A Gathering Space for: Conversation, Connection, Community Change.


We exist to transform the city and the world.

The Portico is committed to impacting homelessness in our community and to enhancing the social, artistic and spiritual fabric of Tampa through conversation, connection and community change. The Portico Cafe is a social enterprise.

The Portico, Tampa’s easy meeting space and neighborhood cafe, is a community gathering space designed to facilitate important conversation, connection and community change.

where every cup of coffee purchased supports our homeless initiatives

that raise awareness and put tangible efforts into motion
 advocacy and awareness around important issues of justice in our community
that gives voice to important societal issues
practices that create stillness in a busy world

We offer an event venue and gathering spaces.

Not-for-profit groups, festivals, art exhibits, concerts, social interest groups and community service projects.


A place where people can be unafraid to lower their guard, be authentic with each other, and talk about God in new ways.


Breathing space amidst the noise and busyness of life, inviting connection to God and each other through silence and meditation.

Community Change

Engaging individuals in serving to make a difference in the community and the world.


Conversations about faith and service are encouraged.

Weekly online meditation at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Meet the Team

The Rev. Justin LaRosa

Minister and Director
Ext. 404

Chalette Davis

Missions and Events Coordinator
Ext. 405


The Portico Cafe Manager

Bob Douglass

The Portico Administrator
Ext. 403

Chris Thompson