• <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 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> 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> 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> 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> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I took the chance to meander about the campus as part of my college decision-making process. The splendiferous beauty and manageable size of the campus were both appealing to me.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16674-leo-mcnaughton">Leo McNaughton BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Milwaukie, Oregon</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> <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> 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> <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 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;">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;">When visiting campus for the first time, I liked the way the school felt like its own little community.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14673-elana-goff">Elana Goff BA ’22</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Palo Alto, California</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> 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 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>

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

  • Margaret Jordan BA '18

    I fell in love with Portland and the L&C campus before pretty much anything else.

    Margaret Jordan BA ’18
    Placentia, California
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  • Cami Hildum BA '24

    My favorite thing about Portland is its easy access to exploring the outdoors. The ocean is only an hour and a half away, and Mount Hood is even closer. The Columbia River Gorge is a national scenic area that sits 30 minutes outside the city. I love how easy it is to go on adventures for the weekend, or just for the day.

    Cami Hildum BA ’24
    Corbett, Oregon
    More about Cami
  • Haley, in a denim jacket, leaning back on a wooden outdoor chair while looking toward the camera.

    If I want to be in the bustle of the city, it’s a 15-minute bus ride downtown to Pioneer Square. If I want to be in nature, I can hike around on campus, or drive an hour to Mount Hood, or drive 90 minutes to the coast.

    Haley Wildhirt BA ’22
    Longmont, Colorado
    More about Haley

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

May 18: All Day

Law School Commencement

For information on the Law School commencement, please visit this page.

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May 18: All Day

New Student Trips Lottery Registration Open

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

until June 5
May 18: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Papermaking as Therapeutic Art and Social Action [In-Person]

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  |  6.5 CEUs

May 18: 10:00am

May Virtual JD Information Session

Join us for a group information session that will provide an overview of our programs and offerings. Each information session will be presented by a member of the Lewis & Clark Law School admissions staff with plenty of time saved for questions at the end.

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May 19: All Day

New Student Trips Lottery Registration Open

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

until June 5

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