• <a href="/live/image/gid/227/width/650/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image98063"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/227/width/500/height/240/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/500/height/240/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/227/width/500/height/240/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/227/width/800/height/383/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/800/height/383/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/227/width/800/height/383/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/227/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/227/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/227/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg" alt="Visiting our campus is the best way to get to know us." width="1440" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Visiting our campus is the best way to get to know us.</div>

Visit Campus

Take a Campus Tour

Visiting Lewis & Clark is the best way to get to know us. Our three campuses—undergraduate, graduate, and law—are nestled in a forest just six miles from downtown Portland, and we have a free shuttle that will take you there.

Our undergraduate campus spans a ravine and is surrounded by trees, giving you ample space to explore and connect with nature.

Our law school is located next door to Tryon Creek State Park, which is where you’ll find members of our community hiking the 13 miles of stunning nature trails.

And our graduate school has an expansive green lawn that serves as a backyard, commonly listed as our students’ favorite place on campus. It’s also where our bee garden is housed!

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  • <blockquote><p><p> I visited campus before I decided to study here. I think visiting the campus you are interested in is necessary because you will only know if you fit in this environment or not when you actually there in person.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18350-polly-ren">Polly Ren BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Shanghai, China</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> Something that stood out to me on my campus visit was that the admissions team already had a file with my name on it. It made me feel like I was an important candidate and future student to them already. I also loved how green and connected to the forest the campus was.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18339-burton-scheer">Burton Scheer BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Gainesville, Florida</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> After visiting campus, I was drawn to the close-knit community and the motivated atmosphere. I had this gut feeling where I could imagine myself among the students at L&C.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14638-natalie-zoz">Natalie Zoz BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Lincoln, Nebraska</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I came here during spring break of my junior year of high school. I distinctly remember how pretty the campus looked. Coming here and getting the tour, I also liked the smallness of the campus and how it seemed like there was a good community here.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16680-dexter-tatsukawa">Dexter Tatsukawa BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sunnyvale, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> After visiting Lewis & Clark, I felt a sense of belonging.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18271-grace-blunck">Grace Blunck BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Milwaukee, Wisconsin</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I probably wouldn’t have attended Lewis & Clark if I hadn’t</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">visited</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The campus itself is what largely drove my decision to come here.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18309-jemma-montgomery">Jemma Montgomery BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Minneapolis, Minnesota</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> From the very first time that I visited, I knew that I wanted to attend Lewis & Clark College. I was blown away by how beautiful the campus was, and everyone I met seemed so welcoming and kind.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19637-hannah-ronningen">Hannah Ronningen BA ’20</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">San Diego, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When visiting campus for the first time, I liked the way the school felt like its own little community.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14673-elana-goff">Elana Goff BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Palo Alto, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I visited Lewis & Clark and knew that it had everything I wanted. I wanted to be at a small, liberal arts college in a Pacific Northwest city. It was also important to me to be able to join the swim team and go to an academically rigorous college.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17799-claire-baco">Claire Baco BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Shingle Springs, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> My visit convinced me that L&C was a good choice because I met many staff members who already knew my name from my application and showed great excitement to meet me in person. It made me feel welcomed rather than just another statistic.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17133-rocio-yao">Rocío Yao BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guangzhou, China; Northglenn, Colorado, United States</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I visited the spring I got accepted and immediately fell in love with campus. The greenery, the short walk to a state park, combined with how the community greeted me, I quickly felt that I belonged here.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20422-john-mbanda">John Mbanda BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Rwanda</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> The way I felt during my visit to campus made Lewis & Clark my first choice.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14559-juan-martin-lopez-melendez">Juan Martín López Meléndez BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">La Piedad, Michoacán, México/Fresno, California/Las Vegas, New Mexico</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I visited on the worst of days in terms of rainy weather, yet I felt such a beautiful warmth from the community.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19886-zoe-brouwer">Zoe Brouwer BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Corvallis, Montana</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">My visit to campus was a big part of the decision to attend L&C. It is so pretty, and you can feel how much the community thrives here. While on tour, I saw people spread out across the lawn in groups, playing guitar, reading, or talking, and it made me want to be part of that environment.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16676-laura-everson">Laura Everson BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sitka, Alaska</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I visited L&C once before deciding to attend, and seeing the area and campus in person confirmed my decision. Campus is beautiful, hidden within trees and surrounded with flowers and moss.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18311-katie-ingersoll">Katie Ingersoll BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Bothell, Washington</span></p></blockquote>

Cheer on Your Peers

Almost 20 percent of our undergraduates compete on our 21 varsity sports teams. Attending games to cheer on your peers is a great way to spend time with friends, build community, and show your school spirit. Full athletics schedule.

Explore Portland

Lewis & Clark is located in the lush hills of South Portland, the city’s “sixth quadrant.” But our beautiful campuses aren’t the entire story—our location offers something that most other schools do not: an ideal setting in a vibrant, progressive city with endless networking, entertainment, and cultural resources.

  • College Outdoors trip

    Getting Outdoors

    The benefits and beauty of the Pacific Northwest are right outside our door. This area contains some of the most spectacular and well-maintained scenic areas in the United States.

    Outdoor Activities

  • Student getting food at a cart downtown.

    Good Eats

    Portland is nationally renowned for its food scene, which includes options for almost every food preference and dietary need. We were even given the title of best pizza in the country from Modernist Pizza!

    Dining Around Portland

  • Portland has concerts, sporting events, and many other activities!

    Things to Do

    It’s impossible to provide an exhaustive list of things to do and see in a city as vibrant and diverse as Portland. We can promise you this, though: you won’t lack for great opportunities to have fun.

    Top 10 Recommendations

  • My favorite thing about living in Portland is the food. Within 15 minutes of driving off campus or taking the Pioneer Express shuttle, you can find many different restaurants and food carts that always hit the spot.

    Adam Schwarz BA ’23
    Daly City, California
    More about Adam
  • The Pio Express shuttle is great to escape campus and explore Portland if you don’t have a car!

    Eli Bricknell ’24
    Seattle, Washington; Kalamazoo, Michigan
    More about Eli
  • There are so many restaurants, food trucks, fun places, and the perfect combination of city with the wilderness. There are also really nice events, such as the Light Festival.

    Juan Martín López Meléndez BA ’23
    La Piedad, Michoacán, México/Fresno, California/Las Vegas, New Mexico
    More about Juan Martín

Where in the World?

Latitude - N 45 degrees 27 minutes 01.5 seconds (45.4507982448745)

Longitude - W 122 degrees 40 minutes 07.9 seconds (-122.672105792312)

We’re just a bit north of the halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator, at roughly the same latitude as Lyon (France), Milan (Italy), and Sapporo (Japan).

We’re also at the same latitude as Burlington, Vermont, and Minneapolis, Minnesota (but without the subzero temperatures.)

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