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With so much to see in just one district, navigate your way through the buzzing streets with our guide to Uptown Oakland.Uptown Oakland has not only become the most buzzed about neighbourhood in the city of Oakland, it’s arguably the hottest neighbourhood in the entire Bay Area. With so much to see in just one district, navigate your way through the buzzing streets with our guide to Uptown Oakland.

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Making a Scene: Industrial Oakland Art

by Lindsay November - last edited November

Oakland Art and The Industrial Corridor

When the Burning Man “burners” return home, Oakland is where you’ll find industrial artists at work (and play). The range of artists here is as diverse as the city itself: welders, sculptors, glass blowers, and even fire artists inhabit West Oakland’s warehouses, just across the Bay from San Francisco. Here, we take a look at the changing face of Oakland art.

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Ten of the Best US Gay Pride FestivalsHeld in cities all over the world, Pride is a rich and important celebration of LGBT communities, a festive and politically charged occasion that’s as colourful as it is inclusive. This past weekend saw a number of Gay Pride festivals light up across the US. But while June may be a high point for Pride, the party isn’t over yet.

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Oakland's Chez Panisse Spin-Offs | Where to Eat in OaklandWe’re not saying that you should forego Chez Panisse, the Berkeley, California restaurant that the venerable Alice Waters opened in 1971. It’s just that … you have options. Many former employees have splintered off from the House of Waters to open their own kitchens—an inordinate number of them in Oakland.

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Popuphood: The Hottest New Stores in Oakland

by ChristineC January 2014 - last edited October

Popuphood | The Hottest new Stores in Oakland First came the “pop-up” concept – stores and restaurants in a temporary spot. Then the more ambitious Popuphood launched in Oakland, California in December 2011, redesigning a city block to become a permanent shopping destination.

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Hiking in Oakland: Four of the Best Local Trails

by ChristineC January 2014 - last edited October

Hiking in Oakland | Oregon's Best TrailsOakland’s appeal extends beyond the creative start-up environment and hotter-than-San-Francisco food scene to the actual land itself – the hills, the grass, the trees. Within 15 minutes of Oakland’s downtown area you can find yourself exploring an extinct volcano, hiking in the Redwoods, or soaking up the scenery on the shore of the marshlands. Here are a few of Oakland’s best trails...

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