• <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> Way back in high school, I visited Lewis & Clark and found myself enamored with the gorgeous campus and was impressed with the friendliness of the people.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19756-terin-trachtenberg">Terin Trachtenberg BA ’21</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Lincoln City, Oregon</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When I visited, I got to sit in on a class. I was super nervous, but a student greeted me and let me sit by them for the class. It made me</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">really excited to go somewhere where people are excited to learn.</span></p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16649-frankie-spurbeck">Frankie Spurbeck BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Minneapolis, Minnesota</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> What made me want to come to Lewis & Clark is how at home I felt when I first visited. From the people I met to seeing the classrooms and the nature surrounding the campus, it all made me feel like I could thrive at L&C.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19670-jessica-doan">Jessica Doan BA ’21</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Lakewood, California</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> <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> <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> <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> The first time I visited the campus, it felt like the place I wanted to grow in for the next four years.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19705-ana-sundvall">Ana Sundvall BA ’21</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Boulder, Colorado</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> <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><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> 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> 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

  • Eli Bricknell BA '23

    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
  • Ryan smiling outside at sundown, wearing a black rain jacket.

    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
  • Miranda posing in front of Manor House, wearing a black jacket, black crop top, and colorful skirt.

    My favorite thing about living in Portland is how diverse and vibrant the city is. There are a lot of local stores where you can go with your friends, and there is a lot of variety of local foods. I recommend you go to Killer Burger—it’s so good!

    Miranda Caba Solano BA ’27
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    More about Miranda

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 19: All Day

New Student Trips Lottery Registration Open

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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 19: 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Northeast L&C Alumni Chapter Day of Service, Park Cleanup, and Happy Hour!

In-person event - for Philadelphia area LC community!

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

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