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All About Mom in The Town

Mother's Day in The Town Yes, we're still practicing social distancing in May, but that doesn't mean the strong women in your life can't feel special on Mother's Day! Here's a special update on how to show mom she's special the Town way. Take Mom out on a Girls Trip The Claremont Hotel & Spa is has a mid-week getaway special until the end of June! The package includes: Overnight accommodations plus resort fee A welcome bottle of sparkling wine Breakfast at East Bay Provisions Dinner at Limewood Bar & Restaurant Private group yoga or fitness experience Exclusive Spa Boutique shopping experience with 10% off all purchases PC: Claremont Club & Spa   Shop Local Oakland Supply Co Give the gift of Oakland-made goods by shopping at Oakland Supply Co. From jewelry, candles, cards, soaps, and other well-crafted pieces, Mom will definitely feel special.  Shops on Lakeshore Check out the following shops on Lakeshore Avenue that are offering goods and gift cards online, curbside pickup, and delivery: Urban Indigo, Bay-Made, Maribel, and Lakeshore Beauty! Of course, treating her to yummy food, drinks, and sweets is not a bad idea either: Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, Shakewell, Proposition Chicken, Rico Rico Taco, Holy Land, Arizmendi, and Colonial Donuts!  PC: Oakland Supply Co.  Want more gift ideas, shop these other local Oakland small businesses!   Brunch Time If mom is in the brunching mood, there are plenty of tasty options to choose from. Honor the tradition of spoiling Mom with brunch! A few restaurants offering amazing brunches include Daughter's Diner, Grand Lake Kitchen, and Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill that are sure to delight your taste buds. Looking for other food options? Check out these open restaurants. …

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Find Peace of Mind Staying in Oakland

Comfort and reassurance is the name of the game for Oakland's hotels, restaurants, and more local businesses. Things have been a little different recently. For a lot of us, we’ve been at home more, more careful about who we are seeing and where we are going, and more intentional about supporting…

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Best Burritos in Oakland, California

We take our jobs as the experts on all things Oakland seriously. So much so that we've handed our team their toughest assignment yet find the best burritos in Oakland. Sure, it's a tough job, but we are up to the challenge. We've scoured the town, hitting up food trucks, taquerias, and restaurants. . Hungry yet? Vamos a comer (translation: let's eat!)…

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Where to Meet Safely in Oakland

Oakland’s Mediterranean climate and an average of 285 days of sunshine per year make it an ideal place for meeting outdoors, which may be the way of the future for many of the city’s venues, including alternative meeting spaces and neighborhoods. Here are a few creative ways to gather when visiting…

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Women Owned Businesses in Oakland

Women in Oakland are making moves!Women's (or womxn, as you prefer) HERstory Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs have created businesses that have inspired women from Oakland and beyond. …

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Women-Owned Restaurants in Oakland

In Oakland, women take lead in owning and operating restaurants that honor traditional family recipes and showcase new, innovative flavors. We're highlighting the owners and chefs behind these amazing women-owned restaurants…

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Top Reasons to Bring the Whole Family to Oakland

For both the kids, and for the kids at heart, The Town is filled with things to do, places to see, and bites big and small to enjoy. Oakland may be a playground for adults, but there is plenty of ground to cover for the kiddos too! Here are the top reasons to bring the whole family to Oakland. 1…

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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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