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Made in Oakland, California

Oaklanders are a crafty bunch who are working diligently to bring manufacturing back to their home town. And they are succeeding. Check out these made-in-town pieces to get a taste of Oaklands manufacturer spirit! Clothing McMullen Founded in 2007 by Sherri McMullen in Oakland, McMullen is an all…

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Vintage Treasure Hunt Through Oakland

Oakland is certainly not a one-note town - its diversity and multicultural tapestry are legendary, and the creativity that flows from that influences everything in the city, including the vintage clothing stores. And those aren’t one note either. Almost all feature additional temptations including…

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The Town Talks Shop

Visit Oakland asked community leaders and partners in The Town to share their holiday gift recommendations. Since we always Think Oakland First – this wonderful group was more than happy to offer suggestions to support The Town’s entrepreneurial spirit and celebrate our Oakland businesses. Their…

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McMullen Boutique Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

Sherri McMullen is both a force and an activist in fashion. Since 2007, her namesake Oakland store, McMullen, has become a go-to destination for anyone interested in a curated mix of established luxury designers and space to shop emerging black and brown designers. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Fong…

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Holiday Events in Oakland, California

It's the holiday season here in Oakland, California! Plan a visit to The Town and you will find plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit! Here’s a list for holiday shopping, and more to get you started! Get your calendar out, select the holiday events that look the most fun for you and your…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events 2022

The City of Oakland offers great live music, events, dining and outdoor fun all year round, and the fall season brings unique festivities that you can only find here. From discovering new beers at Oaktoberfest in the Diamond to immersing yourself at the Dia de los Muertos Festival in Fruitvale…

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Yoshi's Oakland: Where Sushi & Jazz Collide

With its rich repertory of jazz from straight-ahead to cool, some sizzling Afro-Latin rhythms, down-home blues, R&B, folk and funk, Yoshi's in Oakland is not just the city's pride and joy but one of the nations and the worlds premier clubs. Fans seek out the venue for its warm, intimate vibe, sleek…

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The Best Farmers Markets in Oakland, CA

Farmers markets, you love them, and Oakland has plenty of them!We are all about fresh fruits and vegetables: yummy strawberries, giant artichokes, various colors of carrots, and those Buddha's hands. You may have been to other farmers' markets, but you need to experience an Oakland farmers' market. Check out all the farmers' markets that Oakland has to offer! …

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