Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
This college was officially established in Albany in 1867 as Albany Collegiate Institute, only switching locations to Portland in 1938. Located at the top of a hill and surrounded by a beautiful wooded area, this college’s campus has a lot of fantastic scenery within its 137 acres. It’s focused on the quaint, rustic-looking Frank Manor House, designed by local architect Herman Brookman and initially finished in 1924 as a mansion with 35 rooms.
The institution purchased the surrounding estate in 1942, finally turning it into Lewis & Clark College. Today, the Tudor-style manor house still acts as a stunning cornerstone of the campus, complete with its own waterfall and reflection pool on the back terrace.
Also, be sure to bring your camera when visiting the Estate Gardens to enjoy the wisteria and the reflecting pool, and adding to the setting, you’ll enjoy incredible views of snow-capped Mount Hood in the distance.