Check It Out!

I have never been so excited over something so mundane: new carpet.

We've had a number of facility improvement projects on campus since our launch in 2017. This includes everything from new street signs to new concrete in the breezeway.

Nothing piqued my interest the way this new carpet did. I could not contain my excitement about this simple decorative update.

This new look was invigorating.
Out with the Old, In with the New

Why did I feel this way? It had to be more than replacing a coffee-stained rug.

After some quick research on the link between interior design and psychology, I easily acknowledged the connection. Our physical and mental spaces can benefit from a periodic refresh.

Looking for a change of scenery in your downtown routine? May we offer you a breakfast or lunchtime refresher?

Please join us our revitalized cafe space.

We hope to re-inspire your work, hobbies and creativity.


Chalette M. Davis
Events & Missions
O: 813.222.2299 | M: 813.951.6974
1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
Conversation. Connection. Community Change.
Serve Day: Community Meal
Noon Every Second Sunday
The Community Hall
FREE & Open to Public

Immediately following The Gathering at 10:01 a.m., our monthly meal with folks from T Gathering and anyone who is hungry or unsheltered.

Set up, serving, clean up, and break down opportunities.

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Florida Emancipation Day
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21

On May 20, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was announced in Tallahassee, FL.

Celebrate this important day with us at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site. Music, reading of the Proclamation, performances, tours, and demonstrations will bring the peaceful grounds of Chinsegut Hill to life.

The event is free and open to the public and hosted by the Tampa History Museum.

House tour tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Questions? Contact Fred Hearns.

Connect more with others on Facebook.
H.O.P.E. Justice Celebration
Monday, May 23, 2022
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Portico's Community Hall

This celebration is one of the four major Hillsborough Organization for Equality events throughout the year.

Leaders from the member congregations come together to connect, celebrate victories, and invest in The Justice Ministry.

HOPE welcomes all Justice Ministries AND anyone new is always welcome to join to learn more about the HOPE Justice Ministry.

We're proud to bring this event back to The Portico. Pre-pandemic this event had between 150-200 guests in attendance.

Join us!

FMI contact Kaitlyn at H.O.P.E.

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Mindi's Build Day
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jun. 4

Last month's Habitat build was an amazing day of community service. What a delight it was to watch Mindi walk through the floor plan and point out rooms in her future home.

Join the team that will continue building the home of one of our success stories at The Portico.

Join us for our build day on Saturday, June 4.

We're so grateful for the group of volunteers that supported our last build and we'd like to host a final build day before Mindi's house is ready for dedication.

For more info contact Rick.

Thank you for your months of dedicated service!
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesdays - Friday

Coffee On A Mission

As of Thursday, May 12: 19 Bags Sold 

The Mission: 100 Bags in 30 Days 

The Coffee: Locally-roasted Portico Blends and Don Carlos Espresso

The Cause: Stand against homelessness with every gift or purchase.

Buy, give or donate at:

We ship ANYWHERE in the U.S. coast to coast ($5 delivery in Hills. Co.). 
Menu Items:
Morning Cuban 
Breakfast Burrito
Avocado Toast
Cuban Toast
Turkey Club
Portico Cuban

Full Menu
Every time you give or make a purchase at The Cafe, you bring us closer to our goal to bring back a fully operational cafe with a mission: to help the formerly addicted and homeless onto employment ladders and into safe affordable housing.
Yoga Mondays
Community Yoga
5:30p.m. Mondays
The Community Hall
FREE & Open to Public

Midday Meditation
12:30 p.m. Tuesdays
The Henderson Chapel

Refresh your soul and connect with The Divine during this brief mediation practice each Tuesday.

Join us Tuesdays in The Portico's Henderson Chapel.

For more information contact
Book one of our small meeting rooms for business meetings and small gatherings.

The Board Room, our newly renovated space, was designed exclusively for business-style meetings. It is one of six meeting/event spaces currently available to suit your small gathering needs (30 persons or less).

Book your meeting now at

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 | Rise: 12 Steps with Jesus

For more info on upcoming events, visit

The Portico | 1001 N. Florida Avenue | 813.222.2299 |