Totally Boise Spring Guide 2021

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Paddles Up

Paddles Up Poke, dishes up high-quality seafood and ingredients.

A Hawaiian staple, poké is sliced or cut raw fish complemented in a rice bowl with mouth-watering toppings and sauces. Paddles Up Poké has been voted by Best of Boise for “Best Poké,” Best Lunch,” and “Best Caterer” since 2017, and a “Top Place for Poke” by Via Travel Magazine.

Additionally, they are the Official Poké of The Boise State Broncos. Owners Dan and Laura place value on giving back to the community through employee internships and collaborating with BSU fraternities and sororities for charitable events. Paddles Up Poké even offers military, first responders, and teachers discounts.

With several convenient Idaho locations, Paddles Up Poké looks to open doors in Caldwell next.


Wild Experience Gear

Medical kits are essential for outdoor enthusiasts. You never know when you will experience a medical emergency while backpacking through the Sawtooth Mountains or adventuring through Lucky Peak.

Inspired by her multi-certifications in wilderness medicine, adventurous lifestyle, and ‘safety first’ motto, Founder Andrea Connell of Wild Experience Gear is empowering others to tackle any outdoor adventure. Wild Experience Gear offers three kits. Each kit is equipped with medical emergency supplies for any outdoor distress you may encounter.

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Boise’s premiere paddlesports shop, Alpenglow Mountainsport is eager to get you set up for your spring and summer activities. Paddleboards, kayaks, and rafts, personal flotation devices, and more can be rented or purchased at Alpenglow by any of their knowledgeable and friendly staff members. Idaho’s best attribute is the ability to explore the thousands of acres of breathtaking terrain, rivers, and lakes.

Check out five adventures to take this spring with Alpenglow Mountainsport.

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Boise Farmers

Idaho currently has 40 farmers markets. Over the years, farmers markets have been a place of gathering—a chance to support, shop, and educate the local community. Shopping at your nearby farmers markets is one of the best ways to put your money back into your local economy.

Farmers markets are one of the best ways to boost the local economy and access high quality produce — since it is picked when it is ripe and naturally in season. It also cuts down on the use of fossil fuels used for transporting produce from other countries.

Buying from local farmers is also a great way to know exactly what you are putting into your body. The farmers can tell you exactly how the produce was grown. Consider switching up your grocery routine, and instead of hitting mainstream grocery stores for produce, check out Idaho’s local farmers markets to get products you can rely on.


CRISP | To-Go Spots


Local Boise food truck serving globally-inspired, eclectic dishes from local producers.

Eurkeka! | To-Go Spots


Serving up American-style food, craft beer, and specialty small-batch whiskeys.

Wanna Matcha | To-Go Spots

Wanna Matcha

Spreading the best matcha blend throughout the Treasure Valley.

The STIL | To-Go Spots


Impress your taste buds with custom-crafted ice cream, available for immediate delivery, pickup, and dine-in.

Lucky Fins | To-Go Spots

Lucky Fins

Using quality ingredients to develop notable and creative seafood dishes.

mad Swede Brewing | To-Go Spots

Mad Swede Brewing

Providing the best beer in Boise since 2016. Use code “Totally Boise” for 10% off for to-go orders.

CRISP | To-Go Spots

Van Lith Ranch

High-quality, premium beef delivered directly from their family ranch located on the banks of the Payette River.

Twigs Bistro | To-Go Spots

Twigs Bistro

Recognized for their incredible martinis and chef-inspired bistro dishes.

Spring in

Spring may be one of the best times to explore Idaho, also known as the Gem State. Flowers are in bloom, and there is a certain vibrant ambiance that takes over the Treasure Valley. Idahoans start spending more time outdoors, and events such as local farmers markets open for the season.

Boise has 69 beginner to expert level trails to explore by bike or foot, while the 25- mile Boise Greenbelt connects through many of Boise’s parks and, most importantly, to the heart of downtown Boise.

The Treasure Valley seems to captivate residents during the spring and holds tight through the summer with warm weather, floral smells, delicious foods, outdoor recreation, and endless opportunities for fun. Embark on the start of many Idaho spring adventures this year and find your favorite scenic view, bold adventures, and go-to local business.

Guide to
Moving to Boise

Tyler Horn Realtor®

Amherst Madison Real Estate Agent, Tyler Horn empowers clients to buy and sell homes with expert guidance throughout the process. Idaho raised & Boise State University Alumn, Tyler has embedded himself into the Treasure Valley community for most of his life.

