Locally-owned, independent businesses have roots here in our community. They are our mom and pop shops, our artists, and artisans. They buy more products and use more local services, keeping our hard-earned dollars circulating here at home.
They realize that our individual success is directly tied to theirs. They are our family, friends, and neighbors. Shopping locally-owned and independent not only preserves our unique Oakland flavor, but it's better for the economy and environment.
With that in mind, we would like to present the Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt/Uptown Shopping Guide, your go-to guide for shopping in Downtown and Uptown Oakland.