Spokane is the second largest city in Washington state, the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and the metropolitan center of the Inland Northwest. With more than 600,000 people in the greater metropolitan area, Spokane is the largest city between Seattle and the Twin Cities.
The town site was originally platted about 1880, surrounding the falls of the Spokane River, where the river descends from the Selkirk Mountain range into the Columbia Plateau. Spokane is the arts and culture center for the region, and hosts many regional and national events every year, including regional rounds of the NCAA tournament, national figure skating champtionships, Get Lit!, and many others.
Spokane has recently refocused its efforts on local sustainability, with a Buy Local campaign, a growing farmers' market, and significantly improved funding for bike lanes within the city. Just a short drive from all sorts of outdoor entertainment and sights, Spokane has much to offer. Check out the links to the left for more information about the area.