Photo Cred: Phoebe Poon

Sitting east of Chinatown and located primarily along 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street, Little Saigon grew into a vibrant business area in the 1980’s, following the influx of Vietnamese refugees to Seattle, and other areas of the U.S., due to the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Boasting over 100 businesses, Little Saigon includes a variety of services ranging from hair/nail salons, jewelry stores, pho restaurants, and grocery stores.

Did ya know: Approximately 70% of the businesses are owned by Vietnamese who migrated to the U.S. as refugees following the 1975 Fall of Saigon.