PORTLAND, Ore. — The creator of the popular Yoshida sauce and his wife recently donated their estate in Troutdale, Oregon to the Randall Children's Hospital Foundation, according to a statement from Legacy Health.
The Yoshida Garden View Estate — which encompasses 12 acres of land along the Sandy river, a large primary house and several event buildings — is valued at $1.7 million.
Junki Yoshida, creator of the famed sauce, is a member of the Randall Children's Hospital Foundation board of trustees and remains CEO of the Yoshida Group. His wife Linda is a published fiction author and president of the Soulful Giving Foundation.
“We have long been inspired by Junki and Linda’s partnership in serving vulnerable children and their families at Randall Children’s Hospital,” said Bronwyn J. Houston, president of the hospital. “They have been incredible partners in providing support to children throughout the hospital, especially to our families served by the Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders team.”
According to Legacy Health, Yoshida has often talked about his family's passion for children's philanthropy, because all of his children and grandchildren have grown up healthy. He hopes that the gift of his estate will leave a legacy that his family can be proud of.
“I want my grandchildren to say, ‘My papa did this,’” Yoshida said.