Irangeles: A Driving Tour + Community Conversations | Los Angeles Conservancy
Armenian Society of Los Angeles, by Mike Hume/L.A. Conservancy

Irangeles: A Driving Tour + Community Conversations

Irangeles: A Driving Tour + Community Conversations

Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 11:45pm Register
Irangeles: A Driving Tour!
Available May 18 - December 31, 2023

Los Angeles is home to the largest concentration of Iranians in the United States. No other city has an established neighborhood that identifies as uniquely Iranian like Los Angeles’ Tehrangeles, located in Westwood, does. But like so many ethnic or nationally bound neighborhoods found in L.A. County, Tehrangeles is only one area where an Iranian presence can be found.  

Irangeles: A Driving Tour invites you to explore five neighborhoods significant for their connection to Iranian communities: Tehrangeles in Westwood, Reseda, Woodland Hills, and Encino in the San Fernando Valley, Glendale, the Jewelry District in downtown L.A., and Pico-Robertson in West Los Angeles.

The digital guide includes audio clips from community members and a curated playlist to connect you to these areas as you drive. You’ll explore beloved eateries, legacy businesses, and places of worship, protest, art, and more. There is no start time or date for this event. The tours in this guide are self-guided, without any onsite involvement from the L.A. Conservancy.

What's included:

We encourage you to join us in supporting Iranian businesses on your tour.

Sample saffron pistachio ice cream at Saffron & Rose Persian Ice Cream in Westwood's Tehrangeles before heading to the Valley for live music and entertainment at Cabaret Tehran. Visit Glendale and relax in the bistro garden patio of Raffi's Place before swinging by downtown L.A.'s Jewelry District to shop at family-owned Jewels by Jane. Don't forget a stop in Pico-Roberston for groceries at Elat Market before grabbing a kabob. There's a rich history, and rich cultural scene, to explore in Irangeles.

Great news! Our live virtual events were recorded and are included in your purchase of the driving tour!

Irangeles: Exploring Iranian Presence and Permeance in Los Angeles
A panel discussion featuring leading voices from experts on Iranian history and heritage in California.

Irangeles Through Food: A Conversation and Cooking Demonstration
A lively conversation about Iranian and Middle Eastern storytelling through cuisine. This panel includes a cooking demonstration and recipe card.


This program is presented in partnership with the

UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

Thank you to our driving tour sponsor!

Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in tours.