• <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> 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> 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> <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> 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> 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> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Visiting in person was such a valuable experience because it allowed me to see the campus firsthand, and to fall in love with how beautiful it is!</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16650-sofia-reeves">Sofia Reeves BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sacramento, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> After visiting Lewis & Clark, it felt like the right place for me. The school had an accepting atmosphere, which made it easy to envision myself going there.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19636-tyler-short">Tyler Short BA ’21</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Chandler, Arizona</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 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;">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> 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> When I visited, two things stood out to me: the campus and the students. Lewis & Clark College is one of the most beautiful campuses in the entire country.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18352-luke-bass">Luke Bass BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Chandler, Arizona</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> <span style="font-weight: 400;">My admissions interview was the first indication that I’d be in a genuinely good and supportive place, and being in the observatory with the entire thing moving to find stars was a really beautiful experience.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14619-jason-kowalski">Jason Kowalski BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Vancouver, Washington</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
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  • Uwella smiling at the camera, wearing a black jacket, posing in front of a body of water.

    I loved that our campus was far away from downtown Portland, but also accessible by bus or car in 30 minutes or less. We could also bike too, which was awesome with all the serene amazing views! 

    Uwella Rubuga BA ’19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    More about Uwella
  • Annika Clunk BA '20

    Portland is awesome—so many great restaurants, activities, and, of course, coffee and donuts.

    Annika Clunk BA ’20More about Annika

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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