It's also known as ‘Little Saigon.’ Many residents came here as refugees from the Vietnam War and subsequently filled the storefronts with pho-serving lunch spots, bubble-tea-pouring bakeries and shops with exotic goods from the homeland. The pagoda-shaped Argyle El station, painted in the auspicious colors of green and red, puts you in the fishy-smelling heart of it.

The area is great for a wander (even if it looks a little scruffy). The businesses spill out onto N Broadway as well.