20% off, giveaways, raffles and refreshments both days.  During First Friday Art Walk, The ClifTones will be performing live from 5-8pm.  This is a celebration you don’t want to miss!
 
Registration for this year's Christmas Parade is now open! "Rudolph's A Night So Bright" Christmas Parade will begin winding its way through Old Town Pocatello on Friday, November 29th at 6:30pm. Our Presenting Sponsor, ISU Credit Union, will have goodies for all of the children along the parade route along with hundreds of floats, music, candy, and family fun! Tis the season to start planning your entry! Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com for the registration link and additional information.

 

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

 

October 15 to October 21

 

Welcome!

​Squared:  The Pocatello Co-Working Space is now open inside Station Square, 200 S. Main St.  You are invited to stop in on Wednesdays from 6am to 5pm for a complimentary opportunity to check out the space.  Bring your laptop and get some work done! You will be able to use all of their facilities including free wifi.  Find yourself a cozy desk, noisy room or comfy sofa to work, change your scenery and get stuff done!  Grab a coffee at Crafted: A Beverage Co., and lunch at A Taste Of Hawaii 208 both located inside Station Square.

Haunted History Walking Tour Tickets Now Available! 

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 11th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tours continue this weekend and next, with Friday evening tours beginning at 7pm and Saturday evening tours beginning at 6pm.  During the tour you will visit four haunted buildings in Old Town Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn about the history and experience for yourself the sights and sounds of paranormal activity.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and group sizes are limited.  Our tours sell out each year so don’t wait to get your tickets.  Visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com for ticket information and to purchase your tickets.  Cameras and flash lights are welcome on our tours.  

So Much To Do This Week In Old Town!
 
The Elwen Cottage will be hosting Family Fun Day on Saturday.  They will be hosting drawings for fun items, free make and take Halloween crafts, shopping specials and refreshments. Stop in and have some fun!  Open from 10am to 4pm. 
 
Westside Players will present Agatha Christie’s “Witness For The Prosecution” running each Friday and Saturday through the month.  Doors open at 6pm.  Tickets are available with dinner or for the show only.  To purchase tickets, please visit their website at www.westsideplayers.com or call 208-234-2654.
 
The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Pumpkins and gourds along with fresh apple cider, onions, potatoes, and more fresh fall produce will be available. The market will close for the season on October 26, so now is the time to stop by and stock up!  

 At The Yellowstone Restaurant and Lounge enjoy Wine Tasting every Tuesday at 5pm.  Stop in for Happy Hour every Monday-Saturday from 4-6pm and enjoy ½ off cocktails, beer and wine. 

The Union Tap Room, inside the Historic Yellowstone Hotel, will be hosting a benefit for the employees of The 5 Mile Inn this Saturday.  From 4pm-close there will be live music, a silent auction and taco bar.  Tickets are $15 in advance and available on Eventbrite, or $20 at the door.  All admission and silent auction proceeds will benefit the employees of The 5 Mile Inn. 
 
The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will host Perfect Chaos live on stage beginning at 10pm on Saturday. No cover.

Stop by Portneuf Valley Brewing for two nights of fantastic live music with great food & drinks!  The Relyx will be playing in the loft on Friday and Soul Full of Blues will be playing on Saturday.  Both shows start at 8:30pm.

Upcoming Events!
 
We are excited to once again invite families to come downtown for Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets!  On Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm the Old Town merchants and businesses will open their doors and hand out candy and treats to all visiting ghosts and goblins. Be sure to plan now to enjoy this safe, afternoon event.
 
Registration for this year's Christmas Parade is now open! "Rudolph's A Night So Bright" Christmas Parade will begin winding its way through Old Town Pocatello on Friday, November 29th at 6:30pm. Our Presenting Sponsor, ISU Credit Union will have goodies for all of the children along the parade route along with hundreds of floats, music, candy, and family fun! Tis the season to start planning your entry! Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com for the registration link and additional information.

