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Attractions of the Oakland Area

The natural beauty of the Oakland area draws lovers of nature and outdoor recreationalists to the lush Umpqua National Forest with camping, waterfalls, excellent fishing, hiking, and pristine lakes. Located in Douglas County, known as the " Land of the Umpqua"  with the Umpqua River with its many valleys. A great place for fishing, hiking, biking, & camping year round.

And for those who want to see an Oregon town as it was a hundred or so years, Oakland is one of the best preserved collections of classic 19th Century brick buildings in the state of Oregon, and well deserves its status on the National & State Registers of Historical Places.

Every day is a good day to visit Oakland, but be sure to check out our Events Calendar below for special events / happenings in Oakland. Our Oakland Area page will give you some history of the area and more landmarks of interest, including our Tour of Homes which is a walking tour map of fine homes of antiquity. Be sure to visit our Business Directory for businesses, lodging, parks, and various points of interest in our area. Also visit the Douglas County Historical Museum page for history & information for all of Douglas County.

Oakland Oregon Winery

Umpqua Valley Wineries

The Umpqua Valley is becoming well-known for its fine wines. A tour of the Umpqua Valley Wineries takes you through some of the prettiest countryside - river and forests interspersed with meadows of horses and cows, & sheep leading you to the various vineyards and their tasting rooms.

Oakland is proud to be home to several wineries that are part of the Umpqua Valley Winery Association. Enjoy a friendly and relaxed day to taste the various vintages and take tours or stop by the Sutherlin Area Information Center

See for yourself why our area is enjoying a growing following of wine connoisseurs. Check out Vineyards and Wineries in our Business Directory!  

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Oakland Dining / Restaurants

Oakland offers several eateries / restaurants for our populace and guests.

The famous Historic Oakland Tavern offers great sandwiches, beer, wine, spirits, pool, State Lotto and the place to experience the true ambience of Historic Oakland, Oregon.

The Lamplighter Inn & Restaurant offers a variety of great food along with liquor, beer, wine & State Lotto machines.

The Hollow Coffeehouse offers a charming atmosphere to enjoy coffee, tea, smoothies, or fresh-baked pastries.  Free WiFi is available or enjoy an espresso with friends.   

Tolly's has an original old-fashioned marble-topped counter and soda fountain and ice cream parlor - the good old days relived faithfully within its antique filled walls. It has a gift shop, candy counter, full service bar and an elegant restaurant.

Or enjoy a picnic in one of Oakland's parks where you will find picnic facilities for an afternoon or evening.

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Oakland Museum

After being amazed at the 1890's buildings in Oakland's downtown district, visit the Oakland Museum for more surprises about the unique little town and its history. Rooms full of furniture typcal of many early Oakland homes, a bank exhibit, post office, general store and more. There is a clothing display, toys, photographs, tools and stories of Oakland's history. This was established in 1969.
Open 7 days a week 12:30-3:30 (closed holidays)
The Oakland Museum is operated by volunteers and publicly supported with donations.
There is no admission charge.
Don't miss this delightful step back in time.

Fishing near Oakland Oregon

Oakland Area Outdoor Recreation

The North Fork of the Umpqua River is a popular hiking area with one of Oregon's most dense concentration of waterfalls. Tokatee Falls is one of them, with a 120 ft drop - well worth the stop. There are hotsprings nearby which requires a semi-rugged hike overlooking the river.

Known as one of Oregon's premier fly fishing streams, the North Fork of the Umpqua provides a scenic and rewarding experience for fishermen, with its unique summer run of native steelhead.

Stop by Stearns Hardware to obtain a hunting or fishing license on your way.

Oakland sits west of both the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests and many come to the area to enjoy water sports at Diamond Lake and marvel at the spectacular deep-blue waters of Crater Lake. There are numerous streams and lakes in the area and camping available throughout our majestic forests.

Bicyclists will enjoy the scenic touring along our quiet roads, winding through green meadows with cows, horses and sheep  munching lazily, over covered bridges and gurgling streams, and gentle, shaded countryside. You will even see an occasional wild turkey.

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Antiques in Oakland Oregon

There are antiques surrounding you at every step through our quaint downtown area, immersing you in the old-time boom days of yesteryear. Some shops have been in continuous operation since the late 1800s, and our variety of antique stores give you the opportunity to take some wonderful treasures home with you.

The best place to see a high concentration of nostalgia and life in the good old days, is the Oakland Museum, where you can ponder and enjoy various exhibits that capture the every day Oakland of the 1800s.

Or take the walking Tour of Homes for a pleasant afternoon stroll, enjoying the workmanship of well-kept antiquity amidst landscaped yards. Stop by the Oakland Museum and pick up the free walking tour map.

