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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Slow Down As Life Speeds Up

As the pace of life quickens with the approach of the holidays, it's important to take a respite from the busyness of life. At The Portico, we value the benefits of sitting in silence in community; we weave the practice of silent meditation in most of the things we...

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Back-to-School Porch Party Potluck

Join us 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23 for our monthly Porch Party potluck. This event is a relaxed gathering of community friends, guests and neighbors. Our young citizens are going back to school and yes, it's cause for celebration! Our Porch Parties are community...

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Open Mic at The Portico Cafe July 28

The Portico Cafe welcomes local artists to share their talents with downtown Tampa during this special Fourth Friday event July 28 at The Portico Cafe. Enjoy live art, music and spoken word. Acoustic musicians, poets and performers are welcome to perform and...

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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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