The 1905

4.8
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Pizza Bar
The 1905 is a jazz club, combining Portland's finest jazz, craft cocktails, and pizza, in a setting welcoming to all.

Depending on the day, music starts at 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm. Please see our website for more details: The1905.org. Reservations within an hour of the start of music will likely require a cover charge.

Our pies feature our house-made dough, tomato sauce, pesto sauce, and whole milk mozzarella cheese. We enjoy variety, so we've made a menu featuring some of our favorite combinations. Gluten Free Crust Available!

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Frank
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to catch live jazz in Portland in an intimate setting with a lively crowd!

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vipJohnG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music. Intimate atmosphere. Excellent experience all round

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KarynT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a great place. Just be aware that food and drink service can be slow during busy shows.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local jazz. Beautiful food.

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vipJoanC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great venue for Jazz - small, cozy and cool. Plus the pizza is awesome - love the Oregon Truffle and Hot Sausage.

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was the main event (and sell worth the visit!) but the amazing pizza and friendly yet highly proficient service would make us regulars if we lived in Portland. A small space but great vibe!

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FoodieSeattle
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food and service
Whomever books the music does an outstanding job!

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RalphA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only gripe with this room is that it is small. So book reservations and book them early. If you are able to get a table in the front, you will be very comfortable. If you are able to get one of the taller tables in the back with stools that have backs on them, you will be okay. The other tables with stools are very uncomfortable to sit at.

The caliber of music they are booking seems to be very good.

And the pizza is excellent and there is a full bar.

The staff is nice.

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Burchfam
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great evening with friends listening to Chris Brown and his amazing band. The beer and food were top notch.

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MollyLa
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The seating was horrible, placed us next to the kitchen, with backs against the wall with a table right in front of us. So we could push the table out at all, couldn’t even get my legs under the table. It was so tight and I’m very small. The table to the side of us was so close we kept hitting Arms.

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JeanM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Music was fabulous, even though we were there specifically for Tom Grant. Servers were wonderful and food was OK. Next time we hope to be seated at chairs. Stools with no backs are uncomfortable after awhile. Great to have jazz music!

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TeriJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the experience at The 1905. The jazz band playing and the Jam Session is fun and fabulous. You never know who is going to show up and play. There is so much talent and with the musicians that Ron Steen knows that come to town, you never know who you are going to experience. I enjoyed hearing the piano played by a member of Santana! Cool... Then Tom Grant comes periodically and he has a wonderful voice and excellent on the piano. There are plenty of younger musicians that share their rising talent with us. It amazes me the youth that come to play. Plus the food is great! The best hand made pizza and salads are wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and music!

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very cute little (emphasis on little) place. Very Intimate, some seating uncomfortable. Food/service/ music great!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I really like this place because of the quality jazz, food and atmosphere. A good jazz club has been needed ever since Jimmy Maks closed. I know there is also Jack London Revue, but I haven't been there yet so can't comment on that place. Anyway, the only problem is the service. Just like others have been saying in their reviews, the female server we had was impatient and had an attitude problem. And just as others have said, she had a problem with splitting the check. This is the year 2020. Nobody carries cash. We were a party of five asking to split the check two ways, not five ways. That should be completely reasonable in this day and age. As much as I love the jazz, food and atmosphere, a server with a bad attitude can ruin the whole experience. So unfortunately for now anyway, I would have a hard time bringing back guests until they do something about the server situation. I will however still recommend it for the other reasons mentioned.

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GentlemanBob
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great music. A cozy intimate venue for hearing great jazz. They have some rules though. In addition to the cover there is a minimum food and/or beverage charge of $10 per person. Also your reservation only gets you 90 minutes. After that you may be asked to leave for the next wave of reservations. The pizza is expensive but good. And for $26 you get an 18 inch artisan in my case italian sausage pizza. It was delicious. They were extremely busy and we were about the last to order. I think we waited about 30 mins for the pizza to arrive, piping hot. I took slices home. Reheated on pizza setting in microwave was almost as good as fresh. No skimping on the cheese either.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing music! Definitely recommend The 1905.

