• <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 the campus my junior year of high school and immediately fell in love with the place—everything was so green, the students were shockingly friendly, and the emphasis on intellectual exploration made it seem like the perfect fit.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16542-smith-s-yarberry">Smith “S.” Yarberry BA ’16</a><br/></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is one thing to be told how pretty campus is, but seeing it for yourself is a completely different experience. My campus visit put the value of a small liberal arts school into perspective.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16647-adam-schwarz">Adam Schwarz BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Daly City, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I visited campus a few months before I applied, and it helped me realize that I couldn’t imagine myself on any other campus. I grew up for part of my childhood in southern India, and Lewis & Clark reminds me so much of that environment—always green, rainy, and so beautiful in the spring. It felt like coming home.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16673-brenna-ketchum">Brenna Ketchum BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Fort Collins, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> My visit helped me envision myself on campus, which helped me when thinking about where I wanted to be for college.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18357-savannah-bishop">Savannah Bishop BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Portland and Bend, Oregon; Budapest, Hungary; Accra, Ghana</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> When I visited Lewis & Clark, I was greeted by a stunning campus that checked all my boxes—a supportive and collaborative environment in the Pacific Northwest with small class sizes. </p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18340-avi-strok">Avi Strok BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Los Angeles, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I was astounded by the peacefulness and lush beauty of the campus when I visited, and left feeling like L&C could be a place where I feel at home.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14674-mateo-kaiser">Mateo Kaiser BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Mountain View, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> After visiting Lewis & Clark, it felt like the right place for me. The school had an accepting atmosphere, which made it easy to envision myself going there.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19636-tyler-short">Tyler Short BA ’21</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Chandler, Arizona</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> When I visited, two things stood out to me: the campus and the students. Lewis & Clark College is one of the most beautiful campuses in the entire country.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18352-luke-bass">Luke Bass BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Chandler, Arizona</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>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I visited campus several times. I think my favorite visit was when I had the opportunity to meet with current students over lunch and ask them questions without the pressure of parents.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17697-eli-bricknell">Eli Bricknell ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Seattle, Washington; Kalamazoo, Michigan</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Honestly, the first time I visited Lewis & Clark it felt like I was home. Not only did the natural beauty amaze me, but the environment and student life made me feel welcome the second I stepped foot onto the campus.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14636-annika-bateman">Annika Bateman BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Dunkirk, Maryland</span></p></blockquote>
  • <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><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visiting in person was such a valuable experience because it allowed me to see the campus firsthand, and to fall in love with how beautiful it is!</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16650-sofia-reeves">Sofia Reeves BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sacramento, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I felt unusually welcomed when visiting Lewis & Clark as a prospective student, which is actually kind of refreshing when you’re looking at colleges. Some schools make you feel like a faceless competitor, but L&C made me feel desired.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19814-sam-peers-nitzberg">Sam Peers Nitzberg BA ’19</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Maplewood, New Jersey</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I took the chance to meander about the campus as part of my college decision-making process. The splendiferous beauty and manageable size of the campus were both appealing to me.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16674-leo-mcnaughton">Leo McNaughton BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Milwaukie, Oregon</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

  • Campus feels secluded and hidden, but Portland is so accessible and I never feel limited by the small campus.

    Katie Ingersoll BA ’25
    Bothell, Washington
    More about Katie
  • My favorite thing about Portland is its easy access to exploring the outdoors. The ocean is only an hour and a half away, and Mount Hood is even closer. The Columbia River Gorge is a national scenic area that sits 30 minutes outside the city. I love how easy it is to go on adventures for the weekend, or just for the day.

    Cami Hildum BA ’24
    Corbett, Oregon
    More about Cami
  • I really enjoy the music scene in Portland. On the weekends, you can usually find me at a local house show or attending an indie rock concert at one of Portland’s various venues.

    Burton Scheer BA ’25
    Gainesville, Florida
    More about Burton

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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