Vera Katz died this week at age 84. She served three terms as Portland mayor, which has become a rare accomplishment.
Every mayor since Katz has only served one term. She was also the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House in the Oregon Legislature.
We look back on Katz’s legacy in both roles.
We also dive into Columbia Sportswear’s role in the Portland homelessness debate.
Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.