oaktownman has been traversing The Town since he was deep in the womb. Born at Kaiser across from the old M/B Mall, he continues to gather inspiration from the biggety-O while constantly keeping it Real.
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At the periphery of the downtown/Old Oakland neighborhood, right at to the edge of the OPD headquarters and 880 freeway, sits a strange looking pink box of a building, that seems like an odd dimensional portal to another time and place, a time when the urban restaurant bar was one More >
oaktownman finally got around to strolling Piedmont Avenue during their new monthly Third Thursday Art Walk. Wow this was fun. Piedmont Ave is already one of the nicest shopping experiences in Oakland with endless unique boutiques and eateries to visit. Now a handful of businesses are staying open till 9pm More >
oaktownman was lucky enough to be present at the rare inauguration of a new airline to service Oakland. Spirit Airlines has been around for a while, but as of August 18th they are now flying Oakland with 3 flights a day to and from Las Vegas.
Originally established in Berkeley, Breads of India is unique in Indian cuisine in that their tasty menu changes daily to present a smattering of dishes that come as entire balanced plates of carefully prepared food. In addition, they offer a wide selection of Indian breads to add to your selected plate, More >
NATHAN&CO, this quaint boutique on Piedmont Avenue was recently celebrating their five year birthday party and, drawn by the red carpet, oaktownman stumbled in for some complimentary cupcakes and bubbly.
The shop is at once elegant, glamorous, creative, kitschy, crafty, and fun. There is something for every More >
Longtime Oaklanders will remember the old Hofbrau set firmly on the corner of Grand Avenue and Broadway for decades. Luka’s Taproom & Lounge strives to keep the spirit of that old establishment alive, with a young, fresh, and modern twist that appeals to the new breed of Oaklandites.
The restaurant is a More >
Encompassing 1,829 acres of the canyon carved by Redwood Creek and its surrounding ridges, Redwood Regional Park sits stately above the city of Oakland providing an instant oasis of natural beauty and recreation for residents of the East Bay. The expansive forests of coastal redwood trees for which the park was named More >
Lanesplitter Pizza has enjoyed mass popularity since their opening in Berkeley in 1998, due to their simple, affordable, tasty, and quality pizza and pub fare. In 2004 they opened this Oakland location in the Temescal district and also recently added a restaurand in Emeryville. They also have two “pit stops” in More >
Enter The Trappist. Easy to miss, this mysterious & dark establishment is a timeless oasis from the bustle and boom of Downtown Oakland. A credit to the Old Oakland area, the building is beautifully restored inside and out and has doubled in size since the impressive transformation to European looking More >
Lonely looming over the Grand Avenue side of Lake Merritt, the Bellevue-Staten Building is a gem of Oakland architecture. Yes, it’s THAT building. Built in 1929 by famed architect Herman Carl Baumann, it is a distinct and extra elegant example of the art deco style of the time, with More >
Situated on the “Oakland Riviera” between Coast Guard Island and Alameda’s Park Street Bridge, Union Point Park offers a relaxing waterfront oasis in a traditionally industrial zone of the city. Opened in 2005, the park in its early days was an easy place to score a BBQ pit on the weekend, More >