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6 Romantic Date Ideas in Oakland, CA

Oakland is a beautiful city ready to inspire romance. Whether you’re a lover of the great outdoors, passionate about food and cocktails, crazy for music, seeking heart pumping adventure or simply desire lots of fun – Oakland has it all.The Town features so many diverse experiences the date…

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Four Sweet Chocolate & Candy Shops Found Only in Oakland

Great chocolate is easy to find in Oakland! The Town is rich with chocolatiers creating some of the most decadent chocolate around. From jewel like truffles to vegan bars – these only-in-Oakland treats will make your valentine’s heart melt and their mouth water. Visit Oakland, visit one of these…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Oakland During Black History Month

Oakland’s deep roots in black culture are celebrated through the city’s food, music, art, and creativity. Here are a few ways to safely spend a weekend celebrating The Town’s black-owned businesses, events, and history during Black History Month! Friday Start your weekend off with a delicious…

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Businesses Making Vegan-Only Products in Oakland

Every week in Oakland, there are numbers of vendors scattered around The Town’s various farmers’ markets, selling handcrafted products directly to new and regular customers. For this piece, we’re highlighting vegan-only products that are made in Oakland and sold at Oakland farmers’ markets. Get to…

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Top Plant Shops in Oakland

Plants are an important part of your household. They provide the opportunity to reconnect or even begin to cultivate a relationship with nature. There is something to be said for the act of nurturing and caring for plants that has created a "plant therapy" renaissance as a way to practice self-care…

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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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