The Portico is Tampa’s Downtown Gathering Place

The Portico is a gathering space where people come together 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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Porch Party Potluck – June 25

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 for our monthly Porch Party potluck. This event is a relaxed gathering of community friends, guests and neighbors. Let's celebrate a nostalgic references to American culture and designs inspired by patriotic hues and cuisine as...

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“Being Mortal” Documentary and Discussion

What happens when we die? What does it mean to embrace eternal life, in the face of our own mortality? 10 a.m. Friday June 23 at The Portico, we will join Tampa General Hospital to explore the answers to these questions through the film "Being Mortal."  After the...

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Open Mic at The Portico Cafe June 23

The Portico Cafe welcomes local artists to share their talents with downtown Tampa during this special Fourth Friday event, 6-9 p.m. June 23 at The Portico Cafe. Enjoy live art, music and spoken word. Acoustic musicians, poets and performers are welcome to perform and...

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The Portico Cafe is a missional coffee shop that delivers excellent quality coffee, intentional customer service, and impacts 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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