• <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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Campus Map (PDF) Interactive Campus Map 

  • <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> 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> 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> 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;">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 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> 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><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 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 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> 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 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;">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> 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;">I loved the vibe, the beautiful campus, and the welcoming culture of the school when I visited. I had a feeling that I would find my people at this school and be able to make connections with the professors, and I was right.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16642-zoe-sanderson">Zoë Sanderson BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Eugene, 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

  • Erika Hutchinson BA '22

    Portland’s size offers innumerable places to explore—many of which I still have yet to see. I never feel bored while living in Portland.

    Erika Hutchinson BA ’22
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    More about Erika
  • 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
  • Savannah posing outside. She is wearing a light colored tshirt and floral skirt.

    The food scene in Portland is one of my favorite things about living here. I enjoy going out to eat with friends and trying different food cuisines in the area.

    Savannah Bishop BA ’25
    Portland and Bend, Oregon; Budapest, Hungary; Accra, Ghana
    More about Savannah

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 →

Printable Campus Map PDF →

Upcoming Events

June 14: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Body Politics [Online]

Fridays, June 14 & 21, 2024, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

June 14: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Heather Colombo Advising Drop-Ins

June 14: 12:00pm

Trail Running Club

Every Friday at 12 p.m. in the Amphitheater

June 14: 12:00pm

Pickleball

New student Q&A sessions
June 14: 1:00pm

New Student Q&A Session: Welcome to Campus Living! Housing Applications and Important Summer Information

Join us on zoom for a Q&A session about the housing application and summer timeline for new student housing. 

This session will be about 15- 20 minutes of content and then time for Q&As. 

Join us on zoom: zoom.us/j/94186785045

Meeting ID: 941 8678 5045

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