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Address: 8th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

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Friday Market

Came here mainly to visit the Farmers' Market which turned out to be good. Not too many stalls but they were enough. There were also a couple of tables and chairs at the center to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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313 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Came here mainly to visit the Farmers' Market which turned out to be good. Not too many stalls but they were enough. There were also a couple of tables and chairs at the center to eat or just to sit. There were various food tents from Indian to Vietnamese. We tried the latter but unfortunately didn't enjoy it very much,... More 

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Camarillo, California
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Great bars, cool stores, and hip restaurants. I was very happy to be staying near this area during a conference. The Italian restaurant, Desco, was probable my favorite!

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Claremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Went to visit my daughter and we drove all around Oakland. It's a beautiful City . The buildings are awesome, the mixture of old and new buildings really works . You'll never have a problem finding a restaurant or coffee shop, they are everywhere . Also the neatest shops . Yet it's very quint .. You really don't see your... More 

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We took a short walk around the neighborhood after going to the Jazz performance at Ratto's. Great old buildings. It was only 3pm & just about everything was closing up. This area is probably more active during weekdays.

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1 Thank marciapolo
Oakland, California
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

great place to eat and get a feel for Oakland - rustic not fancy - yet nice places to shop and look see. Not late night since not a lot of foot traffic.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Old Oakland is a blend of old and new. It has the historic feel of an old downtown with the buildings. The Swan Building with multiple restaurants as well as Taylor's Meats for pork products is a great place to check out. There are new stores being added to the area every day. It's vibrant, walkable and adjacent to Chinatown.... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The architecture in Old Oakland is beautiful. My son, who is a mason, would love to just walk around, or look out the highest window, at the beauty of these buildings. The shops are fun to go through and well as tons of places to eat. Give yourself a little time to enjoy.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We love Old Oakland and love the Pacific Brewery in particular.The Friday street market is outstanding with local produce and colourful characters.During the week always lots of parking but Friday the market takes up a lot of room.There are many interesting stores and eating places and the buildings are beautiful.Lots of interesting characters about and it is near the Oakland... More 

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1 Thank Natalie C
Los Angeles, California
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385 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Old Oakland is doing its best to be one of those cities that nearly fell into ghetto'd ruins but saves itself by being hipster. It's almost there. One fraction of it is seeing bodega's, starbucks and gastropubs pop up while the other is still a dirty, don't walk after dark, scary inner city. Give it a few years it will... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a reburbished area of downtown Oakland. During the week there is activity there with offices and people around. On weekends there is little happening there, although there is a bit of activity around the couple of restaurants....its popular the the people in the court for lunches at the deli and other restaurants.

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