In this 2003 photo, Portland Mayor Vera Katz (right) and County Chair Diane Linn celebrate a solid lead in early returns for the Multnomah County $128 million income tax levy at the headquarters of “Yes on 26-48” in Portland, Oregon. Katz, who broke gender barriers to become Oregon’s first female House speaker, and also won three terms as Portland mayor, has died at 84. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, file)

In this 2003 photo, Portland Mayor Vera Katz (right) and County Chair Diane Linn celebrate a solid lead in early returns for the Multnomah County $128 million income tax levy at the headquarters of “Yes on 26-48” in Portland, Oregon. Katz, who broke gender barriers to become Oregon’s first female House speaker, and also won three terms as Portland mayor, has died at 84. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, file)

Vera Katz, who helped turn Portland into hipster haven, dies

“She was a force. She escaped the Nazis. She battled cancer. She ran the House. She ran the city.”

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