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

Shop, dine and play in Old Town today.  The place to be!

 

 

October 8 to October 14

 

Relighting Another Neon Sign!

 

You are cordially invited to join Old Town Pocatello’s Relight the Night Committee for the relighting ceremony of the historic Rexall Drug neon sign on Wednesday.  This sign was donated by Mr. William Eames, owner of the sign since 1990.  The sign will make its new home inside Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St., the historic Woolworth’s Department Store.  Michael Snyder Haas, owner of the building, is excited to show off the sign he is giving a new home as well as helped to renovate.  The relighting ceremony will begin at 7:15pm.  A reception will follow.  This is the 14th neon sign renovated and shining brightly in Historic Old Town Pocatello.

 

Haunted History Walking Tour Tickets Now Available! 

 

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 11th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates are October 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 with Friday evening tours beginning at 7pm and Saturday evening tours beginning at 6pm.  During the tour you will visit four haunted buildings in Old Town Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn about the history and experience for yourself the sights and sounds or paranormal activity.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and group sizes are limited.  Our tours sell out each year so don’t wait to get your tickets.  Visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com for ticket information and to purchase your tickets.  Cameras and flash lights are welcome on our tours.  Yes, we will be visiting a famous high school on this year’s tour!

 

So Much To Do This Week In Old Town!

 

ISU Homecoming is Saturday.  Be sure to stop in to The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St., to pick up some new gear for the game.  Shirts, hats, hoodies, jackets and more are all in stock.  And, remember, 12% of all proceeds from officially licensed products sold at the Orange & Black Store, goes to scholarships for ISU students! Great gear, win!  Helping a student, win, win!

 

Poky Kids, inside Station Square at 200 S. Main St, will be hosting a Fight The Flu Make & Take on Thursday from 7-8pm.  Make a doTerra roller (kid safe oils) to help your families stay healthy this flu season. RSVP required as space is limited. Visit their Facebook page for additional information or call 208-252-5245 today!

 

A beginning digital photography 4-week class starts Thursday, October 10 and continues each Thursday this month at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., 5 to 7pm.  The instructor is Richard Albright.  This course will help students become comfortable with their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 5 students.

 

Westside Players will present Agatha Christie’s “Witness For The Prosecution” running each Friday and Saturday through the month.  Doors open at 6pm.  Tickets are available with dinner or for the show only.  To purchase tickets, please visit their website at www.westsideplayers.com or call 208-234-2654.

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Fall Used Book Sale scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, October 10-12. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield.  A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase. 

 

Your favorite place for academic tutoring has moved to a larger location! Now at 427 N. Main St., Ste. H, Maggie’s Place Learning Center offers personalized and affordable, one-on-one tutoring for students K-12 in Math, English Language Arts, ACT/SAT prep, along with study and organizational skills. Maggie's Place Learning Center is open M-F, 3-8pm and on Saturdays by appointment. Stop by anytime to speak with our Director Dan Randall, and schedule your student's free academic assessment! Also, be on the lookout for their Open House in late October. Check out their website for more information: www.maggiesplacelearning.com.  

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, invites you in to enjoy a delicious coffee drink and a variety of sweets and locally made items. They offer free WIFI, perfect spot to study.  Student discounts with your student ID, both ISU and local high schools.  And, all clients receive loyalty cards, buy eight drinks and receive your ninth drink free.  Be sure to try their Poky Pride or, just in time for ISU Homecoming, try their new Bengals Roar Latte.


Stop by Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB) and burst out laughing with your friends and family watching the amazing ISU improv group: The Comedy Project today (Tuesday). Loft opens at 6:00pm for dinner and the show. Just a $5 cover charge with proceeds going to ISU for a GREAT time that will bring you tears of joy! Friday night catch funky, bebop, and classy jazz from the talented band: Funk30:PM starting at 8:30 PM. This is a kid-friendly and FREE show.

