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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Christmas Eve – 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Celebrate the coming of the Christ child with Scripture, spoken word and a variety of music. Holy Communion will be served. All are welcome to receive it. The Rev. Justin LaRosa will be preaching. Hyde Park United Methodist at The Portico is a church where all people...

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Carols in the City

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 Caroling | Jingle Bells | Entertainment | Cookies & Hot Chocolate 1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL Join The Portico for Christmas caroling on the sidewalks of downtown Tampa. **Meet-up early at The Portico Cafe at 6 p.m. to enjoy The Portico...

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Homeless Memorial Service

6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at The Portico — 1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa 33602 Members of The Portico community and others interested in raising awareness of the causes of homelessness will commemorate those who have died in the past year while living outside. They are...

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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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