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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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Gift Yourself an Epic Oakland View

ShopThe Town's Local Hot Spots and See Oakland from Above: From Hotel Rooms with a View  The end of 2020 was different than we all anticipated. You probably didn't get to do everything you would have during a typical holiday season. So, now more than ever before, it's time to treat yourself to a night or two out of the house. And you don’t need to be an out-of-towner to enjoy a stay at an Oakland hotel. Did we mention the views? Waterfront? Check. City skyline? Yep. Sweeping bay views? Easy. We've got it all.  And you can continue to shop at local businesses, try dining outside at new restaurant or grab takeout from an old favorite, and explore the great outdoors. It's time to safely get out of the house and enjoy  A New View . You deserve it. …

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Kamala Harris’ Journey from Oakland to The White House

Oakland’s influence on the world – from pop culture to social movements - is undeniable. With Kamala Harris taking her place as the first female Vice President of color in the United States’ history, let’s take a look at the beauty and history of Oakland that left a mark on the VP, and is sure to…

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13 Movies You Didn't Know Were Filmed Oakland, CA

Whether you live and breathe Oakland, are a newbie to our Town scene, or just a movie fanatic, learning that some of your favorite movies were filmed close by is always fun. Here are a few of our favorites, feel free to add these places to your where to take a selfie list…

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From Pop-Ups to Delivering Groceries, Oakland Caterers Got You Covered

For Oakland Restaurant (and More) Week,we look at all the businesses that make up Oakland’s culinary fabric.   Caterers can not only make an occasion extra special by offering services for a privately catered function, but have also stepped in during COVID-19 to support local bars with meals to sell, feed the local community through charity initiatives and enrich our daily routines with online culinary classes.   Montperi Catering, for example, is doing a number of holiday specials as well as fun online courses.  “Oakland is such an amazingly strong food community,” said Amanda Pinkham, owner of Montperi Catering. “We are so blessed to be working with organizations to help feed the people in our city, and to have the support of the residents who continue to order and host small events!”  Looking ahead in 2021 to when Shelter-in-Place orders will be lifted, here are some reasons why Oaklanders should consider caterers:  Purchasing direct helps support local businesses instead of what can be expensive online delivery apps.    Some caterers offer daily meal plans so you don’t have to worry about going to the grocery store.   Caterers can bring food to your favorite venue or to your house for a special event (like a birthday).     Whether you enjoy their food via a virtual class or in person, here’s some caterers to support in 2021: …

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