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

Celebration of the Arts

Join artists of many stripes, musicians, poets, authors, craftsmen, songwriters, even a pastry chef and a break-dancer! Bring family and friends to enjoy all these gifts and to show support for our talented friends. The event gets underway at 7 p.m. March 23.

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Fourth Friday Open Mic Night

Art + Open Mic | The Portico Cafe 1001 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602 Join us this for Open Mic Night 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, March 23 at The Portico Cafe. Enjoy us for new music and talent in the new year! This event is free and open to the public. Acoustic musicians,...

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St. Patrick’s Pot O’ Gold Palooza March 17

On March 17, experience the luck of the Irish with this leprechaun-approved St. Patrick’s Day event. Enjoy food, festivities and fun for the whole family during the 2018 Mayor's River O'Green Fest in downtown Tampa. 10 am. - 6 p.m. at The Portico Campus, 1001 N....

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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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