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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Ribbon Cutting for The Portico Cafe

The ribbon cutting at The Portico Cafe was a success! Friday, May 5, a room full of supporters and reporters celebrated the ribbon cutting of The Portico Cafe. We are thankful for the prayers and support that unleashed this cafe with a mission! Read local and regional...

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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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Free “Untouchable” Doc Night June 14

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 join The Portico and the Florida Action Committee for this free documentary screening and post-film discussion. Prepare to experience this provocative look at a feature-length documentary film about this controversial Florida law. About...

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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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