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Love Our Lake Everyday

Love Our Lake Everyday

This past Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a piece on the Oakland Police Department’s crackdown of barbecuing, playing loud music, and littering by people hanging out on the shores of Lake Merritt. “Oakland needs to celebrate the growing number of people frequenting Lake Merritt instead of seeking to discourage or even punish them with […]

Nominate a 2015 Oaklandish Innovator

Nominate a 2015 Oaklandish Innovator

Oakland is known for its long history of Innovators– those who flip the establishment on its head, and reinvent the way their field is run for future generations. Oaklandish also has a rich history of supporting our local Innovators. A portion of proceeds from Oaklandish gear goes to support local organizations working to strengthen your […]

Hats Off to America’s Favorite Pastime

Hats Off to America’s Favorite Pastime

As the result of a collaboration with our sister company therethere, we’re really excited to present to you our new Oakland Baseball Series. In addition to bringing you new designs, we’re stoked to give you some fresh ways to show your Oakland pride. The first baseball jersey appeared in 1849 and was sported by the New […]

Food Shift: Reducing Waste, Strengthening Oakland

Food Shift: Reducing Waste, Strengthening Oakland

Oakland is a hot spot for inspiring food entrepreneurs and rad food justice organizations — in 2012 Food Shift joined the ranks with a focus on reducing food waste, feeding the hungry and creating jobs in the process. 40% of food produced in the US is wasted while 50 million Americans struggle to get enough […]

First Friday Violence: A Symptom of The City’s Disease

First Friday Violence: A Symptom of The City’s Disease

She said the First Friday shootings were like AIDS spreading from Africa to Europe. She moved to America eight years ago from Europe. She is of mixed ethnicity. She’s a journalist. She doesn’t want to be identified. We met early Saturday February 2nd. Twelve hours after three shootings left a reported four people injured, and […]

Oakland, what are you waiting for?

Oakland, what are you waiting for?

The Waiting Room is a documentary that follows the life and times of patients and caregivers at Oakland’s Highland Hospital. The entire movie was filmed over a 24-hour period in an emergency room that also acts as a safety net for the city’s uninsured (you can view the trailer here). ER dramas get a lot […]

For A’s fans, it’s payback time

For A’s fans, it’s payback time

It has been six years since the A’s have last been to the playoffs, and on Monday night they did the unexpected and clinched their sixteenth playoff berth in Oakland. The celebration didn’t end there for the team. On Tuesday night they tied the Texas Rangers for first place of the AL West and then […]

Prizes for giving back

Prizes for giving back

Some of our friends from around the Town are helping us give back to three outstanding local charities on Wednesday night. In addition to proceeds from ticket sales, the Oaklandish Give Back Benefit Show will also hold a raffle between each musical performance with prizes from a plethora of local and independent businesses. Raffle tickets […]

Plaid Friday at Oaklandish!

Plaid Friday at Oaklandish!

Wake up the day after Thanksgiving and join us downtown for Plaid Friday! We’re extending our store hours on Friday, November 25th from 10am to 8pm in order to celebrate local indie merchants. All day long, we’ll bring you gifts, treats, and the best in Oakland-made goods! Inspired by the day, we have created a […]

Get Down, Give Back!

Get Down, Give Back!

Get down at The New Parish on December 7th, and make the holidays a little brighter for your neighbors in need. Your ticket will help buy your fellow Oaklanders a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, and an extra present under the tree. The Town’s best talent is coming together to give back to […]

First Friday Sept. 2nd!

First Friday Sept. 2nd!

Any East Bay native knows that September is when summer really starts in this town. Besides, the holiday weekend means one more day to recover from the First Friday celebrations! As always, Oaklandish HQ will be hopping on Sept. 2nd, from 7 till 11. There will be drinks, eats, and beats for all — plus […]

From this store party forth

From this store party forth

Every day for the last week, people had been peeking through the windows, watching the new store rise from a pile of dust, scraps and boxes. Many of them were shocked that we were really opening on Friday, which is understandable since the bamboo floors were only installed on Friday morning. By late afternoon, the […]

Oaklandish opening celebration!

Oaklandish opening celebration!

This Friday night, the Oaklandish store opens its doors for the very first time, and all Oaklanders are invited to celebrate. This private party will be at 1444 Broadway, July 1, from 7 – 10 pm. The event is made possible thanks to over 11 years of local love from the people of Oakland. No […]

Art Murmur beats louder

Art Murmur beats louder

At 5 years old, Oakland Art Murmur beats louder than ever. On July 1, the Oaklandish store opening will be just one event in another dazzling First Friday lineup. The usual roster of galleries and vendors will be open for business and merriment — but this is an especially good month for original Oakland style. […]

An Oaklandish special announcement!

An Oaklandish special announcement!

Temescal Street Fair

Temescal Street Fair

UPDATE: Looks like we’re in for a stormy weekend, so the fair is now postponed until July 10th. Check back soon for a list of attractions for the new date. The Rig will be rolling up Telegraph Ave on Sun, June 5th for the Temescal Street Fair. We’ll have fresh gear for sale at the […]
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