Placing every client in the most favorable position to buy or sell, Tyler encourages his clients to follow his simple advice when it comes to the real estate market. Read more about his top four tips for selling your home.

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Josh Cormier Realtor®

Weichert, REALTORS - Property Hunters is committed to helping anyone, and everyone reach their goals of independence through real estate, including buyers, sellers, investors, and even realtors. Idaho Franchise Owner and Real Estate Broker Josh Cormier is opening the doors for driven and independent realtors to join the Weichert team!

Weichert, REALTORS, has been a trusted and well-respected agency for over 50 years.

Embracing new residents, Josh shares his favorite local spots in the Treasure Valley.

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Settling Into
Your Home

Fulcrum Loans

A broker for Fulcrum Home Loans, LLC, Tom Kirchmeyer, confirmed home mortgage rates are currently at a historic low, resulting in an optimal time for refinancing your home.

Tom encourages potential home buyers and existing homeowners to explore current mortgage rates. He strives to give customers the best possible experience during what might be an otherwise stressful process.

Fulcrum Home Loans works with a variety of lenders and can find the best possible personalized outcome for clients.

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Elite Home Group Inspections

A trusted home inspection group since 1984, Elite Group Home Inspections is the largest privately-owned inspection company in the U.S. with over 500,000 inspections under its belt. Elite prides itself in having certified and highly trained professionals as a part of the Elite Team. With straightforward pricing and easy-to-read reports, Elite Inspections will have clients secure and safe in their homes. Passionate about the quality work they put forth, Elite is Idaho’s go-to home inspection company.

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Your Home

Kirsten Grove of We Three Design

With 14 years of experience, Kirsten loves creating spaces that her clients are proud and happy to live in.

Spring Trends:

  • Moody color palettes
  • Oversized art and mirrors
  • Old World influences
  • Multipurpose spaces
  • Vintage lighting
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Thompson Construction & Excavation

With over 15 years of experience under his belt, Ryan Thompson owns Thompson Construction & Excavation, an industry leader in home remodeling. Specializing in kitchen, bathroom, and fireplace remodels, Thompson Construction has the highest level of honest pricing, trustworthiness, and communication in the Treasure Valley. They offer 3D designs for clients to envision their new home and carefully walk them through the home remodeling process — providing top-quality construction and excavation.

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Leisure Time

Leisure Time Inc. is Boise’s favorite fireplace and hot tub dealer. As an Idaho company with 50 years of experience, Leisure Time sells hot tubs, saunas, fireplaces, and grills. Once purchased, they’ll also help with installation, maintenance, education, and remodeling.

Spring is the perfect time to add that outdoor grill you’ve been thinking about all year or the hot tub you’ve been longing to put in your backyard. Leisure Time experts are ready to help with any additions to your home this year.

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Abundant Life

Founder and CEO of Abundant Life Surrogacy, Amber Valdez, says surrogacy is so much more common than you’d imagine and is sought out by various demographics.

At Abundant Life Surrogacy, the mission is simple, connect women with parents who need help conceiving a child. As a boutique surrogacy agency, the Abundant Life Surrogacy staff does extensive research when matching a family with a surrogate.

Valdez stated that Idaho ranked #2 in the nation for volunteer work in years previous. This statistic has evolved into Idaho, now being known as the world’s unofficial surrogacy capital.

“It has to be a heart decision. It cannot be financially based.” — Owner, CEO & Surrogate Amber Valdez.

Abundant Life Surrogacy ensures all parties are comfortable throughout the process. They have support groups, and because the entire staff has gone through surrogacy themselves, they are highly educated and qualified in answering any questions new surrogates may have.

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Locally owned pet boutique Northwest Pets is the one stop shop for your pet. With three convenient locations in the Treasure Valley, Northwest Pets can help you find dog, cat, and small animal essentials. The staff at Northwest Pets consistently stays up to date on training for quality products and is eager to help customers find the perfect products for their pets. Stop by one of their locations for your pet necessities!

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Castlebury Dental

Located in Eagle, Castlebury Dental is devoted to providing patients comprehensive, preventative oral hygiene. Going above and beyond to provide their patients with dental services, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, wisdom tooth extraction, and more. Adding to the list of reasons as to why you should choose Castlebury Dental as your preferred dentist, they will be giving away a new 2019 Chevrolet Impala!

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Treasure Valley Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Dr. Portela at Treasure Valley Dermatology loves educating patients and the community on essential skincare routines. A critical tip Dr. Portela advises is daily sunscreen application.

“It is the best preventive care for healthy glowing skin,” said Dr. Portela.

