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“Great food, great people”

Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar
Ranked #2 of 142 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Wood fired & Gorge-inspired! Featuring an imported Italian wood fire oven, the cafe specializes in rustic and inventive pizzas made from scratch with local ingredients. We also serve seasonal chef's entrees, fresh pasta. We served culinary-inspired cocktails, 11 rotating local microbrews, ciders and house wine on tap. Heated patio seating and kid's play area too! Across from the Hood River Waterfront Park!
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We have been loyal fans of Solstice Wood Fire Cafe since their early days in Bingen, WA. We have always appreciated their focus on fresh, yummy, local foods. We happily make the trip over the bridge to the new location. The staff is helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

The standard pizza combinations are very unusual. They were out of mushrooms so tried the pear pizza which was surprisingly great! . Margherita pizza has tomatoes but no sauce. Make your own combo pizzas get expensive quickly but they are very generous with toppings.

Great all local wine selection by the glass, carafe or bottle. Wide selection of beers. Can't go wrong spending a lovely afternoon or evening on the outdoor Terrace.

Thank Kindwines
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stopped on our way to Portland and found ourselves at Solstice. We sat outside, ate some awesome pizza that I cannot even begin to describe. One had cherries/sausage/mozzarella and then a pepperoni pizza for our non-experimenting child. We shared the Smores Desert and it was mouth watering, hot out of the wood fire oven, delicious. The waiters and waitresses were super friendly and kept us will a filled carafe of water to drink. I would love to live in the area to be able to try all of their pizzas! There were also other menu items that made us drool, but we stuck with our pizza choice, but the Mac and Cheese looked to die for! My youngest son wanted to move to Hood River because of the weather, the food and the laid back, casual atmosphere!
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Loved that we were able to bike from the Best Western Hood River. We stopped in without a reservation and was seated immediately and was able to watch a beautiful sunset. Had a beer on tap and specialty drink (wife had the limoncello drop, and would have had more if we weren't driving bikes! Also order a few apps (Siragusa Pear Salad (they ran out of candied walnuts. Sad face), Yukon Gold Truffle wedges (great flavor) and had the Country Girl Cherry Pizza complete with Cherries, Chorizo, goat cheese and mozzarella! It was a great surprise! Son loved the Mac and Cheese. Unfortunately, they ran out of most desserts. Would have liked to try the homemade desserts but now i have an excuse to come back next time we are in the area.

Thank Marvink
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I was a regular at Solstice before it moved across the river from Washington to Oregon, where the owners can take advantage of the tourist trade and a more affluent clientele. We Washingtonians were very sad to lose our favorite restaurant to "the beautiful people," and I stubbornly refused to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign that made the exit possible. But I am still frequenting Solstice when in Hood River, and the food there is even better than before. The move allowed the restaurant to expand and to offer a bigger menu (particularly in the beverage dept.). Solstice no longer has the homespun but artistic atmosphere that it once did (the interior now resembles the many Portland restaurants with big shiny ceiling ducts, polished woods, and garage-door-style roll-up windows), but Solstice still offers delicious and healthy food. The atmosphere is more upscale and urban than it once was, with great seating indoors and out, and the place is best suited to the recreational crowd rather than to local families (although the latter won't feel unwelcome there). I'm happy to say that the owners don't seem to have lost their commitment to local foods and causes (they have been frequent hosts in the past for gatherings that benefit arts, environmental and other groups) and they're getting a chance to flex their culinary muscles in a location better suited to that. Solstice faces the Columbia River, just down the street from the windsurfing etc. event site. It's part of a new development that is tastefully executed but feels more like Portland than Hood River.

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