Welcome to the Portland Potager! This blog will chronicle one family's attempt to turn a typical suburban plot into an food production machine, while simultaneously maintaining a respectable-looking yard appropriate to the 'burbs. How much food can be produced on 1/3 acre plot, half of which is in shade? Can we avoid incurring the wrath of the neighbors, who have already expressed their displeasure at the previous owners' habit of growing corn in their front yard? Can this gardening newbie, who habitually kills houseplants through sheer neglect, even keep the dang trees and shrubs and veggie plots alive?