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How To Support Oakland’s Black Community

To support our Black community, we have to educate ourselves, listen, and teach each other . In Oakland, we always believe this begins with listening to Black folx and engaging in what is shared. Below is a collated list of our existing resources as well as resources from community members for us to…

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Ways to Support Chinatown Local Businesses

Good Good Eatz and the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce joined to create a list of open Oakland Chinatown restaurants to support by ordering takeout/delivery. “Good Good” is the English translation of “Hao Hao/Hou Hou/好好,” representing a spirit of community, and nowhere is that sentiment better…

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Ways to Support Fruitvale Local Businesses

Get a taste of Fruitvale and support the small businesses that keep this neighborhood authentically Oakland. The Fruitvale Business Improvement District and The Unity Council joined to compile a detailed list and map of the neighborhood’s mom-and-pop shops and restaurants open for business. PC:…

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Ways to Support Jack London Businesses

The Jack London Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of their open businesses as a resource for the Jack London community to find food and drinks, as well as goods and services nearby. Here are some ways to support these local businesses! Arts PC: Wine & Design Wine & Design…

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Ways to Support Laurel Businesses

The Laurel Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to continue patronizing during shelter-in-place and social distancing. In addition to supermarkets, grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, local businesses are serving the public through…

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Ways to Support Temescal Businesses

The Temescal Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to continue patronizing during shelter-in-place and social distancing. Here are some ways to support these businesses so they can continue to offer thoughtfully curated and unique goods…

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Oakland Shops to Fulfill Your Year-round Gift Buying Needs

When it comes to finding unique gifts for all tastes and occasions, The Town is the place to look. We may not have your typical commercial malls, but to us, it is the surplus of mom-and-pop shops and POC-owned brick and mortars that spark all the joy and carry the best gems. Whether you are in search of a niche boutique selling gorgeous handcrafted jewelry, or an eclectic gift shop that’s candle, tech accessory and home decor galore, there is a perfect place for you. Here are eight unique gift shops all across The Town that can help you take the stress out of shopping for people. This blog post may not include every gift shop in Oakland. We welcome you to share your favorites in the comments down below…

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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 vinyl records…

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