Writers in Portland, Oregon are looking for some help from Spokane natives for an upcoming article. The Oregonian plans to feature the Lilac City. But it is up to you to sell them on what makes Spokane great.

“Yes, sometimes those of us who live on the west side of the Cascades may not think the Lilac City is special, but maybe it's because we're jealous,” wrote Terry Richard with OregonLive.com.

Spokane residents have until August 19 to make Richard and everyone in Oregon more jealous. The travel piece will be published in late August.

Richard’s article request your help already highlights Spokane’s spectacular trails, pristine lakes, and great skiing powder.

SUBMIT: What Oregonians need to know about Spokane

VOTE: Best of Spokane