Highly populated and home to the oldest IHOP in the world, Panorama City is known as the Valley’s first planned community. There’s a lot of diversity in this busy neighborhood where Kaiser Permanente holds ground over three city blocks. Senior citizens can chill out at the MidValley Center, complete with auditorium, stage and kitchen for some delicious meals, courtesy of Parks & Rec. Parents can helicopter their kids at one of the neighborhood’s two private and eleven public schools, including Panorama High School which will look pretty familiar to Heroes fans. All your shopping, entertainment, and sustenance needs can be fulfilled at The Plant on Van Nuys Boulevard with Home Depot, In ’n’ Out, and Regency Movie Theaters, to name a few.
GRV LOCAL EATS
GOTO @ SILOG (14650 ROSCOE BLVD.)
This Mom and Pop hole in the wall serves the most beloved Filipino food in town. Authentic meals, incredible flavor, and affordable prices make this spot a local favorite, and for good reason.
D’NEW ARISTOCRAT (13752 ROSCOE BLVD.)
Take your sweet tooth out of the ordinary with this incredible Filipino bakery.Their turons (or banana fritters) are something of a local legend.
LAURAS RESTAURANT (9057 WOODMAN AVE.)
There is a lot of Mexican food in the Valley, but it’s hard for any to compete with Lauras. These zesty entréesare generous in both their portions and prices. Lauras renowned for their incredible wet burritos.
Panorama City is gentrifying quickly. Industrial buildings are going up and malls are being renovated. It’ll still be a while, but Panorama City will slowly become a power player.
Panorama HS (4/10)
Vista MS (2/10)
Panorama ES (9/10)