Hotseat: Dave Dahl

The co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread talks about bottoming out and cashing in.

News Stories
The face of Dave’s Killer Bread has many masks.  For the past five months, Dave Dahl has been buying African tribal masks on eBay. He’s hung more than 200 of them on the red walls of his Mi   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AARON MESH

Dave Dahl Will Give First Post-Trial Interview Next Week at Dante's

Dave's Killer Bread co-founder will be a guest on talk show "Who's the Ross?"


Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Dave Dahl is giving his first interview since being found guilty except for insanity in November of ramming two Washington County sheriff’s patrol cars with his Cadillac Escalade in 2013.  The location of Dahl’s sit-down? “Who’s the Ross?,” a late-night comedy and talk show at Portland nightclub Dante’s on Jan. 27. Dahl has appeared on the show six ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 AARON MESH

Fresh Meat: Comic Artist Ryan Alexander-Tanner

The guy who drew the guy on your bread would rather you didn’t ask about it anymore.

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Fresh meat
Editor’s note: Welcome to Fresh Meat, in which Portland comic Amy Miller interviews newcomers about their hopes and dreams and the foodstuffs from their native lands that Portland fails to prepare properly. This week Miller talks with comics artist Ryan Alexander-Tanner, who is originally from Oakland, Calif. You might not be someone who reads comics, but you’ve seen Ryan ...   More
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 AMY MILLER

Dave Dahl Nears Deal to Avoid Jail Time


Dave Dahl, co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread arrested last fall for ramming two Washington County sheriff’s patrol cars with his Cadillac Escalade, has reached a deal with prosecutors that will find him guilty except for insanity, according to a document filed by his lawyer. That agreement means Dahl will likely avoid jail time, as first reported Monday by KOIN-TV.Dahl was scheduled to appear in ...   More
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 DAKOTA SMITH

Dave's Killer Bread Removes Dave Dahl's Testimonial from Its Wrappers


For more than eight years, Dave's Killer Bread has marketed its seed-rich loaves with the personal testimony of its reformed-convict founder, Dave Dahl.But with Dahl facing prison for allegedly attacking police last November, the company has taken his words off its wrappers. A redesigned label, which debuted in April and gradually expanded across all Dave's Killer Bread loaves, keeps a cartoon of Dahl ...   More
Monday, September 15, 2014 AARON MESH

Dave Dahl's Troubles Become a Comic Book

Killer Bread founder's trial scheduled for October


Milwaukie's famous and troubled baker Dave Dahl now has a court date. His jury trial for crashing his Cadillac Escalade into sheriff's cruisers in November is now scheduled for Oct. 7.The founder of Dave's Killer Bread also has new attention: An artist has turned the story of his breakdown into a comic book. "The Story of Dave Dahl" by Lucas Adams debuted last month in Modern Farmer magazine.It's a ...   More
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 AARON MESH

Dave Dahl Facing 14 New Charges for Ramming Sheriff's Patrol Cars

Dave's Killer Bread founder pleads not guilty on all counts.


Washington County prosecutors today charged Dave's Killer Bread founder Dave Dahl with 14 additional crimes—nine felonies and five misdemeanors—stemming from crashing his Cadillac Escalade into sheriff's cruisers in November.The new charges include one count of first-degree attempted assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, three counts of unlawful use of ...   More
Friday, February 14, 2014 Brendan Welch and Aaron Mesh

Breaking Bread

How the redemption story of troubled baker Dave Dahl began to crumble.

Cover Story
For years, a 6-foot cardboard cutout of Dave Dahl greeted customers at Dave’s Killer Breadquarters in Milwaukie. In the photograph, a grinning Dahl—with his baker’s smock, ponytail and anv   More
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 AARON MESH


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