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Lincoln District

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Get to Know Lincoln District

The Lincoln District in Tacoma is located in Tacoma’s South End. The Lincoln District is south of Downtown Tacoma and East of I-5. Lincoln is a great location for commuters due to its proximity to freeways and Downtown Tacoma. It’s also great for historic home lovers of all eras, but especially those who love craftsman homes.

Why Lincoln District is so Great

The Lincoln District is named after the iconic Lincoln High School. Lincoln High School was the second high school opened in Tacoma. It’s a beautiful building!

The Lincoln District has also come to be known as the International District. Teeming with cafes and restaurants owned and ran by Tacomans from all over the world, Lincoln is full of surprises. The neighborhood has lovely tree-lined streets with sidewalks framing historic Craftsman homes, Victorians, and Tudors.

In addition to the international restaurants there are also two specialty grocery stores, Hong Kong Supermarket and the East Asia Market if you’re looking for hard-to-find ingredients. There’s also a Safeway.

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What to do in Lincoln District

This popular South End neighborhood is full of places to eat including the famous Vien Dong, Teresita’s Mexican Bakery and more places to grab a delicious Bánh mì sandwich than is prudent to list. The variety of little food shops is fantastic.

In addition to great food, don’t miss karaoke at the Flying Boots Cafe.


The neighborhood has lovely treelined streets with sidewalks framing historic Craftsman homes, Victorians, and Tudors.

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What the Neighbors are Saying

We asked Tacoma's Lincoln District residents to tell us about their neighborhood, and here’s what they had to say:

Lincoln is full of energy. Not in a touristy sense, but liek a strong community of working people living their lives. You have the international district on one end, and more commercial spots on the opposite end. I enjoy shopping at East Asia Market and grabbing sushi at Gari of Sushi.


I love eating out at Lunar's Pho and Vien Dong! I love getting coffee at Jumpstart Espresso, that kiosk at the auto lube. Everyone is super friendly and I think they use Endicott beans. That said, we need more coffee options here. Coffee shop owners, hear our plea!


The Lincoln District is convenient, walkable, and vibrant! I love that I can run a bunch of errands on foot, enjoy the restaurants and shops of 38th Street, and that downtown is just a five minute drive away (or a longish walk if I'm feeling ambitious).


The Lincoln District is eclectic, neighborly, with older homes. I love how my neighbors all watch out for each other.

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Recent Posts on Lincoln District

Below you will find recent posts on Lincoln. From events and restaurants to check out, to city-wide posts that affect this neighborhood, you'll find more neighborhood content right here.

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