• SHOP SMALL SHOP OAKLAND

    Make the Central Oakland business district your #1 destination for holiday shopping. Click to see FREE parking options provided by Pittsburgh Parking Authority, as well as a list of all of Oakland's retail locations!

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  • ON VIEW at the Forbes Digital Plaza

    A charming display for the holiday season that will put you in a digital winter wonderland with its gently falling snow & mesmerizing snowflake graphics. Sam is a University of Pittsburgh student pursuing a degree in computer engineering who creates generative and interactive art, apps & more!

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  • Forbes Digital Plaza

    Stay up-to-date on current digital artists & events taking place

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  • OBID 2016 Annual Report

    Central Oakland's business district is ever-changing, and we're glad to be a part of its growth!

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Only in Oakland

Oakland is Pittsburgh’s most ethnically diverse and lively neighborhood. As home to prestigious universities and museums, world-class hospitals, grand architecture, and a plethora of eateries and specialty shops, Oakland has earned its reputation as ‘Pittsburgh’s Second Downtown’. As an anchor district fueled by the Eds & Meds, Oakland is quickly growing and being recognized as the hub of healthcare, innovation and the startup culture. Oakland is not all higher education and healthcare though… its arts and cultural establishments, parks and recreation and historic districts also play a factor in Oakland’s popularity.

Peruse the shops, grab a bite to eat or go on an adventure. We hope you explore everything Oakland has to offer!

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Serving the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the Oakland Business Improvement District represents local businesses, commercial property owners, universities, hospitals, non-profit organizations and government agencies focused on keeping Oakland a clean, attractive and vibrant commercial district. The organization also takes the lead on Innovation Oakland, where art and technology provide for new century approaches to community place making and Oakland for All: Beyond Accessible, advocating for the creation of barrier free accessible communities. The OBID is supported, in part, by over 250 business and property owners including Carlow University, UPMC, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh.