Every day at 6 pm for Pokémon Govember, Portland artist Mike Bennet drops clues to help you find original Pokémon cutouts in secret locations around town. Just look how cute Caterpie looks chilling on the steps outside a ceramics studio.
Every day at 6 pm for Pokémon Govember, Portland artist Mike Bennett drops clues to help you find original Pokémon cutouts in secret locations around town. Just look how cute Caterpie looks chilling on the steps outside a ceramics studio. Mike Bennett via Instagram

You can still try new things this weekend even while you avoid COVID-spreading situations like they're the plague, which they literally are. We've rounded up our picks for fun activities to partake in from home, plus a few super socially distanced events that abide by Governor Kate Brown's new social distancing restrictions (which will put a hold on in-person dining and certain other gatherings for at least a month in Multnomah County, starting Wednesday). Read on for details on places to get craft kits (like Crafty Wonderland) to Portland-based podcasts to check out (like Broccoli Talk), and from One Book, One Beaverton to places to eat smash burgers (like Burger Stevens). For even more options, check out our guides to the best online events this week and the best movies to stream

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Make crafts with locally sourced kits. If the only thing stopping you from hopping on the late quar-craft train is tracking down supplies, turn to pre-assembled kits to keep you occupied (and to give you a head start on holiday gifts) while you're camped out at home this weekend. Assembly PDX offers materials for fiber arts, paint, print, and design, and other DIY projects (like metal stamping or this plush hedgehog) for delivery. Another option is Crafty Wonderland (look out for their virtual markets on November 28 and December 12), which offers a plethora of embroidery kits in the likeness of Mt. Hood, Sasquatch, and other Northwest scenes. 


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