Author Archives: Orion

Oaktoberfest Returns for Some Autumn Fun

Fall is in the air and nothing starts off the autumn season like Oktoberfest.  True to our city's culture, creativity and diversity, Oakland has its own version of the popular celebration.  Embrace your inner Bavarian as Oaktoberfest returns with outdoor dining, drinking, and entertainment with free entry for the whole family. Don’t miss the live…

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The Orion Oakland Agenda

Orion is perfectly located to enjoy all the East Bay fun. We’ve rounded up some local activities that we’re looking forward to in October. Explore the list and map out your month: October 1, The Midnight at Fox Oakland. The Midnight, the duo of producer Tim Daniel McEwan and singer-songwriter Tyler Lyle, are masters of…

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Celebrate Oktoberfest Along the Oakland Waterfront

September 17th kicks off Oktoberfest running through October and our neighbor, Brotzeit Lokal, is the best place for house-made sausage, German beer + celebrations, brunch on the weekends and waterfront views.   Brotzeit Lokal is a Bavarian-inspired restaurant and biergarten with a distinctively Oakland flare, featuring locally-sourced, house-made menu items alongside a unique German craft…

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Fall Farm Fresh at Jack London Square Farmers’ Market

Founded in 1989, our favorite local farmers market – the Jack London Square Farmers Market has deep roots in Oakland, providing a vibrant waterfront marketplace for Bay Area families. It takes place in Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays (9 am to 2 pm), year-round, rain or shine, making it easy to grab your goods,…

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Brooklyn Basin Website Gets a New Look

We love being a part of Brooklyn Basin, where residents wake up every morning to amazing water views and beautiful green spaces mere steps away. This setting is unique as Brooklyn Basin offers all the conveniences of contemporary urban living at the heart of a growing, walkable and livable waterfront neighborhood. The new Brooklyn Basin…

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Oakland Pride Returns for 2022

Mark your calendars for September 4 as Oakland Pride returns to the East Bay.   Oakland Pride is one of the most diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) celebrations in the country and the largest Pride event in the East Bay! Celebrating and highlighting the wide range of our communities in a weekend…

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The Orion Oakland Agenda

Orion is perfectly located to enjoy all of the East Bay fun. We’ve rounded up some local activities that we’re looking forward to this month. Explore the list and map out your month: September 1-5, Ukraine Relief Fundraiser. Our neighbor, California Canoe & Kayak. is raffling off a custom Ukrainian-themed Hobie Mirage Compass kayak. From…

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Oakland Patios Perfect for Dining and Drinking

Oakland is known for its great weather and is all but immune to Karl the Fog, creating the perfect setting to soak up the sun while enjoying a refreshing beverage and tasty meal. It's a great time of year to head to one of these beer gardens, restaurants, and bars for a day or night…

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Odin Comes to Oakland

We love all the dining and drinking options within easy reach of Orion.  It seems as if there are new venues popping up all the time but this particular establishment definitely caught our eye due to its location, unique concept and the fact that it is the brainchild of our friend’s at NIDO’s BackYard.  Odin…

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Brooklyn Basin in the News

A view of the Township Commons Park as seen from the renovated 9th Avenue shipping terminal.  MediaNews Group/East Bay Times v/MediaNews Group via Getty Images The SFGATE recently covered how Orion’s neighborhood of Brooklyn Basin is reconnecting Oakland to its shoreline! Read about the historical influence in the design of Township Commons Park and get…

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