• <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> 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><span style="font-weight: 400;">My admissions interview was the first indication that I’d be in a genuinely good and supportive place, and being in the observatory with the entire thing moving to find stars was a really beautiful experience.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14619-jason-kowalski">Jason Kowalski BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Vancouver, Washington</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> 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 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><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit! Also watch videos on the</span> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/lewisandclarkcollegeportlandoregon"><span style="font-weight: 400;">L&C YouTube channel</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. I watched those while making my decision, and I really think they capture the essence of our school.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14557-haley-wildhirt">Haley Wildhirt BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Longmont, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I decided to come to Lewis & Clark because when I visited campus, it felt like home. It felt like a place I could see myself living for four years—eating in the dining hall, living in the residence halls, studying in the library.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18360-jeremy-kregar">Jeremy Kregar BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Westminster, Colorado</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> 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> 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;">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 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> 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> 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> When I visited campus, there was a strong sense of community and collaboration at L&C that was so warm and welcoming as I was sifting through a sea of colleges. </p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19658-bijou-macdonald">Bijou Macdonald BA ’21</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Broomfield, Colorado</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

  • There is a distinct chillness and friendliness to Portlanders. When their passion comes to light, it is all passion, all the time. Portlanders are fearless and stand up for what they believe in.

    Greta Burton BA ’22
    Portland, Oregon
    More about Greta
  • Portland is awesome—so many great restaurants, activities, and, of course, coffee and donuts.

    Annika Clunk BA ’20More about Annika
  • Students have many opportunities to discuss their research with other classmates in small discussion sections and seminars, but they also benefit from L&C’s excellent reputation throughout the greater Portland scientific community.

    Ryan Nguyen BA ’19
    Santa Rosa, California
    More about Ryan

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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