A decent sized city in Eastern Washington that has fun events every once in a while, such as Bloomsday and Hoopfest. The general population is quite liberal and the people keep to themselves. Every now and then they will have fun stuff going on downtown, typically during holidays. It's best to visit Spokane only for these events, not to explore the area. People generally leave with negative views of Spokane after experiencing the masses of aggressive, mentally ill and homeless people wandering the area.
A homeless woman was sleeping next to my car when I returned to the Parkade after shopping at the mall. Spokane is pretty weird.