The Portico is Tampa’s Downtown Gathering Place

The Portico is a gathering space where people come together 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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Tables of Eight

Tables of Eight: building community through conversation, connection and cuisine! Tables of Eight is a chance to get better acquainted with others from The Portico campus by sharing dinner bi-monthly in someone’s home. Interested in attending or hosting? Contact Rick...

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Porch Party This Sunday, May 21

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 for our monthly Porch Party potluck. This event is a relaxed gathering of community friends, guests and neighbors. Please bring a dish, side or dessert. Let's celebrate our various cultures with a festive international foods theme....

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Civil Conversations Project

What began as a six-week experiment at The Portico has become an ongoing opportunity for growth and connection through conversation. The Civil Conversations Project at The Portico offers a weekly opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with others—sometimes...

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The Portico Cafe is a missional coffee shop that delivers excellent quality coffee, intentional customer service, and impacts 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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The Portico