Meet the OBID Cleaning Crew

Keeping Oakland a clean and attractive place to live, work and play!

Pictured above are our crew members left to right, Pictured left to right are OBID Cleaning Crew Members Robert Pijanowski, Romney Rush, Coyleen Steele, and Paul Morgan.  They recently spruced up their offices in Oakland and have been doing a great job keeping the district clean.  Thank you!

Oakland Forever Survey

We want to know what you think will  help to make the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Oakland a success!

Oakland Forever is a community project of the Oakland Task Force that creates opportunities for all who live, work, study and play in Oakland to participate and invest in the enhancement of the Oakland experience. 2014 marks the 175th anniversary of the year when our community was first identified uniquely as “Oakland”!

The overarching goal of the event is to enhance the Oakland experience so that we might build community pride and spirit, and attract future residents, businesses, and investments by showcasing its past, present and future. Oakland Forever 2014 is planned to be a two day celebration of Oakland, its residents and community members, and its amazing accomplishments over the past 175 years.

The event is scheduled for the evening of Friday October 10 and all day Saturday October 11, 2014, and will feature special activities centered around Schenley Plaza and local business districts featuring food, music, activities and access to cultural amenities. Planning is in full swing to identify the activities, and we need your input to help us make final choices.

The survey below is an opportunity to share your vision for Oakland Forever.  We want your input so that we can make this year’s Oakland Forever a terrific celebration of Pittsburgh’s most vibrant neighborhood!

Please click here for the survey!  It will take less than five minutes to complete.

SUNny Day Story Time at the University Store on Fifth

Hop aboard the SUNny Day ‘PIRATE’ Story Time  to welcome Caroline Carlson, author of ‘The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot’

Sunday, July 13, 2014
The University Store on Fifth
4000 Fifth Avenue
Free and Open to the Public

Caroline will read from ‘Magic Marks the Spot’,  teach you how to speak “pirate”  and sign her book.    Enjoy exciting crafts and delicious treats all at The University Store on Fifth. Join the fun!  To learn more, please click here.

Cafe Phipps Rated Among Best Museum Restaurants in US

Food and Wine Magazine calls Phipps “a local favorite”.

The Phipps Conservatory recently received great accolades for Cafe Phipps.  The small restaurant was included in Food & Wine Magazine’s list of the Best Museum Restaurants in the US.  Specifically, the magazine recognized Cafe Phipps for the healthy menu and sourcing of ingredients right from the Conservatory.  To read the full review and see what other museum restaurants made the list, please click here.

Pittsburgh Marathon Plans in Oakland

Welcome the runners to Oakland by participating in the neighborhood’s countless events scheduled for race weekend, May 2-4! 

Get in on the Marathon fun on Friday, May 2 at Peter’s Pub’s “Rock the Run” event presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! Live music starts at 9 p.m. and promises a fun night out for spectators, runners and all Oakland enthusiasts.

On Sunday, May 4, DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon runners will make their way into Oakland at mile 12 on their 26.2-mile journey. They will appreciate the neighborhood’s stunning architecture and university spirit as they enter the second half of the race.

Oakland’s Official Spectator Zone–complete with noisemakers, spirit towels, coffee, donuts and more–at 4800 Fifth Avenue will be hosted by WQED and the Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh. Four local bands will line Forbes Avenue to motivate the runners to reach the finish line with plenty of energetic tunes in the air. A variety of Cheerathon groups will showcase their expert cheering ability and boundless energy as they compete for grant money to support their group’s cause.

For more information about the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, visit We look forward to seeing you on race weekend!