Chef Pat Jeung as a child grew up on the border of Laos and Thailand, moving to the United States in 1980, and opened Chameleon Restaurant & Bar in 1997. This ever-changing Asian/Metro Euro Restaurant has a heavy Thai influence as well as spices and culinary delights from the many countries Pat travels too yearly for long periods - for a month or more - to absorb the local culture, foods, new/old friends, and recipe share cooking events with other chefs/locals. Pat also attends the Salsa Restaurant Event and works as a guest chef at large celebrations in Tuscany, Buenos Aires, and France.
During an interview in 2007 Pat stated it clearly when he said, "I love Portland." Yes, Chameleon Restaurant is dedicated to using primarily local, organic fruits, vegetables, and meats. Why? Because it's the highest quality for your pleasure and your health, as well as making a positive impact locally in the Pacific Northwest.
Chef Pat Jeung, the owner of Chameleon Restaurant & Bar, also owns 30 acre farm in the Columbia Gorge, where many of these delights are grown as he remains a dedicated chef/mixologist/farmer/food & floral designer that goes the extra 100 miles.
"So long as you have good food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being." Franz Kafka
Below - Pat's Farm in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.