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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.
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 >
Every March this enormous Jingletown warehouse becomes the site of the shopping frenzy known as the White Elephant Sale. Produced by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board since 1959, the proceeds of the sale completely benefits Oakland’s biggest art museum. oaktownman just attended for the first time, thanks to a suggestion by More >
Most of the month, the old runways of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda are a desolate stretch of bird sanctuary where the endangered California Lease Terns can thrive in their semi-traditional environment.
But every first Sunday, an amazing phenomenon takes place. From practically nothing, an outdoor marketplace is built housing More >
This past weekend, oaktownman heard from a little bird about the grand opening soiree for a new shop on Piedmont Avenue. A welcome addition, The Rare Bird exemplifies Oakland’s new craft movement, showcasing vintage, re-fashioned, and hand-fashioned art, jewelry, clothing, gift items and more.