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When you're looking for events, products, or services, we know you want to support Oakland. We're here to make that easy! Discover Oakland's businesses, events, creative workshops, lectures, activism, makers, and so much more. 

Moms, Grads + Dads Promotion! 

Need gift ideas that are truly unique and meaningful? Know what you want to give, but stumped where to find the gift item in Oakland?  Use Oakland Grown's free Concierge Service (below) to help you find one-of-a-kind items at a local, independent business. 

Selfie Contest!

While out shopping for Mom, a Grad or Dad, snap a photo at your favorite shop or restaurant and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #OAKMomsGradsDads.

All entries submitted before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize to fly Mom, Dad or other loved ones to Oakland. The package, assembled by our promotional partners Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oakland, includes two roundtrip tickets to Oakland on Southwest Airlines, a two-night stay at the Inn at Temescal, dinner for four at Clove & Hoof, brunch for four at Lakeshore Café, admission for four to the Oakland Zoo, four tickets for a Street Salad Temescal Postcard Tour and tastings for four at Dashe Cellars and Original Pattern Brewing. See the contest rules.

Oakland Grown Concierge Service

Need help finding something in Oakland? Let us bring our independent business community to you. Tell us what you're looking for and we'll help you find it from a local, independent business!


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Oakland Grown is a nonprofit organization that serves Oakland's independent businesses, artists, and makers. We offer resources to help them thrive. We promote buying, investing, and giving locally to help sustain a more just and vibrant Oakland economy. Here's our Top 10 Reasons why it matters. 

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