Sex Worker-Centric Food Delivery Service, Meals 4 Heels, Lands in a New Restaurant Space

In 2019, veteran restaurant worker Nikeisah Newton started driving grain bowls and salads to strip clubs around the Portland area at 2 a.m., trying to feed under-served dancers and sex workers after shifts. She called her food delivery service Meals 4 Heels, taking orders primarily through Instagram direct messages. “I want to be realistic,” she said at the time. “I don’t need to be a household name, but I’d like to be a dressing room name.”

In certain Portland circles, however, Newton has become a household name: The chef has made meals for fundraisers and events like Roux and Queer Soup Night, fed protesters fighting police brutality and racism

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