• <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> <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> 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> 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> 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>
  • <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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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 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> 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> <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> 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 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

  • Hashim Salman BA '25

    The location of Lewis & Clark was a perfect match for my needs, as the campus offers abundant outdoor opportunities while also being situated in one of the most scenic areas in the U.S., with easy access to the city of Portland.

    Hashim Salman BA ’25
    Amman, Jordan
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  • Arielle smiling outside. She is wearing a black tshirt.

    Portland has a lot of fun thrift stores and restaurants. There is practically every cuisine and for vegans, like me, there are endless cute restaurants and dessert places.

    Arielle Bloom BA ’24
    Portland, Oregon
    More about Arielle
  • Whitney Maxfield BA '25

    My favorite thing about living in Portland is how many unique places there are to visit. I can find a new place to go with friends every single weekend. It is like a never-ending playground.

    Whitney Maxfield BA ’25
    Riverton, Utah
    More about Whitney

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.)

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