Now that Portland restaurants have reopened for outdoor dining, head to Gado Gados cozy patio space for an al fresco meal meal.
Now that Portland restaurants have reopened for outdoor dining, head to Gado Gado's cozy patio space for an al fresco meal meal. Gado Gado via Instagram

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Another freeze weekend has arrived, so we're back with some ideas for ways to fight your quarantine claustrophobia. See our picks below, from DIY wreath kits from the Portland Nursery to the Christmas Ships Parade, and from places to celebrate National Cookie Day (like the newly opened St. Beatrix) to the Audubon Society's guide to Portland metro-area birding. For even more options, read our guides to the best online events this week and the best movies to watch this week.

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HOLIDAYS
Make a DIY holiday wreath. For those of us whose living quarters can't easily accommodate a tree, wreaths are a festive, fragrant alternative that are fun to make while you take in your annual viewing of Love Actually. Rather than foraging for brush in the woods, opt for a DIY kit for curbside pickup from the Portland Nursery, which offers a YouTube tutorial on their website to follow along with.

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