A Gathering Space where people come together for:
Conversation. Connection. Community Change.

The Portico is a gathering space where people come together for conversation, connection and community change.

The Portico is committed to enhancing the social, artistic and spiritual fabric of Tampa through:

A Cafe

where every cup of  coffee purchased 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

The Portico offers an event venue and other gathering spaces.

The Portico will host not-for-profit groups, festivals, art exhibits, concerts, social and interest groups and community service projects.

The Portico encourages conversation about God, faith and service.


The Portico hosts weekly meditation in the Chapel at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5 p.m. Sundays. People gather for worship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Explore worshiping and serving with us.

The Portico exists to transform the city and the world.

The Portico is the fulfillment of a dream by the people at Hyde Park United Methodist to create a spirit-filled, welcoming and connectional environment that ignites our community to contemplation and transformative action. We hope you will share your views, dreams, and interests as we journey together toward creating a more compassionate, loving city.