Oakland Area Events

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January

February

March

March 17, 2015

ST Patricks Day POTATO BINGO

Washington School Community Center .. ada accessable

 637 Locust St, Oakland 

Come enjoy a large baked potato with all the toppings

Oakland Singers perform FUN IRISH Sing A Long

GREAT PRIZES! LOTS OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

sponsored by OCRT (Oakland Community Resource Team volunteers)

for more info call 541-459-4531

April

  

May

2nd Saturday each year - May 10, 2014 

Annual Oakland Car Show & Shine Downtown

View vintage cars at their very best. If you are a car enthusiast and would like to take part, contact us.

Sponsored by the Oakland Community Theatre Group, a non-profit organization.

For more information

3rd Saturday - May 17, 2014

Annual Oakland City Wide Garage Sale

9am until sold out or dusk

sponsored by Oakland Historic Preservation Commission

Call 541-459-4531

June

Annually, last 2 weekends of June (Friday Saturday and Sunday matinees)

June 20, 21 & 22 / 27, 28 & 29, 2014

Annual Oakland Community Theater Melodrama

presents "McGuffie's Deception" written by Dana Basque

 click here for more info

@ Washington School Gym (behind Historic Washington School / City Hall)

Call 541-459-9504 or 541-459-4228

July

July 4th, 2014

Annual Community Parade & Picnic Barbecue @ City Park

Parade begins at 11:00 am @ Washington School .. everyone is welcome to participate

for more information, contact 541-459-4531

Sponsored by the City of Oakland and Oakland Community Response Team, a non profit organization & many wonderful volunteers


August

1st Sunday of August .. every year

Annual Oakland School Alumni Reunion ALL YEARS

Every year on the first Sunday in August all-years school reunion and potluck held at Oakland elementary school multi purpose room. Anyone may attend.
MORE information, contact:  Barbara Early Johnson, 541-459-4609 or Kay Tegan Paxton, 541-459-2506

August 16, 2014

Antique & Quilt Show in Historic Oakland (VENDORS wanted)
Quilts will be on display and for sale throughout town
Antique & Quilt vendors will be set up at City Park & other designated open areas
To Reserve / Rent a Vendor booth 
Sign up here to be Antique and / or Quilt vendor (just click print complete & mail attached registration form)
For sponsor / donations / You will be included on T-Shirts / and advertising products
Click here for sponsor form
mail to P O Box 236, Oakland 97462
or more info, please call 541-315-0975
email: qnasquad@gmail.com
Register your quilts for display / win a 221 Singer Sewing machine and more (click / read / print / complete forms linked below)
QUILT DROP OFF for display on Saturday August 9th @ 637 Locust st
Historic Washington School / City Hall  11am-6pm
PIck up @ City Park 8-16  4-5pm
Rules for quilt display / entries   &   Quilt Entry Registration  (you will need 2 copies)
How to attach a quilt hanging sleeve / instructions
Doris Koozer will the featured quilter on display at City Park Pavilion

September

October

October 4, 2014 (annually 1st Saturday)

Annual Oakland Museum Historical Society .. Flea Market  

Multi purpose room of the Oakland Elementary School behind the Oakland High School at the north end of Fifth Street.

Sponsored by the Oakland Museum Historical Society, a non profit organization.

Call 541-459-3087 if you would like to rent a booth and more info

October 31st, 2014

Haunted City Hall and Trick or Treat downtown

Trick or Treat in historic downtown Oakland shops
and visit Haunted City Hall @ Washington School (come visit the friendly ghosts)
Sponsored by City of Oakland, OCRT (Oakland Community Resource Team) & volunteers
For more info call 541-459-4531 or 541-459-9504

November

November 23, 2014  12-3pm

Celebrate the Season / Annual Wine & Antique Walk
Shop Antiques & Wine at the same time. Participating Local wineries will offer wine tasting & wines for sale at individual businesses. Come support your local businesses. Purchase & complete a passport and win great prizes .. " Think Local "

Sponsored by Oakland Economic Development (OED), a non profit organization

for more information or email Oaklandecondev@gmail.com

December

December 6, 2014 @ 6pm

Annual lighting of the Christmas Tree / Christmas party following at Washington School Community Center

Chrismas Holidays ALL December

SHOP & DINE

Old Fashioned Christmas Holidays in Historic Downtown Oakland

Enjoy the festive lights and decorations thoughout Historic Oakland .. drive or walk, shop & eat

Free Walking / Driving tour maps available at City Hall and Oakland Museum 

sponsored by Oakland Economic Development, a non-profit organization

 

view Christmas slide show here

PLUS for more photos compliments of citizen Wayne Estes

Featured Business

Brown Insurance

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Old Town Gardens Marketplace

Oakland Vet Hospital

David Edwards Land Surveying

Don Cook Express

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Tolly's Restaurant / Soda Fountain

Busy Bee Mini Storage


 

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