About

A Gathering Space for Downtown Tampa

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 benefits the most vulnerable of our city

      Serving

      the community

      A Hub

      for artists that fosters creativity and expression

      The Portico offers an event venue and other gathering spaces.

      The Portico will host groups, festivals, art openings, concerts, social and interest groups, and community service projects. sponsored events have included included several Urban Art Marts,  Carols in the City Christmas caroling and an Urban Yard Sale.

      The Portico encourages conversation about God, faith and service.

      All are invited to weekly meditation at noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Chapel, and also to new evening worship services at The Portico 5:30 p.m. every  Sunday,  beginning Sept. 11.  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.