• <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 media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/500/height/240/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/227/width/500/height/240/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/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" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/800/height/383/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/227/width/800/height/383/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/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" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/227/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/98063_CAM-A-0516-0014.rev.1678851055.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><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." 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" data-optimized="true"/></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;">To me, Lewis & Clark offered the perfect blend of a community that is small enough to really feel supported while also having all the benefits of a metropolitan area. After I visited and saw the beautiful campus, its access to nature, and welcoming atmosphere first hand, I knew I could feel at home here.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16679-emily-larabee">Emily Larabee BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Anchorage, Alaska</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> 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> 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>
  • <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 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> <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> 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 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> 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> My visit to campus really solidified my decision to attend L&C. I met students that were involved in campus life and passionate about their studies and extracurriculars. I sat in on an intro level class, spent a night in the res halls, and explored some clubs and teams.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19640-skylin-alcorn">Skylin Alcorn BA ’21</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Asheville, North Carolina</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;">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 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>

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

  • Adam Schwarz BA '23

    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
  • Gen Coutant BA '25

    Portland is a great location because there are many outdoor places to explore that are not too far from campus. 

    Gen Coutant BA ’25
    Queensbury, New York
    More about Gen
  • Martin, in a black blazer and red collared shirt, sitting on an outdoor bench next to a brick wall.

    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.)

Your Pacific Northwest Home →

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Upcoming Events

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May 24: All Day

New Student Trips Lottery Registration Open

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Trail Running Club

Every Friday at 12 p.m. in the Amphitheater

May 24: 12:00pm

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