Downtown Tampa’s Easy Meeting Space and Neighborhood Cafe.

Event Space

Imagine a meeting and event place for 4 to 400 people where all you pay is your catering. We are downtown Tampa’s easy meeting space.

The Portico Cafe

We are a neighborhood cafe, and serve many roles in our community.
Our Wi-Fi is crazy fast and we have plugs everywhere. We have tables for 2-4 people, a meeting table for 8, comfy chairs and a sofa.

Homeless Initiatives

Our mission at The Portico is to place homeless men into beds, provide them first jobs with a living wage and health insurance, and help them get on a ladder to permanent employment .

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

Coming Events

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

Theatre Performance | "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel" 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 1001 N. Florida Avenue Donation: $30 Buy tickets here "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel" is a comedy with heart by Mitch Albom, author of "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five...

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Live Music | Friday Night Live

6 - 8 p.m. Friday, April 6 The Blues | R&B | New Orleans Favorites The Portico Cafe Join our talented barista's Friday, April 6 the Blues, R&B, and New Orleans favorites performed live by Roger and Blake. Stay up to date with event happenings on the Facebook Event...

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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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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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