December 2013: Hood River News, “Solstice Cafe opens Friday on waterfront”

After months of anticipation, the pizza purveyors at Solstice Wood Fire Café will officially open their doors for a grand opening this Friday at their new location at the Hood River waterfront.

The much-lauded and loved restaurant moved this fall from Bingen to Hood River after owners Suzanne and Aaron Baumhackl were able to raise over $57,000 for their new digs via Kickstarter — an online crowdsourced funding website. Over 450 donors contributed to the successful fundraising campaign, whose names are now enshrined on Solstice’s “Kickstarter Wall of Love” that is prominently displayed in the restaurant at 501 Portway Ave.

Lisa Mullis