 

At The Yellowstone Restaurant and Lounge enjoy Wine Tasting every Tuesday at 5pm.  Stop in for Happy Hour every Monday-Saturday from 4-6pm and enjoy ½ off cocktails, beer and wine.  On Thursday stop in for Jazz & Blues featuring Rail City Jazz.  Music begins at 7pm.

 

The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will host Soul Full of Blues live on stage beginning at 9pm on Friday. No cover.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

We are excited to once again invite families to come downtown for Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets!  On Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm the Old Town merchants and businesses will open their doors and hand out candy and treats to all visiting ghosts and goblins. Be sure to plan now to enjoy this safe, afternoon event.

 

Registration for this year's Christmas Parade is now open! "Rudolph's A Night So Bright" Christmas Parade will begin winding its way through Old Town Pocatello on Friday, November 29th at 6:30pm. Our Presenting Sponsor, ISU Credit Union will have goodies for all of the children along the parade route along with hundreds of floats, music, candy, and family fun! Tis the season to start planning your entry! Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com for the registration link and additional information.

 

 

October 1 to October 7

 

Haunted History Walking Tour Tickets Now Available! 

 

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 11th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates are October 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 with Friday evening tours beginning at 7pm and Saturday evening tours beginning at 6pm.  During the tour you will visit four haunted buildings in Old Town Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn about the history and experience for yourself the sights and sounds or paranormal activity.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and group sizes are limited.  Our tours sell out each year so don’t wait to get your tickets.  Visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com for ticket information and to purchase your tickets.  Cameras and flash lights are welcome on our tours.  Yes, we will be visiting a famous high school on this year’s tour!

 

So Much To Do This Week In Old Town!

 

Your favorite place for academic tutoring has moved to a larger location! Now at 427 N. Main St., Ste. H, Maggie’s Place Learning Center offers personalized and affordable, one-on-one tutoring for students K-12 in Math, English Language Arts, ACT/SAT prep, along with study and organizational skills. Maggie's Place Learning Center is open M-F, 3-8pm and on Saturdays by appointment. Stop by anytime to speak with our Director Dan Randall, and schedule your student's free academic assessment! Also, be on the lookout for their Open House in late October. Check out their website for more information: www.maggiesplacelearning.com.  

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, invites you in to enjoy a delicious coffee drink and a variety of sweets and locally made items. They offer free WIFI, perfect spot to study.  Student discounts with your student ID, both ISU and local high schools.  And, all clients receive loyalty cards, buy eight drinks and receive your ninth drink free.  Be sure to try their Poky Pride or, just in time for ISU Homecoming, try their new Bengals Roar Latte.

 

The October First Friday Art Walk will take place in locations throughout Old Town on Friday from 5-8pm.  Plan to stroll through Old Town and enjoy art, music, food, fashion and fall décor. The event guide will be posted on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday.  First Friday Art Walk is free for the community to enjoy.  Parking is free as well.  If you haven’t enjoyed a First Friday Art Walk before, make it a point to come downtown this Friday.  You won’t be disappointed!

 

Villano’s Italian, 168 N. Main, will be featuring two Art Walk specials on Friday.  Choose between their famous Lobster and Shrimp Mac & Cheese or their Three Meat Trio Pasta.  Experience the art of delicious homemade Italian cuisine at Villano’s this Friday!

 

Old Town Pocatello is pleased to present The Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday!  The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will move to Main Street and a variety of new vendors will be on hand with items for holiday decorating and gift giving. There will be a pie baking contest, face painting, music, food and lots of fun for the entire family! North Main Street is the place to be on Saturday!  The fun starts at 9am and continues until 2pm.  For more information, including vendor registration information, please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com.

 

Cassy’s Caring Paws, 326 N. Main St., and One Who Hopes Photography will be hosting “Hairy Paw-ter Halloween Dog Photos” on Saturday from Noon-3pm.  This Harry Potter themed Halloween pet portrait fundraiser includes two printed images and digital copies for $45. Proceeds benefit Yinny's Promise Fund, which helps families with emergency vet bills.

 

Entertain, or be entertained, at The Union Taproom with stage hypnotist, Shawn Paulsen on Saturday.  A.K.A. "The Amazing Hypnotist Guy” Shawn provides a contemporary, lively, upbeat hypnosis show involving both comedy and hypnosis. Tickets are now available for the show, $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Visit The Union Taproom on Facebook for ticket information. 

 

Westside Players will present Agatha Christie’s “Witness For The Prosecution” beginning October 4 and running each Friday and Saturday through the month.  Doors open at 6pm.  Tickets are available with dinner or for the show only.  To purchase tickets, please visit their website at www.westsideplayers.com or call 208-234-2654.

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant has a new roof and new flooring. If you stop in this month to enjoy a delicious Greek meal, mention the new floor and roof and you will receive a free soda.  Don’t forget on Tuesday and Thursdays, save $1 on pita sandwiches.  On Fridays order any sandwich and receive a free order of small fries until 3pm. 

 

Round River Baking will be selling bread at Station Square, 200 S. Main, on Thursday beginning at 5pm. This bread sells out fast so be sure to arrive early for the best selection.

 

At The Yellowstone Restaurant and Lounge enjoy Wine Tasting every Tuesday at 5pm.  Stop in for Happy Hour every Monday-Saturday from 4-6pm and enjoy ½ off cocktails, beer and wine.  On Thursday stop in for Jazz & Blues featuring Rail City Jazz.  Music begins at 7pm.

 

The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will host The Discographers live on stage beginning at 10pm on Saturday. No cover.

 

Let loose with free live music this weekend and football games all week long at Portneuf Valley Brewing (PVB). Bring your friends and dancing buddies down early Friday night for a dinner/date night dancing to the rock cover-band, Coldwater, performing from 8:30-10:30pm. Red Hill Junction will follow up on Saturday night also starting at 8:30 PM with a fun non-traditional jazz performance perfect for dinner and a show with loved ones. Both shows are FREE. PVB has new TV's set up so you can enjoy the latest NFL games on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. Enjoy great food and drinks specials during the game!  

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main, will be hosting a “Team Spirit” paint project on Tuesday, October 8.  Custom paint a 32” tall football player.  There will be two styles to choose from.  Register today by calling the store at 208-380-5561.

 

Hey parents! Poky Kids, inside Station Square, invites you to stop in to make a doTerra roller (kid safe oils) to help your families stay healthy this flu season. RSVP required as space is limited.  Please visit Poky Kids on Facebook or call 208- 252-5245 for information.

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Fall Used Book Sale scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, October 10-12. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield.  A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase. Hours for the sale will be:  Thursday, October 10- 9am to 9pm, Friday, October 11- 9am to 6pm and Saturday, October 12 - 9 am to 4 pm. At noon on Saturday, a bag sale will begin and continue until 4:00 pm.  Books will be $3.00 per bag (bags will be provided).

 

 

September 24 to September 30

 

Oktoberfest Is Here!
 
Portneuf Valley Brewing will be hosting their 14th Annual Oktoberfest Street Party on Friday!  This year’s event will feature Dollars For Danny.  Gates open at 4pm with music until 11pm. Delicious grilled burgers and brats will be available for sale outside, and Oktoberfest dinner specials inside.  Beer and wine bars will be open on the street, as well as both floors inside PVB. Grab your dirndl or lederhosen and come dance your socks off to three live bands: Best By Yesterday, Soul Full of Blues, and Steelhead Redd performing throughout the night. The gate fee is $10, kids 12 and under are free, and dogs on a leash are welcome. All gate proceeds will go towards supporting PVB's brewer, Danny Paz and his family, with his fight against cancer. If big crowds aren't your gig, come down Saturday to sing-along and unwind with Tom Murphy's rock and blues acoustic performance starting at 8:30 PM. No cover charge. Check out www.portneufvalleybrewing.com for a full list of events and make any night a great night by going to PVB!  
 
