In Town? Head Uptown!
Welcome to Oakland! We’re partners, cheerleaders and supporters of Oakland businesses and its residents and we love to welcome conventioneers and tourists so we can share our enthusiasm for this diverse, eclectic City and spread the word ⎯ Oakland is truly an international “it” destination! We’re located on Broadway at Grand Avenue, a few short blocks and about a 6-minute cab or Uber ride from City Center, Oakland Convention Center and Marriott Hotel. There is a local free shuttle that travels up and down Broadway 7am-7pm with extended hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; catch the shuttle after meetings and you’re at our doorstep in 10 minutes!
We share a little love with our out of town guests; check with your convention planner or hotel concierge and ask for a Picán “Southern Welcome” card ⎯ an epicurean “hug” from us! This special visitor card is good for $15 off your minimum check of $50 or more (excludes tax and gratuity). We’d love to welcome you!
Picán opened its doors in Oakland’s “Uptown District” in 2009, becoming a leading player in what has been a renaissance for this entertainment mecca in the City and establishing Oakland’s new reputation as a hot restaurant market. Anchored by the Fox Oakland Theatre and Paramount Theater, the neighborhood has undergone a redevelopment renaissance with dozens of new construction and historic renovations taking shape as urban loft, condo and city apartments. Growth continues to be fueled by the insatiable appetite for tech space, impacting multiple Oakland neighborhoods and transforming how residents and visitors work, live and play! Oakland’s renowned “First Friday” and “Art Murmur” (held the first Friday of each month, afternoon through late evening) brings several hundred to thousands of people to the area’s restaurants, bars, and galleries to enjoy art, music and great food and drink.