Jeriah, Thanks for the offer, but I have a place to stay. I'm staying with a friend outside Corvallis at a small homestead (I think near Philomath). I'm really excited about it. The growing season is really short here in MN, so I'm excited to grow some food year 'round.
If you and your partner would like to meet up that'd be great. I'll be settled in around mid-Nov.
If you have any job connections let me know. I'm looking for either part-time fancy barista work, in home elder care (I'm certified), or farming/gardening jobs. My plan for now is to grow a bunch of garden starts and sell at farmer's markets come April/May (or just sell on the road out of my truck, CL, etc.). But I could use some Winter work too, as farming/gardening stuff of course won't start until mid-Feb.
If you're into old-style hide tanning, or wanting to get into it, I'm very helpful with that and in person instruction works the best.
Ed, I love Central Oregon already. I know it pretty well. I have a bunch of friends in the NW and have mostly lived near the Puget Sound area of WA (which I strongly recommend visiting, especially the San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula).