• <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 deciding to come to L&C. It gave me a really good sense as to what my routine would look like here, where my classes would be, and where residence halls are located. My visit really certified my want to be a student at L&C.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18359-cadyn-schenk-turner">Cadyn Schenk-Turner BA ’26</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Charlotte, North Carolina</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 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> <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> 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> <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>
  • <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> 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> 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 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 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;">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>
  • <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> 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><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>

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

  • Mithila Tambe BA '25

    I love the duality in energy and atmosphere that Portland’s music scene offers. I really like being able to go from the floor-shaking concerts in big venues to neighborhood jazz performers in hole-in-the-wall restaurants. 

    Mithila Tambe BA ’25
    Pune, Maharashtra, India
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  • 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
  • Emily Larabee BA '25

    There are some really yummy restaurants in Portland, especially at the many food carts here. I also really love the proximity to outdoor activities, particularly with Mount Hood being under an hour’s drive away! It offers beautiful hiking trails and skiing year round.

    Emily Larabee BA ’25
    Anchorage, Alaska
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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

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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