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Lewis & Clark has special rate agreements with several highly regarded hotels in Portland. The Hotel Monaco and the Heathman Hotel are two Lewis & Clark favorites.

To find a complete list of Portland hotels offering a special Lewis & Clark rate, visit our Places to Stay page.

These hotels are within a 15-minute drive of Lewis & Clark.  Please call the local phone numbers provided in this listing when requesting the special rate.

      Getting to Campus


For driving directions to campus, visit the Lewis & Clark directions page.


Campus parking is limited and will be in high demand during inauguration. We encourage out-of-town guests to use the downtown shuttle service being provided by Lewis & Clark (information is available below). Parking areas are indicated on the campus map: view the map online or download a PDF.

Shuttle Services

We encourage out-of-town guests to use the downtown shuttle service being provided by Lewis & Clark on Friday, April 8.  Free shuttles have been arranged to coincide with scheduled events. Shuttles will transport guests from downtown hotels to Templeton Campus Center (#36 on the campus map). The shuttle ride takes approximately 20 minutes to get to campus.

Shuttle to inauguration events
Hotel Monaco The Nines The Heathman
8:50 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:10 a.m.
11:50 a.m. 12 p.m. 12:10 p.m.
1:50 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:10 p.m.

Additional shuttle times may be added, depending on demand.

Shuttle from campus to downtown hotels

Following the inaugural events, free shuttles will return guests from campus to downtown. Shuttles will depart Templeton Campus Center after the installation ceremony at 5:30 p.m. and after the reception at 7 p.m.

Pioneer Express shuttle

In addition to the inauguration shuttle, Lewis & Clark also operates a daily shuttle service between campus and downtown. The Pioneer Express shuttle runs between Templeton Campus Center (#36 on the campus map) and SW Salmon, between SW Broadway and SW 6th. 

Templeton 636 SW Salmon
  9:05 a.m.
9:37 a.m. 10:05 a.m.
10:37 a.m.  
4:47 p.m. 5:18 p.m.
6 p.m. 6:29 p.m.
7:04 p.m. 7:32 p.m.

      Dining at Lewis & Clark

Lunch on Friday, April 8, will be provided for delegates and out-of-town guests in Templeton Campus Center’s Stamm Dining Room West.

Campus visitors have several additional dining options on campus; numbered locations correspond with the campus map: view the map online or download a PDF.

  • The Trailroom in the lower level of Templeton Campus Center (#36) offers a rotating menu of house-made pizzas, wraps, entrees, salads, beverages, and desserts. Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Maggie’s Café in Roberts Hall (#41) offers a full array of grab-and-go foods as well as espresso, smoothies, and other convenience items. Open 9 a.m. to midnight.
  • The Dovecote in Albany Quadrangle (#14) offers fresh pastries, espresso, sandwiches, and salads. Open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

      Things to Do on Campus

If you have additional time during your visit to Lewis & Clark, we offer the following suggestions for activities and attractions. Numbered locations correspond with the campus map: view the map online or download a PDF.

York Memorial

Dedicated on May 8, 2010, York: Terra Incognita is Lewis & Clark College’s permanent memorial to York, a key member of the Corps of Discovery neglected by history. The powerful sculpture, created by the artist Alison Saar, is located between Watzek Library and the Manor House (#26 and #28). Fragments of text from the journals of Lewis and Clark and other contemporary sources appear on bronze plaques mounted on boulders surrounding the sculpture to help paint a portrait of who York was.

Guided Tree Walk

The Professor Evan T. Williams Memorial Tree Walk consists of 20 species of trees, including native trees that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered on their journey west. The walk (beginning near the Manor House, #28) is named in honor of Evan T. Williams, professor of chemistry and founder and chair of the environmental studies major, who inspired students to restore the tree walk—first established by students in 1990—and enhance its educational and aesthetic value. View the tree walk map online or download a PDF.

Hoffman Gallery: Senior Art Exhibition

Opened in 1997, the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College (#26) emphasizes work at the forefront of the contemporary tradition: challenging, provocative, and international in scope. From April 1-May 8, the gallery will display artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art at the end of their undergraduate journey at Lewis & Clark College.

Watzek Library: Oregon’s Poets Laureate Retrospective Exhibit

On display in the atrium of Aubrey R. Watzek Library (#26), this exhibit features manuscripts, books, broadsides, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings relating to all of Oregon’s Poet Laureates, Drawing from the William Stafford Archives and other poetry collections at Lewis & Clark College Special Collections, the exhibit honors the appointment of Paulann Petersen as State Poet Laureate.

Lewis & Clark Bookstore

The newly renovated, self-operated Lewis & Clark bookstore (#36) offers an expanded selection of apparel, art supplies, and books, as well as coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

Lewis & Clark Cafés

Stop by Maggie’s Café in Roberts Hall (#41) or the Dovecote in Albany Quadrangle (#14) for a scone, smoothie, or latté.

Frank Manor House

The Frank Manor House (#28) is a beautiful 35-room Tudor-style mansion designed by architect Herman Brookman and built in 1924-25 for Lloyd Frank, of the Meier & Frank department store family. Today the Frank Manor House serves as the administrative core of the College as well as the epicenter of the campus. Take in the view of Mt. Hood from the Manor House patio or relax in the Armstrong Lounge.

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