The 1905 Turns 5!

To our dear friends, families, patrons, and the incredible Portland jazz community...

On this day 5 years ago, we opened our doors as a humble pizza shop and watering hole for the Mississippi neighborhood. While we dreamed big, we had no idea that our little shop would become a nationally renowned establishment for our delicious food, thirst-quenching booze, and world class jazz.

We take a few moments to look back over the past five years, and the especially challenging times during the pandemic, with a smile on our face knowing we did the very best we could to deliver a terrific experience to the tens of thousands that have come through our gate, hungry, thirsty, or in the mood for some jazz.

As excited as we are about how far we have come, we are even more excited to share about some of the great things we have in store, all made possible by your support. In honor of our 5th birthday, here are 5 things to get jazzed about, starting when our doors open this afternoon.


  • Introducing: ‘Round Midnight @ The 1905 – Starting TONIGHT, we’re bringing an entirely new jazz experience to the 1905. Intimate, romantic, energizing, and special midnight jazz sessions on Friday and Saturday nights. Complete with a special cocktail, food, and dessert menu we’ll share soon. You cannot get an experience like this anywhere else in Portland (that we know of) and we think you will LOVE IT. See our calendar for sessions already booked and look for more coming soon.


  • Birthday Cake! – A birthday celebration is not complete without CAKE! Our own insanely talented Gabbi Rinehart has whipped up some delicious cake that is available to you ‘on the house’ until supplies run out. Get it while you can! 


  • Introducing: The 1905 Pizza Party Giveaway – October is National Pizza Month! Celebrate your love for your favorite crispy, cheesy slice at The 1905 and get rewarded with $100 for you to fund dinner and drinks. We’re going to try this out in October, and if it works well, we’ll repeat this every month over the next year (if we can!) Look for details on Monday to see how to get in on some free food and drink.


  • ICYMI: Nonprofit Partnership – The 1905 has partnered with Kareem Kandi World Orchestra, a small and innovative nonprofit from jazz leader Kareem Kandi. With this partnership, The 1905 is able to raise funds for more live music, venue improvement, and education & outreach. Learn more at


  • Other Exciting Things in Store – 1. In an attempt to keep The 1905 ‘HIP’ our social media lead and design extraordinaire, Haley Riley, helped whip up some fancy GIFs for you to use in your IG stories, or anywhere you can use the giphy app. 2. We are making MERCH to rep the spot you know and love. Stay tuned for more info about hats, shirts, slap bracelets, glassware, or whatever else our mad scientist management team cooks up. 


We hope you’re as excited as we are about the incredible experience we have to offer, and look forward to creating an even better experience for you all. See you soon.

Our very best,

The 1905 team