Tampa’s Downtown Gathering Place

The Portico is a gathering space for conversation, connection and community change.

A Cafe

"with a mission," where every purchase supports our homeless initiatives

Homeless Initiatives

that raise awareness and put tangible efforts into motion


that gives voice to important societal issues

Silent Meditation

practices that create stillness in a busy world

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Easter Sunrise Service Water Works Park

Join the Hyde Park United Methodist at The Portico congregation for a casual, welcoming Easter service 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 1 at Water Works Park in Downtown Tampa (1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa). This service, led by The Portico campus staff, features live...

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Join artists of many stripes, musicians, poets, authors, craftsmen, songwriters, even a pastry chef and a break-dancer! Bring family and friends to enjoy all these gifts and to show support for our talented friends. The event gets underway at 7 p.m. March 23.

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St. Patrick’s Pot O’ Gold Palooza March 17

On March 17, experience the luck of the Irish with this leprechaun-approved St. Patrick’s Day event. Enjoy food, festivities and fun for the whole family during the 2018 Mayor's River O'Green Fest in downtown Tampa. 10 am. - 6 p.m. at The Portico Campus, 1001 N....

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The Portico Cafe is a coffee shop with a mission. 

Excellent quality coffee. Intentional customer service. Impacting the community.

A portion of the staff are transitioning out of not-for-profits, paid a livable wage and offered healthcare.


The Portico gives voice to important societal issues such as homelessness. Come and see the signature Homeless Jesus sculpture, For The Love of THIS City mural and art installations in the cafe.


Sunday Worship Service
Come as you are to experience a casual, intimate and welcoming worship service including elements such as music, Scripture, a message, silence, discussion and Communion.

Weekly Meditation & Silence
Experience connection with God and community through the practice of silence. The gathering occurs in a serene setting, surrounded with beautiful stained glass and candles.

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