We believe that great food unites family, friends and community.

Owners Suzanne and Aaron Baumhackl & their sons, Jenner (11 ) & Rune (8).   Look for the Solstice 71" VW bus around town! 

Owners Suzanne and Aaron Baumhackl & their sons, Jenner (11 ) & Rune (8).   Look for the Solstice 71" VW bus around town! 

Open for lunch and dinner 11am to 8:30pm Sunday-Thursday. Open til 9:00 Friday & Saturday. Closed on Tuesdays in Fall & Winter. 

We are delighted and grateful to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year! Thanks for all the love!  - Suzanne & Aaron

OUR MISSION

Solstice brings friends, family, & communities together serving inventive pizza and a delicious, home-grown & house-made menu. Our passion goes beyond the plate—we’re inspired to actively support Gorge programs that lift us all.  Everyone is welcome here!  

OUR STORY

Founded by husband-and-wife team Suzanne and Aaron Baumhackl, Solstice is a warm and welcoming every day community gathering place at The Waterfront complete with outdoor patio seating and art by local artists. Featuring an imported Italian wood fire oven, the cafe specializes in rustic and inventive pizzas, seasonal chef’s entrees, local veggies & salads, and fresh homemade pastas and sauces.  The bar serves culinary-inspired cocktails, 12 rotating local microbrews, hard cider and house wine on tap. Little ones are invited to enjoy the children’s play area, and special kids menu. Gluten-free and vegan choices are plentiful. Solstice welcomes private parties, special events and offers delicious catering and lunch boxes.

OUR HISTORY

Solstice first opened in Bingen, WA in February 2007.  We added two mobile wood fire pizza ovens in 2011 and 2012 for catering at venues across the Pacific Northwest. We built our gorgeous new digs and moved to the Hood River, OR waterfront on Dec. 12, 2013. Our Bingen, WA location closed in October, 2013. Gratitude to our local community, our successful Kickstarter campaign backers, friends, family, investors, and visitors from far & wide for making our dream come true!

 

Our Leadership Team

Founders & Co-owners Aaron Baumhackl & Suzanne Wright Baumhackl

Founders & Co-owners Aaron Baumhackl & Suzanne Wright Baumhackl

Executive Chef John Helleberg  

Executive Chef John Helleberg

 

Assistant General Manager & Catering Director Natalie Price

Assistant General Manager & Catering Director Natalie Price

Front of House Manager Lauren Giles

Front of House Manager Lauren Giles

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