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SoOakland Makes Its Mark on Oakland

In 2015, Oakland’s own Shayla “Bang” Jamerson founded community events organization SoOakland, with the goal to preserve the culture of Oakland through a variety of events and community service that create safe spaces for Black and Brown communities. SoOakland represents Oakland authentically by…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events 2021

COVID-era fall doesn’t have to mean staying inside!There are still activities and events you can enjoy at a safe, physical distance.  Check out all of the family-friendly and sometimes even free activities that will help keep you and your family out of the house in Oakland. …

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Where To Spend Your Halloween in Oakland, CA 2021

Creep it real this Halloween in Oakland, for yourself and your family! While COVID is in our ghostly midst, there are still plenty of fun, safe,and physically distant activities to keep you spirited. 👻 Check out all the different ways you can spend Halloween in The Town…

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30 Incredible Places Less Than 4 Hours from Oakland, CA

By Karin Swanson / Matador Network THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON IN OAKLAND that using it as a mere stopover en route to somewhere else doesn't make much sense. But you can't look at a map without noticing the city's proximity to a whole host of pretty amazing places. Here are some ideas for which way to point yourself when you're finally ready to leave town, or just looking for an epic day trip…

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Shayla's Top Spots in Oakland

Shayla is the ultimate vibe, and her soul is all Oakland love. A born-and-raised local of The Town, and founder of SoOakland, she has her pulse on all the great spots to check out. Want to see Oakland from her side? Check out her top picks. Shopping Taylor Jay 2355 Broadway, Suite 1 Taylor Jay…

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Dominic's Top Spots in Oakland

Dominic is a star on la parrilla , and if you haven’t stopped by Tacos el Ultimo Baile to get some of his delicious tacos, you need to do that ASAP! Setting up his popular truck in Oakland (usually under the trees at Lake Merritt these days, but follow him for updates!), Dominic has found great…

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Cava's Top Spots in Oakland

Cava’s artistic spirit and connection to her natural environment can definitely be seen in her top places to check out in Oakland. If cafes, soul food, theater events, redwoods, and flowers are your vibe, definitely check out these spots below! Shopping Brother & Sisters Flower Shop 3265 B Grand…

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Top Things to Do In Uptown & Downtown

Oakland is often referred to as the central hub of the Bay Area. Which makes the Uptown Downtown District Oaklands main line. Oaklands entertainment capital comes alive at night with a host of new restaurants, hip bars and an arts scene that's one of the best in the country…

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