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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Lunch and Listen Mini-Concerts

Join us for three mini-concerts at The Portico, each at 12:15 p.m. On Dec. 6, Michael Dougherty and Colleen Schmitt will play organ and piano duets. On Dec. 13, Michael Dougherty will play holiday selections on the organ. Our series concludes on Dec. 20 with David...

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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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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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