I just got back yesterday from Spokane I was on a mini vacation along with a motorcycle charity run. I stayed downtown and wanted to report on the lousy street conditions. I can't speak for all of the roads this is just the downtown area along sprague ave. to the fair grounds. They are in poor shape and there is road construction here and there, be careful driving around the area.
Oh and there are plenty vagrants, around to give you a sob story for needing spare change while they are smoking cigerettes and smell of beer. Deal with it how you want, this is just a fore warning.