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Best Coffee in Boise - Local Coffee Shops

As Boise continues to grow and gain a vibrant local personality, craft beverages are making their mark on the city’s food scene. In downtown Boise alone, there are over 13 locally-owned, craft coffee shops with every vibe you can imagine—from Instagram-worthy aesthetic to eclectic, cozy to bustling, breakfast spot to late-night study haunt. Coffee has almost undeniably become a part of Boise’s identity, and we have a feeling the coffee slinging crew is just getting started.

Dawson’s Downtown Coffee House

Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters
Wintery Spiced Latte photo courtesy of Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters

Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasting Company has its roots in Idaho since its founding in 1995. This specialty coffee roasting company has expanded over the years, growing its

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Things to Do in Boise ID in December | Boise December Events

There’s no place like home (in Boise) for the holidays! This month as the temperatures near their low point for the year in the Treasure Valley, the holiday spirit will reach its height with events, concerts, markets, and more. Whether you have family in town and want to show them why you love where you live, or you’re looking for a quiet date night event, you’ll find enough options here to fill your calendar and then some. Here’s your list of what to do in Boise this December.

Winter Wonderland Festival | Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

All month

Every year, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell becomes a winter wonderland with thousands upon thousands of beautiful lights and holiday decorations to enjoy. This year, the addition of The Ice Ribbon—a

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We Know Boise's Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The holiday season is descending quickly in the Treasure Valley, and it’s time to start shopping for the family and friends on your list.

You don’t have to leave the Boise area to be Santa’s little helper this year; no matter who’s on your list, there are local makers and artists with items for everyone.

Here at We Know Boise, we’re all about shopping small and supporting local companies. When you buy from a local business, you’re not only putting something incredible under the tree—you’re also helping another Idaho family during the holidays.

Many Boise-based companies sell online, so you can even shop small from the comfort of your own home.

We’ve put together a guide with some of our favorite small shops, artists and makers to help you

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Downtown Boise Developments to Watch in 2019

Downtown Boise has been home to cranes and construction crews for the last several years as the area’s population booms. As the City of Boise, developers, and the community grapple with what smart growth looks like, a plethora of new buildings have been added to the downtown skyline. Many of these buildings projects are mixed-use, featuring multi-family housing with retail spaces and parking included.

Buildings such as The Fowler popped up in 2018 with coffee shops and restaurants intermixed with a parking garage and high-end apartments. Mixed-use buildings make living spaces more affordable while cutting commute times and providing added community value with every build. This trend is likely to continue into the future. Here are the new

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The Depot Bench Neighborhood: A Boise Bench Original

Meandering tree-lined streets, stunning sunset views of the Treasure Valley, contemporary and historic homes, and a short commute to downtown Boise—these are just some of the reasons residents love living in the Depot Bench neighborhood.

In 1925, the Union Pacific Railroad blazed its way through Boise, bringing more industry to a rapidly-growing city. Over the previous 25 years, the city had boomed from a population of around 5,000 to over 20,000.

The railroad built a depot on a hill above the bustling post-gold rush city of Boise, and with it brought the adjoining neighborhoods into city limits. This was the beginning of Boise’s Depot Bench neighborhood, so named for the iconic and historic site of the Boise Depot which still towers over

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Exploring the Boise Greenbelt

When Boise residents consider the many wonderful amenities of the City of Trees, the Boise River Greenbelt is always near the top of the list.

Following the meandering path of its namesake, the Boise River Greenbelt is a 25-mile path, nearly all paved, that connects the community like a vital artery.

The City of Boise maintains the 25-mile portion of this path that makes up the greenbelt, but it connects to a much longer system of paths and trails that stretch almost 50 miles from Lucky Peak Dam to Eagle, ID. Like branches from a tree, walking paths and trails split off from the main greenbelt and connect Boiseans to their picturesque city.

Throughout all four seasons, the greenbelt is beloved and well-used. In the spring and summer, families

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Bown Crossing: Southeast Boise, ID

Tucked against the iconic Boise foothills and the scenic Table Rock plateau is Boise's Bown Crossing neighborhood.

If you’ve spent much time on the Southeast Boise, you may have already stumbled on a picturesque shopping and dining district at Bown Crossing.

The shops, businesses, restaurants, and amenities at Bown Crossing have expanded tremendously over the past several years and now include a St. Alphonsus Urgent Care and family medical facility, a branch of the Boise Library, salons, a bike shop, and more.

Why People Move to Bown Crossing

This community has a laid-back feel and all the walkability of other coveted Boise neighborhoods such as the East and North End, but sports a less formal vibe. The resulting community is a walkable

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Why Boise Is Quickly Becoming a Tech Powerhouse

In 2014, TIME Magazine called Boise “a techy boomtown.” Four years later, their moniker for the City of Trees is proving more than accurate.

Over the past decade, Boise has been experiencing an increasingly rapid influx of skilled workers looking for new jobs in the tech industry and fleeing less affordable areas like Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

Boise’s population boom earned the area Forbes’ number one spot in the U.S. this year for overall growth.

The migration has brought in individuals and their families looking for quality schools, lower cost of living, better access to recreation, and shorter commutes, and Boise keeps delivering on every metric.

With a projected wage growth in 2018 of 7.27% and a job growth of 3.58% in 2017

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Boise's Urban Winery Tour

The Wineries and Tasting Rooms of Boise’s Urban Wine Region

The wineries of downtown Boise and the surrounding communities are home to some of the most unique and exquisite local wines. Set in Boise and Garden City, The Southwestern Urban wine region is quickly becoming a hot spot for diverse cuisine, art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Some wine-lovers even hop on their bikes and hit the Boise River Greenbelt to tour and taste these local wineries. Read on and see for yourself why Boise's Urban Wine region is the perfect place to sip and sample Idaho wines with your friends, family or that special someone.

Telaya Wine Co.

Telaya Wine Co - Tasting room and patio space
Photo courtesy of Telaya Wine Co

Telaya Wine Co is owned by husband and wife duo Earl and Carrie Sullivan and named

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2018

Summer nights are almost here, promising those golden evenings with family and friends, relaxing as the temperatures cool down and the stars come out. There’s something magical about summer nights, isn’t there? This year, you can add “watch a movie under the stars” to your summer bucket list and check it off at any one of these free outdoor movie events.

Movies Under the Stars | Boise

June through August, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise Schools Education Foundation will host a series of eight family-friendly movies at parks throughout town. These events are fun-filled evenings with something for everyone. Each movie night starts at 7:00 pm with field games like capture the flag and dodgeball provided by the Parks and

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