Much like the early 1900s, North Portland jazz club The 1905 is now no more than a memory.
The 1905 opened in 2016 and was named one of the best jazz clubs in the world this year by DownBeat magazine. Guests were treated to top-notch talent — and surprisingly good New York-style pizza — in an intimate atmosphere that catered beautifully to a dolled-up date night or a spontaneous, wander-in-off-the-street experience.
Barnes is working to find local spaces willing to host visiting acts that were on the club’s calendar and the club won’t hold a final hurrah. Portland’s live jazz scene lives on at The Jack London Revue, Wilfs Restaurant & Jazz Bar, and the Biamp Portland Jazz Festival.