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DavidD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting drinks, great food, and wonderful jazz which never disappoints.

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Nddas
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good food & drink, great music, excellent service -

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DebbyR
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music and super good pizza and drink in an intimate space where we can share our love of jazz with the rest of the attentive audience and feel personally connected to the band! Owners’ concern for a fine customer experience is also reflected in the staff’s friendly and efficient service. 😍

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TeriJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the music and hand made pizza. This is a fun place to go with friends that love jazz and casual atmosphere. The staff is friendly and helpful if you don't know what to order. You can also watch them make the pizza and fling the dough....

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vipOldSchoolFoodies
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best jazz, pizza and cocktails in Portland!!!

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LarryM
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome experience.. Love the atmosphere...

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner and the music. Nice venue for a romantic date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there before it got busy so we had no trouble finding a seat (or parking). Our bartender/server was attentive and helpful. The GF pizza crust is REALLY good! I would love to go back!

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a classy and wonderful establishment. One always feels welcome and the quality of food and music is fabulous for a date night, a relaxing evening out and it’s a great place for gathering of friends. It’s amazing!

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vipcmd4444
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace is the best server!

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TwoHappyDiners
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our second time coming to 1905, and it was a really nice evening. Pizza was excellent — way better than we remembered from the previous visit. Caesar salad, though very non-traditional, was also very good. Service was reasonable, considering the fact that the place was busy and probably a bit understaffed. But our real reason for going in the first place was the music, which was outstanding. The Tony Pacini Trio provided just style of jazz we went there hoping to hear; they were the best part of a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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davidb
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great place to see live jazz. The musicians are top notch. I don't love that I pay a cover and then buy a nice meal but I assume the cover goes to the musicians, so I roll with it. Definitely get a reservation. This pizza is good. The drinks are good. So, go!

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RoLim
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza and even better music, featuring the Cory Limuaco Trio!

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GeorgiB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Live Music Venue in Portland! That's if you like Jazz/Blues!

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ZachC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased when coming here! Not only is the food 10/10 , the jazz music elevates it even more. Great place to just hang out with some friends, grab a drink.
Also


Oregon truffle pizza

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SeanC
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great music, nice venue. Good plafevfor date might

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was a very attentive server. The Jazz from Jack Radsliff’s band was very smooth and pleasant. The kitchen put candles on the pizza for our friend! Thank you Aaron for saving local Jazz for all of us to enjoy along with great drink and food!

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TraceyEff
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had heard a lot of good reviews from friends and was looking forward to checking it out finally! I was sure the music would be good and pizza is always good to me, but everything way exceeded my expectations! My friend got the mushroom and truffle pasta and insisted everyone at the table try it--it was sooo tasty and rich and lovely, and it was especially sensual trying that while the band was playing a ballad. The pizza, too, was deliciously seasoned and the drinks were tasty too! I was glad the sparkling lemonade was more tart than sweet, and my friends who got cocktails said they were really tasty for how strong they were! The server was also very helpful with suggesting drinks suited for their tastes. Michalangela was playing the night we went, and we were really digging her and her band's sound! She had some real tasty vocals and harmonies from modular synth, and we were OBSESSED with the pianist, who was brilliant! They were super kind and chatted with us during intermission.

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vipBlondViking
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The beet salad was amazing as well as the truffle pizza and hot Italian sausage pizza. Great ambiance with wonderful live music! Can’t wait to come back soon again!

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PaulB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the music, which we loved. Exceptional trio, original music played with intensity and fun. Loved the venue ... modest cover charge for musicians, superb food and terrific overall ambiance.

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SteveR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My new favorite spot for jazz in Portland. Every muscian I have seen here has been stellar.

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IgramM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw the John Pizzarelli trio. Fantastic music. Great drinks at the late show. Unfortunately no desserts served there. This is a not to miss venue for jazz and friendship.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews