Mark Padgett shares a passion for sports and politics

Photo: Three of Mark’s relatives (Molly, Phil and Irene) who worked for Al Capone in the 1930s attended Mark’s bar mitzvah in 1961 (at right). Mark’s grandfather Philip Lewin with Mark’s mom Shirlie; and from left, Shirlie (mom), Malvena “Molly” Mandel (great grandmother), Mark and Irene Lewin (grandmother).  At age 11, Mark Padgett was paid…


Don’t Let Stroke Strike Twice

Not all strokes can be prevented, but making healthy lifestyle choices, like exercising, eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and treating conditions such as high blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure can help reduce your risk of another one. While there are about 7.2 million stroke survivors in the United States, people who have had…


Chef Jon Wirtis brings flair to CSP kitchens

Photos: Executive Chef Jon Wirtis in the kitchen at Rose Schnitzer Manor. Photos by Deborah Moon   In April, Executive Chef Jon Wirtis returned to Portland to take the culinary reins at Cedar Sinai Park. Portlanders might remember Jon from the years he held Seder in the City at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, where…

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