I Heart Alameda/Oakland Estuary and You Can Too

Orion is located on the historic Oakland waterfront where work, play and the everyday are celebrated.  Here, you’ll find plenty of parks to stretch your legs – where natural beauty and unmatched sunsets never disappoint. When your front yard is the Oakland Estuary, you have a vested interest in keeping its natural beauty intact. Get…

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Up Your Shelfie Game

You read that right.  We are giving helpful hints to improve your shelfie game.   So what exactly is a shelfie? A shelfie is a picture of a shelf, especially a bookshelf that shows off your books, movies, art, collectibles and special belongings.  A shelfie can also be a proper selfie if you are in…

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SF Beer Week is Back

Toast to the return of SF Beer Week! SF Beer Week is a collection of curated events, spanning multiple days, celebrating craft beer, the craft community and the Bay Area's creative spirit. SF Beer Week activities and offerings are submitted and posted in advance by participating breweries, craft beer bars, restaurants, bottle shops, etc. making…

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Experience Chop Bar

We love where we live, with numerous dining options located nearby at Brooklyn Basin as well as Jack London Square.  Chop Bar is one of those dining venues serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Using the finest ingredients found in the Bay Area, they make affordable and nourishing food designed to be enjoyed by everyone. So…

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Love is in the Air along the Oakland Waterfront

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to plan your special day with the one you love.  From flowers to dinner, we have you covered for love along the Oakland waterfront. Plan a weekend shop at nearby Jack London Square Farmers’ Market and grab all that you need for your Valentine’s…

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Celebrate the Year of The Tiger

Grab your calendars as February 1 marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year! It is a time for celebration in Oakland which boasts a diverse population from across the globe.  So get ready to celebrate the Year of The Tiger. New to the concept of the Lunar New Year?  Each year is represented…

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Vibrant Start to 2022 – Pantone’s Very Peri

What’s new in 2022? Here is a way to start your new year with a pop of color.  Pantone recently announced the Color of the Year 2022 as PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a vibrant periwinkle blue with violet red undertones. The new color for 2022 injects a sense of playful freshness into home interiors, enlivening…

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Explore the Oakland Ale Trail

Oakland has an amazing beer and ale scene; it’s one of the best in the region. Rooted in the spirit of the city’s earliest manufacturers and can-do culture, Oakland’s brewers are developing flavor and style combinations making themselves unique in the increasingly crowded American craft beer scene.  Developed by Visit Oakland in collaboration with a…

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New Year Resolutions for 2022

As 2021 winds down, it’s time to think about the coming New Year.  Get the most out of your Oakland waterfront experience with these helpful resolutions to incorporate into your life.   Here are a few resolutions, close to home at Orion, to get on your 2022 New Year’s list:  Skate into 2022. Grab your…

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