question about laying sod

question about laying sod

hello to all! i have just moved and i have an itty bitty strip of a backyard which is woefully undeveloped. it is approximately a 10 x 12 strip of... dirt. i have an idea that i could roll out a couple of strips of sod and get some grass growing underway, but i don't know if that's too simplistic a view. is there a better way to get some grass back there? i would like grass sooner than later. also, any general info about sod is welcome. how wide are the strips, usually? what kind of grass should i get? i'm in portland, oregon, so we're not talking about a lot of sun, but we are talking about a lot of rain. am i doomed? or can my backyard vision become a reality? thank in advance for all of your help.
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