Haunted History Walking Tour Tickets Now Available! 
 
Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 11th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates are October 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 with Friday evening tours beginning at 7pm and Saturday evening tours beginning at 6pm.  During the tour you will visit four haunted buildings in Old Town Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn about the history and experience for yourself the sights and sounds of paranormal activity.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and group sizes are limited.  Our tours sell out each year so don’t wait to get your tickets.  Visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com for ticket information and to purchase your tickets.  Cameras and flash lights are welcome on our tours.  Yes, we will be visiting a famous high school on this year’s tour!

There will be one VIP Tour this year.  On Saturday, October 26, VIP ticket holders will enjoy the regular tour followed by refreshments and a private building investigation with SPIRO members.  Cost for VIP tickets is $50 and the tickets are limited.  To purchase VIP tickets, please visit our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com.  

So Much To Do This Week In Old Town!
 
Both Sides of the Tracks, the last Wednesday poetry and prose reading series, resumes its 2019 schedule on Wednesday evening beginning at 7pm at the Gates Fine Art Gallery, 315 W. Center St. Featured reader will be prose writer, Tera Joy Cole, instructor in the English Department at ISU with short stories and flash fiction published in several literary journals. An open mic session will follow, 7 minutes per reader; sign up 6:30 - 7:00, all are welcome.  The event is free (donations are accepted). For more information call The Walrus & Carpenter Book Store, 208-233-0821.
 
The Grape Van Gogh Paint & Party Studio, 240 S. Main St., has two upcoming paint projects you don’t want to miss.  On Friday create your very own Monet Sunset.  On Saturday paint a beautiful large sunflower on wood.  Both events start at 7pm.  Register today by visiting their website, www.grapevangogh.com
 
The Grecian Key Restaurant has a new roof and new flooring. If you stop in this month to enjoy a delicious Greek meal, mention the new floor and roof and you will receive a free soda.  Don’t forget on Tuesday and Thursdays, save $1 on pita sandwiches.  On Fridays order any sandwich and receive a free order of small fries until 3pm. 
 
Villano’s Italian offers all regular menu items on Wednesdays for $10.  Enjoy delicious hand-made Italian pizza, pasta, calzones, salads and more at a great price.
 
Round River Baking will be selling bread at Station Square, 200 S. Main, on Thursday beginning at 5pm. This bread sells out fast so be sure to arrive early for the best selection.
 
At The Union Taproom, inside the historic Yellowstone Hotel, enjoy Karaoke Night every Tuesday beginning at 8pm, DJ Trivia every Wednesday beginning at 8pm and DJ Bingo on Thursdays at 8pm. Brand new is Game Night every Friday beginning at 5pm.  Bring your own game, use one of theirs or bring a device to play on one of their big screen TV’s.
 
At The Yellowstone Restaurant and Lounge enjoy Wine Tasting every Tuesday at 5pm.  Stop in for Happy Hour every Monday-Saturday from 4-6pm and enjoy ½ off cocktails, beer and wine.  On Thursday stop in for Jazz & Blues featuring Rail City Jazz.  Music begins at 7pm.
 
The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market invites you to come shop the market on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  It’s time to purchase your favorite pie ingredients for the Pie Baking Contest coming up on October 5.  Bakers of all ages, select your favorite recipe, ready your pans and bake up your best pie!  Be sure to have your pies at the market by 10:30am.  Judging will take place at 11am and there are some great prizes. 
 
The First National Bar, 234 W. Center, will host Royal Bliss live on stage beginning at 8pm on Saturday. No cover.
 

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The April First Friday Art Walk has been postponed to May 1.  The May First Friday Art Walk will be held in locations throughout Old Town on Friday, May 1.  The festivities will begin at 5pm and will include local and regional art, live music, food, fashion and more.  Plan now to come stroll through Old Town and enjoy the charm of our monthly Art Walk!

 

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