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As part of Visit Oakland’s “Spend. Stay. Love. Oakland.” campaign, they are also launching Oakland Restaurant Week: Late Summer Edition from Sept.1 to Sept.13 to help promote restaurants with outdoor dining, takeout and delivery. 

Different to January’s Restaurant Week, this September’s Restaurant Week does not require a Prix Fixe Menu from participating restaurants. Instead, we are encouraging restaurants to do some sort of value add to orders placed from Sept.1 to Sept.13. If a restaurant can’t do a value-add, we will still promote all local restaurants that have at least one of the following:

  • Outdoor dining
  • Takeout menu
  • Delivery

NEXT STEPS: Click here for the instructions for how restaurants can update their listings. The Visit Oakland Partnerships Team – Jean Paul Zapata and Angelica Perez – can help businesses with their listings. Please email

How “Spend. Stay. Love. Oakland.” Can Help Your Business

From August, Visit Oakland will be hosting a “Spend. Stay. Love. Oakland” digital marketing and social media campaign, encouraging locals to spend their time and money in The Town.

Visit Oakland is creating a new landing page that will link to all of our business directories – from restaurants and retail to outdoors and events – that are pivoting during COVID-19.

The campaign will also focus Social Media and Public Relations efforts in support of upcoming events like:

  • Black Restaurant Week – Aug.21-Aug.30
  • Oakland Cocktail Week – Sept.10-Oct.11
  • Oakland Pride-in-Place – Sept.6-Sept.13
  • Dia de los Muertos Festivities – end of October (in collaboration with The Unity Council and the Fruitvale BID)
  • and many more!

If you have an upcoming event or outdoor dining special that you would like promoted through the “Spend. Stay. Love. Oakland.” campaign, please log into the Visit Oakland Partner Portal to update your listing.

If you need further assistance, email and a Visit Oakland team member will be in touch.