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Getting Outdoors

In the City

Portlanders love any excuse to be outside, even when they’re sticking close to home.

In the Region

The Pacific Northwest contains some of the most spectacular and well-maintained scenic areas in the United States. 

In the Snow

Ski or snowboard? Mount Hood is just an hour away from Portland. Among the ski areas on the mountain, Timberline has the longest ski season in America—and Ski Bowl is the largest night skiing venue in the country. For information on all the major ski areas in Oregon, visit Oregon Skiing.

College Outdoors

Lewis & Clark’s College Outdoors provides access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest and beyond through organized activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking. Everyone can take part, from neophyte to seasoned veteran. Participants find themselves in the mountains, on the river, in the desert, at the coast…and, during extended breaks, on adventures in Utah, Arizona, California, and elsewhere. Trips promise friendly people, clean (and occasionally moist) air, and fantastic scenery.

Trips are open to Lewis & Clark students of all three schools, faculty, and staff. College Outdoors personnel arrange for food packouts, transportation, organization, group equipment, and personal equipment such as wetsuits, rain gear, and backpacks.


Contact Us

  • College Admissions Voice 503-768-7040
    College Admissions Tollfree 800-444-4111

    Law Admissions Voice 503-768-6613
    Law Admissions Tollfree 800-303-4860
    Law Admissions Fax 503-768-6793

    Graduate Admissions Voice 503-768-6200
    Graduate Admissions Fax 503-768-6205