If you happen to have skin damage, don’t stress. Treasure Valley Dermatology has a state-of-the-art laser and light treatment machine. These treatments can help repair damaged skin caused by acne, wrinkles and can prevent skin cancers.

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Independent Doctors of Idaho

Better Care. Better Choice. Better Health Plans.

Independent Doctors of Idaho (IDID) was formed in early 2013 to respond to the unprecedented number of physicians becoming employees of large hospital systems in the Treasure Valley and throughout Idaho.

IDID empowers their patients to have a high degree of control of their medical care, including the selection of physicians, medical facilities, and hospitals. With over 600 providers in 33 specialties, IDID membership is growing, and its focus is putting medical care choice back into their patients’ hands.

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Wander Medicine

Created with individuals, families, and workers in mind, Wander Medicine is a direct-pay medical clinic that offers multiple services at an affordable-transparent price. Services include direct primary care, IV infusions, urgent care, public health laboratories (COVID-19 and STD checks), travel, and occupational medicine. Wander Medicine focuses on issues and outcomes that matter to its patients. Their individualized, lifestyle-based approach is designed with one goal in mind; keeping people healthy in any environment.

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SkinOwl is a beauty and skincare line recognized for its desire to create clean, all-natural skincare products proven to treat your skin all-while educating the public about the importance of clean beauty. The foundation of SkinOwl lies in founder and skin expert Annie Tevelin’s transparency in her personal experience with cystic acne.

Opening its first brick and mortar location, SkinOwl decided that Boise’s bright energy, inspiring people, and welcoming nature offered a perfect place to launch.

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Perspire Sauna Studio

Located in Eagle, Perspire Sauna Studio offers infrared sauna therapy combined with color light therapy and premium amenities in a private, clean, and modern setting that will have you feeling rejuvenated after every session.

The benefits of an infrared sauna far surpass those of a typical gym sauna. Infrared and color light penetrates the skin, muscle, and tissues for a cellular level detox while also relaxing the body (and mind), enhancing immunity, burning calories, and so much more.

Read more about how Perspire can help boost your physical, mental, and emotional health.

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To Boise

Local Coffee Shop | Passport to Boise

Local Coffee Shop

Enjoy Your Favorite Coffee or Tea Drink from a Local Coffee Shop

Local Boutique | Passport to Boise

Local Boutique

Stop In and Browse One of Our Local Boutiques

Chow Market | Passport to Boise

CHOW Public Market

Spend the Afternoon at Idaho’s First Public Market, CHOW Market

Salt Sanctuary | Passport to Boise

Salt Sanctuary

Experience the Peaceful, Healing Atmosphere at Salt Sanctuary

Boise's Foothills | Passport to Boise

Explore Boise's Foothills

Explore Boise’s Foothills With a Hike

Local Art Scene | Passport to Boise

Local Art Scene

Immerse Yourself in the Boise Art Scene


Courtney Vincen, Owner of The Beauty Mark Ink

She started her career in the cosmetic industry over 12 years ago.

Courtney specializes in microblading, powder brows, or a combination of both. She customizes each clients’ brows based on their unique bone structure & her artistic talent.

Courtney is passionately dedicated to making sure all of her clients feel beautiful, comfortable & confident while maintaining the highest sanitary standards.

Old Boise Spirits

Old Boise Spirits embodies retro Boise. Their gin and vodka duo are refreshing, bold, and playful— a nod to how much Boise has grown. Described as easy to drink and hard to put down, Old Boise Gin offers lavender notes while Old Boise Vodka has refreshing natural ingredients, such as Rocky Mountain water. Both are quality liquors that are key ingedients for a great cocktail.

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Lumos Optical

Quality eyewear shouldn’t be a luxury item, and finding a pair of glasses to fit your style shouldn’t cost a fortune. After years of repeatedly finding that glasses are just too expensive, a team of passionate professionals decided it was time to make a real difference in the optical industry, especially here in Idaho.

Known as ‘Boise’s Eyewear Rebellion,’ Lumos Optical is located in Downtown Boise. Lumos provides quality, trendy, and unique eyewear at transparent and affordable prices.

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We’re often asked, “What is Totally Boise?” We thought we would take this opportunity to explain who we are and how we support our local communities.

Totally Boise, a hyper-local division of webmarkets, was created in 2014 to inspire, connect, and engage with all of the exceptional aspects the Boise area offers. We create unique and engaging content for our nearly 100K social media followers, website visitors, airport display, and, of course, our seasonal guide. We do this to spread the word about unique Boise events, the faces behind our incredible local businesses, and updates on Boise happenings. Through our efforts, we reach half a million people per month!


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