“I love the duality that Portland’s music scene offers—it can go from the floor-shaking concerts in big venues to neighborhood jazz in hole-in-the-wall restaurants.”Mithila Tambe BA ’25Pune, Maharashtra
“I really love Portland’s proximity to outdoor activities, particularly with Mount Hood being under an hour’s drive away! It offers beautiful hiking trails and year-round skiing.”Emily Larabee BA ’25Anchorage, Alaska
Portland is a core part of Lewis & Clark’s identity. From our Connect-Portland (PDX) courses that tie our academic content directly to our location to the campus shuttle that will take you (for free!) to the best the city has to offer, our location is just one of many compelling reasons to choose L&C.
Get to Know Us
Jennifer Cox Cyphers BA ’98tells us about her favorite L&C memory.
Explore PortlandSee all the fun things you can do downtown by getting on the Pio!
Emily Clark BA ’22tells us how College Outdoors helped her create community here at Lewis & Clark.
The average L&C student graduates with an average of five arts courses.
70% of our students are involved in the arts.
News and Media
To foster a greater sense of belonging among first-year students, L&C partnered with a local nonprofit to offer a series of writing workshops.
L&C’s new Experimental Art Research (EAR) Forest is a space where professors, students, and visiting artists can create sound walks, auditory experiences, storytelling, musical compositions, and more!
A joint student-faculty research exhibition—which focuses on narratives of piracy, exploration, and criminality—is on display in Watzek Library until March 2024.
The new community, which launched this fall, supports undergraduates who are interested in education careers via L&C’s five-year BA/MAT Teacher Pathways program.
Rene Amani, L&C’s 2022-23 Dallaire Scholar, was awarded a Projects for Peace grant to help address the generational trauma of families in his home country of Rwanda.
L&C students recently traveled to Meta’s Seattle office to network with alumni and learn how they leveraged their liberal arts degree in their careers.