• <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> 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> 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> <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 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> 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;">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> 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> 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 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> <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> 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> 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> 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;">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>

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

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

May 21: All Day

Finding Your Roots in the Riot of Spring: A Courage to Lead Retreat for Women

Tuesday-Friday, May 21-24, 2024  | 18 PDUs or CEUs

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May 21: All Day

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Join other new students on an exciting trip before starting college!

The priority Registration Lottery window for 2024 New Student Trips (NSTs) is May 15th - June 5th in your L&C Portal. Learn more at go.lclark.edu/nst

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May 22: All Day

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May 22: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A Fond Farewell to Ombuds Valerie White!

Retirement Celebration in honor of Ombuds Valerie White. 

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