What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Mar 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Retail
Stephanie Palagi

Stephanie Palagi

Enjoy a local lunch and dinner at one of our locally owned restaurants!  Fine dining at The Bridge.  Italian, pizza, salads and more at  Villano’s Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu.  Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op, A Healthier Place To Eat or Food For Thought Take Out.  Japanese rice bowls at Yoshida.  Chinese at Chopstick Café.  Mexican at El Herradero.  Indian cuisine at A Taste of Himalayas. Thai at Thai Paradise.  Greek at The Grecian Key.  Choose local for a fresh, delicious meal and help our local restaurants thrive!

Wine tasting this Saturday, from 5-7pm, at the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market. They will be tasting five different wines from this month’s featured sustainable vineyard, Ancient Peaks from Paso Robles, California. $7 per person. Please bring I.D. The Co-op is now open for dinner Friday and Saturday evening from 5-9pm! Join us for all the fun at 308 E. Center St. For more information please call (208) 904-1368.

Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main St., has announced a new vendor has joined their shop.  Cutter Kornforth is a photographer, and his work is amazing! He photographs buildings, landscapes, and people.  Now is a great time to stop in and see Cutter’s work. Most of the vendors in the shop are also offering anywhere from 10-50% off items in stock!

March Extravaganza at Great Harvest this month! They are offering any Turkey/Swiss or Ham/Cheddar for $5!  They are also featuring their delicious Oregon Herb (this is a blend of Whole Wheat and Rye, loaded with herbs and spices), The ‘Rachel’ sandwich (smoked turkey, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and spicy mayo served on grilled Oregon Herb) and a variety of other goodies for St Patrick’s day. Stop in today!

Portneuf Valley Brewing is excited to announce their online ordering is all set up. You can order for pick-up, delivery, or for dine-in all from the brewery webpage, www.portneufvalleybrewing.com , so your food is ready when you get there.  On Wednesday, enjoy a relaxing night of painting in The Loft with PaintBox. Get step-by-step instructions on how to paint while sipping on a glass of wine or pint of beer. Check the PVB website for details. On Friday night The Mighty Rock Farmers will play a rousing show of rock and covers and then on Saturday a great combo of locals — George Asboe, Bob Merle, and Allen Ross – team up as The 4 am Club performing covers and originial material. Both shows are 9pm – 11:30 pm with no cover.

The Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd, has announced that registration is now open for their Spring Session – Basic Manners Class.  There will be eight weekly sessions on Tuesdays beginning on April 4 from 6:30-7:30pm.  Registration is $175 and includes dog training leash, collar, a bag of treats plus three days of Doggie Day Care.  This class will fill up fast so call 237-PETS today for more information and to register.

The Pocatello Art Center will expand their popular “Pay As You Go” classes with a Monday evening session, starting April 3. Gabrielle Sivitz will host the new open studio time for all media from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Daytime “Pay As You Go” classes continue with Bob Beason providing assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, Karen Wardle focusing on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, and Penny Wolf also helping out with oil paintings from 1 – 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Daytime sessions are $12.50, the evening session is $10, no registration required.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town, Pocatello. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

Upcoming Events!
Registration is now open!  Pocatello’s premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs.

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a vendor open house on April 15 from 4pm to 5pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. Market vendors are invited to come talk with the Market Managers and fill out applications for the 2017 season.  The Department of Weights and Measures and the Idaho State Tax commission will also be available to answer questions. The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6 at 9am and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  If you are a return vendor or interesting in becoming a new vendor, please plan to stop by the open house.

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.

A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are:  Thursday, April 20 – 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, April 21  — 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 22  – 9 am to 4 pm. For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

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!

Stephanie Palagi is the executive director of Old Town Pocatello, Inc. The Old Town Pocatello office can be reached at 208-232-7545 or by visiting oldtownpocatello.com.

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