Chances are you’ve celebrated a birthday at The Old Spaghetti Factory, had dinner there before the senior prom, or had drinks in the bar while overlooking the Willamette River. The Portland institution is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary this year. According to Carson Cook, marketing director and grandson of the founders, the restaurant was started in 1969 by Guss and Sally Dussin. The first location was downtown, at 2nd and Pine. It moved to the iconic waterfront location in 1984. The first night at the Pine Street location was paltry, barely $172 in sales. Now, the restaurant has expanded to 41 locations across the country. There are also locations in Canada and Japan. The business is still family owned and operated and it’s celebrating the anniversary by rolling back the prices on select dishes to $4 and $5. It’s a limited time offer so click here for more information, and more on the history of The Old Spaghetti Factory.